Rustom - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

No sizzling plot, just a simmering one let down even more by how the big reveal is revealed.



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39 reviewers have given Rustom an average rating of 1.8/5.0 (?)

6 yays
17 nays
16 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...This is genuinely sad because if you sift out the frills, the faff and the chaff in Rustom, the pivotal plot is actually interesting and could have made for a solid thriller.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Vaguely watchable, and that may be overstating it ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...what we get to see in the tediously long RUSTOM is a strong potential base of a ‘significant court case’ converted into a comedy, making no effort to enlighten the viewers about how it became a reason for ‘the landmark change’ in the judicial system of our country ‘abolishing the jury system’... full review

Thumbs up Bolly Spice ... The newspaper man Billimoria, enacted by Kumud Mishra plays his small yet key role conveniently well.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations.... full review

So-So by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...Akshay Kumar is terrific in this average courtroom drama!... full review

So-So by Criselle Lobo, BookmyShow ...You don’t get to see the actor play such roles every day and his performance is what makes Rustom worth a watch. ... full review

So-So by Mehul Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle ...avan Malhotra, who played Lobo,an investigating officer, delivers a fine performance and justifies his screen time. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet bhuvan, Desi Martini ...There is however some unintended hilarity in there, that keeps one amused for some time. However, this is not enough to sail the movie through. ... full review

So-So by Yatharth Chauhan, Desi Martini ...Popcorn entertainment... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...Mohenjo Daro is confused about whether it is set in the Indus Valley or somewhere in Egypt with all that dark eye make-up or in Rome with the gladiator fight.... full review

So-So by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...ohenjo Daro is an ambitious film and deserves credit for it.... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...This Should Never Have Been Made ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...Thoroughly absorbing and surprisingly entertaining., check it out.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...he movie employs a lot of CGI to recreate an authentic period feel. That coupled with the entertainment value does make Rustom a decent watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, FirstPost ...Akshay Kumar’s performance is more trying-to-be-intense than intense, which is disappointing coming in the same year as his quietly dignified turn in Airlift. ... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...The screenplay lacks cohesiveness, camerawork can’t hide the crumbliness of this endeavour ... full review

Thumbs down by Rustom Jaiwantika Dutta-Dhupkar, ...The scenes which show the jury squabbling are probably meant to prove what a "buzz" the case had generated, but they lack focus. ... full review

So-So by Vishal Verma, ...RUSTOM would have been much better if the makers have had stuck to the basic plotline inspired from the 'real' incident ... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Though part of the story is based on fact, it’s the relationship drama that actually makes this a thriller.... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post ...It's a horrible, indigestible mixture — like a school play with an out-of-control budget.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The first half of the film has a few interesting moments, but director Tinu Suresh Desai spends ways too much time setting up the affair ... full review

So-So by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today ...Akshay Kumar brings KM Nanavati back to life... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...dreary piece of work... full review

So-So Indicine ...Vfx is awful and messy... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...a one-time watch... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...closely mirrors the Nanavati case but fails to capture its complexities ... full review

So-So by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...Akshay is yet again at his peak, choosing a film that gives him enormous scope to perform. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...umar looks dashing in his Navy uniform and is dignity personified as the gallant Navy officer, who apologizes to a female witness before shredding her testimony on cross-examination. ... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...This one's worth a watch only for Akshay Kumar. But if you're looking for laughs, Esha Gupta could help too.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ... Rustom opts for a facile and melodramatic approach to the 1959 murder case. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...You see, no possible fiction-based-on-fact disclaimer could have prepared me for the fact that Rustom is a parody.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Desai’s film stays true to its time, at least on the surface – the clothes are poofy; the hair even poofier.... full review

So-So by IANS, Sify Movies ...Arjan Bawa as the manipulative and flamboyant Sindhi businessman, Vikram Makhija, essays his role convincingly.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Too smug for comfort... full review

So-So by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India ...ustom lacks the unnerving tension exuded by well made courtroom dramas... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...If at all anything works, then admittedly some of the courtroom drama does have its playing to the gallery moments and they work in their own corny way. ... full review

So-So by Rummana, yahoo! India ...Akshay Kumar as Commander Rustom Pavri is flawless but he is let down by a script that is just not robust enough to support this portrayal.... full review

Thumbs up by Raghav Jaitly, ZEENEWS.COM ...intriguing to the core!... full review