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Loved the trailer. Sundy’s amazing transformation into Rustom!
This is a genre which Akshay seems to have owned now; the way he did with comedy. Not only is the trailer looking intriguing, but also better than previous Neeraj Pandey films.
Promising trailer and suspense/thriller genre is something to look forward here due to Nanavati case. Clash may hurt the box office a wee bit but 15th Aug is a Monday which damn good for the movies nationally.
Akshay transforms himself once again and now is a unquestioned superstar by sheer volume and diversity of genre. There is absolutely no doubt he occupies the top spot which ever way one looks at his current innings.
The entire Bollywood and Akshay Kumar peers have wholeheartedly praised the trailer except for the three Jalankhor Khans. They tweet about each other lowly films but don’t utter a word on a film that they cannot do or rather dare not do.
Salman supported Devgn during Son of Sardar. Hritik and SRK share good relationship. Akshay prefers to be a loner and mind his films. Hritik is friendly with all of them including Akshay.
The khans supporting each other? It is a big joke. They are extremely competitive and whatever they say about one of them should be taken with a pinch of salt. No one is a true friend in the industry.
you may have a point, but I would say he has been delivering some solid entertainers not only with established directors but also with relative new comers. the only other big star who is doing this is Aamir and he too has not shown the consistency that Akshay has over the last few years
BTW kudos to Hrithik for his tweet, Mohenjo Daro and Rustom are set to clash at the BO but he is magnanimous enough to acknowledge the trailer.
Its an okay trailor but hard to say what to expect. I am not sure how this Nanavati case will translate into the big screen. The director is also suspect here; his first movie was 1920 London!! Overall Mohenjo Daro will surely open better. It will also have more number of screens.
And this movie is not directed by Neeraj Pandey
The trailer begins with a statement informing the audience how a sensational case of a naval officer led to the end of the jury system in India. The audience is then introduced to Commander Rustom Pavri, a decorated naval officer who gets married to D’Cruz’s character. The two spend some happy moments together and all seem hunky dory with the couple. However, the audience is in for a rude shock when it is apparent that Mrs. Pavri is involved in an extra marital affair. Upon finding out, Rustom ends up shooting her lover and is taken to court where he pleads not guilty. Meanwhile, the victim’s sister is out to extract justice for her brother’s death, as she claims that it was a clear case of premeditated murder. The story only seems to get murkier from then on as important naval documents, which somehow has a connection to Pavri, mysteriously disappears. The trailer ends with Rustom declaring that it is all about winning the game (of chess, metaphorically), and it does not matter whether the pawn is sacrificed or the queen.
The trailer is well paced and manages to invoke interest amongst the audience. By the end, we are left intrigued by this puzzle and would gladly head to the theatres to learn the full story behind the murder. The dialogues featured are quite crisp, and one can anticipate some well written lines in the movie. Kumar’s portrayal of the naval commander is bang on, whether it was playing a vengeful husband or a calculative and cunning man. D’Cruz managed to hold on her own, while Gupta looks quite comfortable in the sensuous looking, justice – seeking sister.
There’s an excellent book written by Indra Sinha on the Nanavati case — The Death of Mr Love. Having read this particular book, I’m not really that interested in the film…although it does look as if the film touches upon the role of the media in the Nanavati trial — something that’s certainly commendable. These kind of films could do with better actors as well…
Gyan Prakash, a professor of history at Princeton and the author of the upcoming Bombay Fables, calls the Nanavati case India’s first media trial, “its own ‘OJ case’ ”. “The lead role here must be credited to Russi Karanjia. It was Blitz that turned this case into a trial of patriarchy and patriotism, and elicited the “people” on behalf of Nanavati. In terms of media history, Blitz’s role was a pioneering one. In the age before television, it was the closest one would come to an image-saturated coverage.” Blitz, says Prakash, covered the case with an abundance of photographs and graphic illustrations that imprinted the case as a picture in people’s minds.
By the time the trial came to a close in the winter of 1961 — Nanavati, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court, was suddenly granted a special pardon by the government, but more on that later — the city was never the same again. Bombay of the late 1950s-1960s, says Prakash, was the twilight of the late colonial and early post-colonial city in which the elite south Bombay social ideal still had some resonance. “The trial and particularly its sensational coverage by Karanjia, built on voyeuristic interest, and the setting up of the “people” on the street, supposedly concerned over patriarchal and patriotic honour, against the “people” that the state represented in the court, was of far-reaching significance. It showed in advance what was to come later — the populist mobilisation of the “people” on the street against the ideals of the liberal democratic order in which the rational deliberations of law in the court were supreme.” The trial was also the last case in Bombay to be tried by a jury. The jury system was abolished since it was believed that the members of the jury had been influenced by the media’s portrayal of Nanavati as a martyr to the cause of honour.
Akshay Kumar: ‘Rustom’ subject will save marriages, stop divorces
Actor Akshay Kumar says that the subject of his upcoming film ‘Rustom’ will be loved by women and also save marriages and stop divorces.
“It is a different subject, it is based on real-life stories and it is the first time somebody is playing a Parsi Navy officer, neither has anybody played a Parsi main lead or an officer’s role,” actor said.
When asked what one thing he would like to take back from the film, he said, “I am going to take my uniform. And I am not only going to take back, on the contrary, this film is going to give, it is going to save a lot of marriages and is going to stop people from taking divorce, you invest so much into a relationship, so this film is going to tell you what goes into it.”
The film is based on the theme of infidelity and extra-marital relationships, when Akshay Kumar’s character finds his wife cheating on him and then apparently kills her lover, leading to a court case, public sympathy and media trial on proving his guilt or innocence in the matter. The film is based on the 1959 case of a naval officer K. M. Nanavati and the murder of his wife’s lover.
The film has received support from the industry with Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor and Karan Johar all making special videos on social media. Akshay said, “It’s great when the industry supports you and I’m very thankful to Salman for starting this and also to Ranveer, Sonakshi, Karan Johar, Sonam.”
It is nice to see the whole fraternity coming together and doing this… It helps a lot, their fans also watch that they are saying that ‘you should go and watch it’,” he said.
‘Rustom’, also starring Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Arjan Bajwa, Pavan Malhotra among others, releases on August 12.