Rahul Vaishnavi's Film Reviews
Simply put, this film should have aptly been a 15 minute public service message on how to keep your surroundings clean and preserve the environment but ends up being an elaborate ‘Swachh Bharat’ advertisement. In no way does it justify its yawningly long running time of roughly 150 minutes.
Being a period film, the director’s attention to detail right from the vintage cars to the old and discoloured light-switches inside Rustom’s home are a testament that the filmmakers have done their homework.
The films trudges at a decent pace hampered only by the needless songs none of which are hummable. In certain scenes, the humour does come across as contrived but overall Rustom is unadulterated storytelling sans melodrama.