Akshay Kumar starrer film ‘Rustom’ is largely inspired from the famous 1959 case of KM Nanavati that changed the face of the India judicial system.
Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom is largely inspired from the famous 1959 case of KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra that changed the face of the Indian judicial system. The trailer of the movie, produced by Neeraj Pandey, has already created much curiosity among cinema lovers. The movie will realease on August 12.
The movie contains the story of a dedicated service of Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar), a commander in the Indian Navy, his idyllic married life with his English-born wife (Ileana D’Cruz), the discovery of her affair with a family friend, Rustom’s subsequent shooting of the lover, and the court case that followed.
About the case
commander K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra was a 1959 Indian court case where commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, a Naval Commander, was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife’s lover. The incident received unprecedented media coverage and inspired several books and movies. commander Nanavati, accused under section 302, was initially declared not guilty by a jury under section 302 but the verdict was dismissed by the Bombay High court and the case was retried as a bench trial. The case was the last to be heard as a jury trial in India, as the government abolished jury trials.