The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati is an Indian Drama Web Series by AltBalaji based on 1959 Indian Judiciary case K.M.Nanavati Vs State of Maharashtra where Indian Naval Commander was accused of the murder of Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja.
We have seen this story in Bollywood movie Rustom starring Akshay Kumar but was that the real story?
The answer is No and here are the 5 reasons to watch The Verdict in order to know the real story behind Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati and the State of Maharastra.
1. The Clash between the Communities
The Clash between the Parsi and the Sindhi community in 1959 was very intense due to this sensational case as Parsi’s were supporting their fellow Parsi Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati and Sindhi community was asking Justice for Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja.
2. Close to Reality
A Slightly different and more real story than shown in Rustom. In Bollywood movie Rustom, the actual circumstances and the consequences faced by the communities and the state was hidden and the story had a tint of fictionalization.
The Verdict actually shows us the real case “Commander K.M. Nanavati Vs State of Maharashtra”.
3. The Influence of the local Newspaper
In 1959 there was no Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and no access to social media. The people had newspapers and rumours as to their only source of information and the best in the business was Blitz which was led by Russi Karanjia.
4. The Support of Rich Parsi Community and The Indian Navy
The Parsi community was rich and powerful and stood together in support of their fellow man. The Indian Navy was also very supportive and proud of their one of the most decorative commanders.
5. Strong Performances by Stellar Cast
The cast includes Manav Kaul as Commander K.M.Nanavati, Elli Avrram as Slyvia Nanavati,
Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja, Viraf Patel as Prem Ahuja, Sumeet Vyas as Ram Jethmalani, Angad Bedi as Karl Khandalvala, Saurabh Shukla as Russi Karanjia, Soni Razdan as Mehra Nanavati, Makrand Deshpande as Chandu Trivedi and many more.
All the actors have done an amazing job and have totally justified the characters they were assigned but a special mention for Manav Kaul, Kubbra Sait, Sumeet Vyas, Angad Bedi , Elli Avrram , Saurabh Shukla and Makrand Deshpande for their splendid and powerful performances which took hold of the story till the last minute of “The Verdict”.
Streaming Now on AltBalaji App.
No of Episodes:- 10
Average watch time/episode: -35 mins
Watch the trailer here:-