The Verdict State Vs Nanavati trailer: This AltBalaji series dramatises one of India’s most famous cases


Ram Jethmalani, later to become a star lawyer, led the prosecution against Nanavati. Advertising

Akshay Kumar’s Rustom was also based on this case, as was 1973’s Achanak. The official Twitter handle of ALTBalaji shared the trailer. The tweet read, “A crime of passion that divided India’s patriarchal society of 1959 & led to its most controversial judicial case. The series seems to have a tone of a legal thriller with several arguments and counter-arguments between lawyers in the court. The case involved the murder of a man called Prem Ahuja by Naval Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati due to the former’s sexual relations with his wife. Manav Kaul plays the role of Manekshaw. It also stars Elli Avrram, Saurabh Shukla, Angad Bedi, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Makarand Deshpande, Soni Razdan, Viraf Patel, Swanand Kirkire and Pooja Gor. The text ‘War of Sexes’ appears on the screen at one point, proceeded by ‘War of Moralities’. Advertising

The series has a strong cast. The 3 gunshots fired by Commander K M Nanavati began a war of moralities, sexes & communities.”

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