AltBalaji‘s upcoming web series The Verdict- State Vs Nanavati is in the headlines from a long time.The makers have now released the trailer of this much-awaited web series. It is another remake of a very popular case after Rustom. Earlier, AltBalaji has delivered many other thriller series like The Test Case and BOSE: Dead/Alive. The new series is based on one of the most sensitive cases of 1959. It delivers the story of the court trial of naval officer K M Nanavati. What makes the series more interesting to watch is the star cast. This web series features all ace actors in lead roles.
As told earlier, the story revolves around K M Nanavati who shot three bullets at a businessman and his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja. He later confessed his crime to the police. The untold story has many hidden facts which were later revealed. The jury, however, declared him not guilty but the Bombay court later dismissed the verdict. This case divided the society on patriarchal lines and marked the beginning of war against minority-“The Women”.
A sneak peek into the trailer
The trailer talks about the time when Bombay’s first female governor, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit took oath. Then we get to see some courtroom snippets where Karl Khandalavala aka Angad Bedi questions Sylvia Nanavati about the case. The case then transformed into a war between communities- Parsis and Sindhis. Moreover, it became a war of rights of women in the male-dominant society. And the trailer finally ends with a question-“Victim or Murderer”? It will be amazing to see how the creators narrate the case and bring out the hidden facts for the audience.
Watch the trailer here:
Manav Kaul as Kawas Nanavati
Manav Kaul has done many supporting roles in Bollywood and even received an award for Best Supporting Role in Tumhari Sulu. Now, he will play the role of protagonist in the AltBalaji‘s series as K.M Nanavati. According to him, it was exciting to work with other talented people of the team.
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Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, one of India’s brightest Naval Commanders, the blue-eyed boy of the powers to be, and the pride of the Parsi community, who was about to be the next Naval Chief! In 1949, he returned from England with a passion for western music and his English bride, Sylvia Nanavati. They settled in Mumbai and had a family with 3 children of theirs. In 1959, he returned home from the high seas to discover his wife’s betrayal. What he did after that, set a maelstrom rolling, in which the most powerful political figures, the topmost media, naval top-brass, and the brightest legal brains got involved. Then began a war of opinions, morals, and communities triggering off a case that divided India! Meet Manav Kaul as Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati in #TheVerdictStateVsNanavati streaming soon. #ALTBalajiOriginal Disclaimer – This show is based on true events and facts and reference to plots, incidents and people shall be made. Any diversion or error is completely unintentional. We do not intend to be disrespectful to Indian Judiciary, Indian naval forces, community, religious sentiments or beliefs of any person.
Elli AvrRam as Sylvia Nanavati
Elli will play the role of K M Nanavati’s wife, Sylvia Nanavati. She thanked Ekta Kapoor for having faith in her for the role.
Viraf Phiroz Patel as Prem Ahuja
Viraf Phiroz Patel will play the devil character-Prem Ahuja who took away Nanavati’s wife. It is clear from the trailer itself that Viraf is definitely doing justice to his character.
Angad Bedi as Karl Khandalavala
Angad Bedi will don the black coat for his character of the lawyer- Karl Khandalavala. According to Angad, it is his most memorable role to date. He also thanked the makers for giving him this opportunity.
Sumeet Vyas as Ram Jethmalani
Sumeet Vyas is popularly known as Chandan from TVF Tripling. His funny role in the series took the hearts of the audience. But, in this series, he will play the lawyer Ram Jethmalani which is going to be a serious role. He will be seen in a completely different avatar in The Verdict.
Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja
Kubbra Sait is a well known actress. She will play Mamie Ahuja, Prem Ahuja’s sister in the AltBalaji‘s web series.
Makrand Deshpande as Chandu Trivedi
Makrand Deshpande has previously done roles in Bollywood movies. In The Verdict-State Vs Nanavati, he will play a role of Sindhi lawyer.
Saurabh Shukla as Russi Karanjia
Whenever we hear the name Saurabh Shukla, the first thing comes to our mind is his role of the judge in Jolly LLB. In this web series, we will see him playing the role of journalist Russi Karanjia.
Pooja Gor as Vidya Munshi
Pooja Gor will play another pivotal role as Vidya Munshi in The Verdict- State Vs Nanavati. She will be seen fighting for the women rights.
Swanand Kirkire as Judge R.B. Mehta
In the series, we will also see Swanand Kirkire playing the role of a judge who will pass the verdict.
It will be amazing to see that after delivering many hit series will The Verdict- State Vs Nanavati also win people’s hearts.
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