The Verdict: State vs Nanavati is a story about the infamous 1959 KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra case. Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, the Parsi naval commander was charged with section 302 after he fired three gunshots and killed his wife Sylvia’s Sindhi lover, Prem Ahuja. The Bombay session court acquitted him but the High Court found him guilty. He was released after spending three years in jail, as then-Governor Vijalakshmi Pandit asked Nanavati to be pardoned in exchange for another Sindhi businessman’s acquittal.
1. Manav Kaul as KM Nanavati
2. Elli AvrRam as Sylvia
Elli AvrRam, who was recently seen in a dance number alongside Sidharth Malhotra in Jabariya Jodi, has been roped in to play Nanavati’s English-born wife Sylvia.
3. Viraf Patel as Prem Ahuja
Viraf Patel portrays Prem Ahuja, a successful businessman and an eligible Sindhi bachelor, who made the mistake of falling in love with the forbidden woman.
4. Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja