The year was 1950 and one of the biggest legal battles was ensued between the State of Maharashtra and Naval Officer, Rustom Pavri. Three shots had shook the nation and India was looking for an answer which only Rustom Pavri had. Did he or didn’t he? Zee Cinema, the World’s Largest Theater for Hindi Movies brings to you a case fueled by love and agony, ‘Rustom’ on Sunday, 19th March, at 8 PM.
Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and produced by Neeraj Pandey, Rustom chronicles one of most infamous legal encounters in India. The film also grapples with an issue of whether a man in uniform should be considered above the law. Rustom stars Akshay Kumar in the lead along with Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta. The movie touches upon various narratives including the internal politics of Indian navy, a love story, a thrilling murder mystery and a rollercoaster of emotions.
Speaking on the premiere of the film on Zee Cinema, Akshay Kumar said “Rustom is a very well-made and well-presented film. Being inspired from a couple of real life events, we really tried hard to weave in the narrative together. The film also upholds a bold point of a woman slipping in a marriage. Hindi cinema does not have many such instances, it has always been men straying in a marriage. But here, we chose to show something different and intrigue the audience.”
Rustom revolves around the Indian Naval Officer Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) and his wife Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz), who are happily married. All goes well until one day, he discovers his friend Vikram Makhija’s (Arjan Bajwa) love letters in Cynthia’s wardrobe and rushes to confront him. In the next few moments, three gun shots are heard in Vikram’s bedroom and Rustom walks out without saying a word. What follows next is a legal battle in which Rustom surrenders himself but halfway through the hearing, he decides to fight back. Vikram’s sister Priti (Esha Gupta) hires the best lawyers to ensure Rustom is charged for the murder.
Is he innocent or will he get booked for murder?
To find out, tune-in to Rustom on Sunday, 19th March, at 8 PM, only on Zee Cinema