Sylvia is central not just to the case, but also to its hold on our imaginations. Seeing Nanavati go for the gun, enclosed in a brown packet, Prem too went for it and in the ensuing scuffle, Prem’s hand caused the gun to go off and instantly kill him. Scared, Cynthia rushes to jail to inform Rustom, who hasn’t talked to her ever since he is in custody. Her physical defence was left to her brother-in-law, stonily walking in front of her like a shield. The dominant image has inevitably been the former. Rustom immediately surrenders to the police and Inspector Vincent Lobo Pavan Malhotra starts the investigation.

Indeed, after the trial, Rustom even admits to the investigating officer that the murder was pre-meditated but still retains the halo around his nationalistic head. The dominant image has inevitably been the former. Pink wins big, Big B-Alia get best actor and actress award”. To pacify the Sindhi community to which Prem Ahuja belonged, a Sindhi trader convicted for wrongly using an import licence was also pardoned. The dismissal by the Bombay High Court in which it re-hearing of the case began. Such a ‘crime of passion’ was considered unusual.

She faced the abuse outside the courtroom, and the humiliations inside, with dignity. He drove a convertible and smoked expensive cigars. This is because he could have invoked exceptions 1 and 4 of section of IPC which defines murder. The Nanavatis packed their bags, and jettisoned the baggage.

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Nanavati was later convicted and sent to life imprisonment under Section of nanavayi IPC. Shading in the nuances Contrasting completely with these potboilers is Achanak.

But nearly six decades have passed, and our ideas of gender equations have evolved. The first song from the film’s soundtrack album, “Tere Sang Yaara”, sung by Atif Aslam and composed by Mukherjee was released on 6 July The film score was composed by Surinder Sodhi.


But it was Sylvia, most of all, who clamoured to be redeemed by an updated perspective. Of the three films based on the Nanavati case, Achanak is the only one that takes the controversial subject head-on, Yeh Raastey Hain Pyar Ke and Rustom come up with utterly absurd excuses for both the affair and the murder. The pretty English woman and the six-footer with strong Parsi features were head-turners nznavati moment they entered a party—on board, on shore, or on civvy street.

Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja. The next day it is shown that Rustom is proved not guilty by the jury and he walks free. The Bombay High Court sentenced him guilty. Printable version Feb 25, 5: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However, public opinionin the largely conservative country, was decidedly in favour of Nanavati, seen as an upright naval officer with middle class values and a strong sense of honour. He returns home and waits for Cynthia to return and casr confronts her with the love letters, but walks away before Cynthia can explain.

Sylvia’s story beyond the scandal

The crux of the case was whether Nanavati shot Ahuja in the “heat of the moment” or whether it was a premeditated murder. I thought this was ridiculous.

Commander Nanavati, accused under sectionwas initially declared not guilty by a jurybut the verdict was dismissed by the Bombay High Court and the case was retried as a bench trial. She spent most of those difficult years with them.

Hapless victim or immoral bed-jumper? The incident both shocked and riveted the entire country.

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To pacify the Sindhi community to which Prem Ahuja belonged, a Sindhi trader convicted for wrongly using an import licence was also muredr. Sylvia, who now doubted Prem’s intention to marry her, confessed about the affair to her husband.


Bachi Karkaria is the author of In Hot Blood: With Nanavati frequently away on assignments for long periods of time, Sylvia fell in love with Prem Bhagwan Ahuja, a Sindhi friend of Nanavati’s.

The movie has already created buzz among the cinema lovers and specially the fans of Akshay Kumar whose Airlift and Housefull 3 did fantastic business on the box office. As soon as they heard about the shooting, they despatched a close family member to the Metro cinema hall. Meanwhile, it is found that Vincent Lobo was in Delhi and he had met the office secretary of the Ministry of Defence to fase the recording of the trunk call that Rustom had made.

We namavati need to free her of the baggage we caze forced upon her for almost 60 years. New Delhi, DelhiIndia.

But friends confided that it was the commander who would cause a flutter. It was the first case of free India, the media completely “accused” was at the Support and its effect was to defend the public Nanavati.

Sylvia’s story beyond the scandal

Worldwide collections of Akshay Kumar’s Rustom”. The trial that followed had all the makings of a Bollywood blockbusterand public support for Commander Nanavati was massive. After hearing the case, they gave each other their verdict. Please Email the Editor.