Zee Studios, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape Of Good Films and Plan C Studios' Rustom is a story that has been inspired by the famous case of K.M.Nanawati versus the state of Maharashtra in the year 1959.
Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) is an extremely principled naval officer, whose world revolves around his duty and his dearest wife Cynthia Pavri (Ileana D'Cruz). The world around Rustom Pavri shatters completely when he discovers that his wife is having an affair with Vikram (Arjan Bajwa). His anger towards the entire situation triggers him to kill Vikram by shooting him on the spot. Rustom Pavri, then, surrenders himself before the law.
What happens after that, are a series of courtroom drama between Rustom Pavri versus Vikram's sister Preeti (Esha Gupta) and her extremely capable lawyer Laxman Khamgani (Sachin Khedekar).
What is the ultimate verdict of the court? Does Rustom Pavri get convicted for the murder of Vikram? Will Rustom Pavri be able to prove his innocence in the case is what forms the rest of the film.