On January 11, 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India, died a mysterious death in Tashkent, Uzbekistan . Strangely, right after the Tashkent Agreement between India and Pakistan , which displayed independent India’s strength in the Region to the World for the first time, Shastri Ji died of a Cardiac Arrest. Blue Body, cuts on few body areas and most questionable, no post mortem conducted in either Tashkent or even in India. The family never objected to Post mortem. All of this pointed to a foul play that could have been, or maybe not. But that’s the thing with conspiracies.
While the truth has never been made public, but the Film Tashkent Files shows a young Journalist essayed by Shweta Basu ( Ragini Phule), on a quest to know the reality behind Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death. How she is made a pawn by the entire Political nexus of the country, gets personally drained and ruins her career altogether in her quest for truth. It also delves to showcase how a Committee Panel to review various scams or mysteries, potentially works in India.