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Provoked: A True Story (2006)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 April 2007 (UK)
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It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.

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Kiranjit Ahluwalia (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Veronica Scott
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Deepak Ahluwalia
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Ravi
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Radha Dalal
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Sheela Ahluwalia
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Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with other women. he also subjected her to spousal rape. After ten years and having two children with him, out of fear, she sets him on fire while he is sleeping, two hours after another scene of domestic violence. He succumbs to the injuries ans she is sentenced to prison for life for premeditated murder. However the Southall Black Sisters, an NGO which fights against domestic violence helps her get justice. And after spending 3 1/2 years in jail, she is set free and reunited with her two children. Written by A. Bose

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£140,104 (UK) (6 April 2007)

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£312,022 (UK) (13 April 2007)
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Towards the end of the filming schedule, director Jag Mundhra had to delay shooting for three days because he was hospitalized for internal bleeding. See more »

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Sikh Hymns
Anand Karaj Lavan
Music by Ragis of Ramgarhia Gurudwara, Slough
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User Reviews

 
see it to learn about atrocities that can happen to a woman
20 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie is based on a true story which was the first reason i saw this film. Aishwarya Rai has performed well in the role of Kiran.

The story educates one of the atrocities that can happen to a woman and her fight to claim the justice that is initially denied to her cause she was ashamed to discuss the abuse that she suffered.

The movie looks like a low budget movie and the screenplay or the camera-work may not fascinate you. The movie is based on facts and stays true to its original content.

See the movie for its content and the message it wants to convey to the society.


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