Like the real life story, "Murder Unveiled" reveals the tragedy of a young Indo Canadian woman, who was inspired by love to pursue a new life in India, but ultimately was crushed by her family's driving ambitions.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Davinder Samra
Surinder Singh
Lushin Dubey ...
Kuldeep Samra
Sanjay Talwar ...
Inspector Darshan Singh
Inspector Gurpal Badash
Zena Darawalla ...
Vikram Samra
Jaggi (as Sooraj Jaswal)
Rajinder Singh Cheema ...
Suitor's #2 Father


In India, a young woman is kidnapped, her young male companion beaten within an inch of his life. He is working class Sikh, Surinder Singh, she his wife, the former Davinder Samra, a Sikh-Canadian who he met when she visited India a year earlier for her cousin's wedding. For both, it was love at first sight. However, Davinder comes from a traditional Sikh family, who made their fortune in Canada. Her parents, who knew nothing of Surinder when Surinder and Davinder eloped, were seeking a suitable husband for her. As the story unfolds leading to the kidnapping/beating and the subsequent investigation by the local police and Crime Investigation Division, the power of money and of Sikh family honor is shown. Written by Huggo

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This modern day Romeo and Juliet tale is inspired by the real murder of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, whose life was taken after defying her family's desire for her to marry into a higher caste of Hindu society.








Release Date:

6 February 2006 (Canada)  »

Box Office


CAD 3,750,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the movie reenactment of the documentary "The Murdered Bride" which first aired on The Fifth Estate (1981). See more »


Written by Sukhi Bart
Performed by Signia
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Real life Romeo and Juliet
27 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Really good, made for TV movie. This is a modern day Romeo and Juliet that started out kinda weak but then fully sucked me in especially since the investigation is still in the news here in Vancouver. It's the story behind the murder of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, a young (Canadian) girl who fell in love with an (auto) rickshaw driver while in India for her cousins wedding and then married him against her family's wishes. As she had already been promised into a higher caste with an arranged marriage. Her father then hires assassins to kill the groom.

This has a definite Lifetime movie feel to it but I believe its a CBC production, you know what I mean though. Good performances here (despite some questionable fake beards) and just a heartbreaking story as we watch Jaswinder struggle with her strict Sikh upbringing, try to escape her family and arranged marriage and ultimately not get enough time with Davinder.

The father is traditional to a fault and you really hate him, the romance is sweet, (young obsessive love). There is also some time spent with the Indian police investigation that followed. 6.13 Filmed in Canada and the Punjab region of India.

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