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Provoked: A True Story (2006)

Not Rated | | Biography, 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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Jag Mundhra

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Cast

Credited cast:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Kiranjit Ahluwalia (as Aishwarya Rai)
Miranda Richardson ... Veronica Scott
Naveen Andrews ... Deepak Ahluwalia
Ray Panthaki ... Ravi
Nandita Das ... Radha Dalal
Robbie Coltrane ... Lord Edward Foster
Raji James Raji James ... Solicitor Anil Gupta
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ... Sheela Ahluwalia
Claire Louise Amias ... Young Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Albiston ... Guard Miller
John Alford John Alford ... Chris Jones - Legal Aid Solicitor
Vonda Barnes Vonda Barnes ... Prisoner
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ... Dr. Manning
Freya Berry Freya Berry ... Dr. Emma Stillman
Lorraine Bruce ... Doreen
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Storyline

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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She lost her liberty and found her freedom See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | India

Language:

English | Punjabi

Release Date:

6 April 2007 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Opening Weekend:

£140,104 (United Kingdom), 8 April 2007, Limited Release
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Raj Film Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the autobiographical book "Circle of Light" by Kiranjit Ahluwalia. See more »


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Alaap
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Vocals by Runa Rizvi
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lots of potential that wasn't met
11 June 2007 | by moon_shine_93See all my reviews

this movie had a heap of potential...that wasn't met. the story in its self is a seller but its execution was pathetic. instead of feeling sorry for kiran and considering her actions revoulutionary i walked out thinking that this movie was promoting murder over telling someone e.g. police. i feel this may have had o do with the fact that ash as pretty as she is isn't capable of getting in the skin of a character and making you feel with the character. i walked out considering kiran a weak woman when she probably wasn't in reality. kiran was a Punjabi girl and she was going to be a lawyer, she was obviously educated and intelligent so why portray her as so backward ?? only one scene really portrayed the kind of person kiran was (the scene before he threw her down the stairs) she told him what she felt. the personality of that scene should have been carried through the entire movie...but it wasn't. 5/10 purely for the story & the little effort


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