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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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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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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Filmed in 32 days. See more »


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Teri Rab Ne Banayee Jodi
from film Suhaag (1979)
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (as Laxmikant) and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Pyarelal)
Courtesy of Sharma Productions
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see it to learn about atrocities that can happen to a woman
20 April 2007 | by saur-78See 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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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 USA:

$30,000, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$761,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,135,419
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Raj Film Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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