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Provoked: A True Story ()


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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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Lord Edward Foster
Raji James ...
Solicitor Anil Gupta
Leena Dhingra ...
Sheela Ahluwalia
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Young Nurse
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Guard Miller
John Alford ...
Chris Jones - Legal Aid Solicitor
Vonda Barnes ...
Prisoner
Peter Benedict ...
Dr. Manning
Freya Berry ...
Dr. Emma Stillman
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Doreen
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Judge
Ashwani Chopra ...
News Vendor
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Asha
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Lula
Minaxi Hira ...
Wedding Guest / Protestor
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Police Constable James O'Connell
Judith Jacob ...
Guard Tyler
Shaheen Khan ...
Jamila
Steve McFadden ...
DS Ron Meyers
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Jackie
Harpreet Singh Nandra ...
Sandeep D. Ahluwalia
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Doctor
Raoul Pattra ...
Rajeev D. Ahluwalia
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Miriam
Naila Raza ...
Kiranjit's sister
Marsha Rice ...
Mrs. Byron
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Prosecutor
Christina Thornton ...
Commander Kate Halloran
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Gladys
Michael Watson ...
Barman

Directed by

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Jag Mundhra

Written by

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Carl Austin ... ()
 
Rahila Gupta ... ()

Produced by

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Ashwani Chopra ... line producer
Nigel Glynn-Davies ... executive producer
Sunanda Murali Manohar ... producer

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A.R. Rahman

Cinematography by

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Madhu Ambat

Film Editing by

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Sanjeev Mirajkar
Jag Mundhra

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Jonathan Yau ... telecine colourist

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Uzma Xina Kang
Patricia Rose

Art Direction by

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Emily Straight

Costume Design by

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Sarah Tapscott

Makeup Department

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Vicky Kraft ... assistant makeup artist
Michelle Watson ... makeup designer

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Antara Bhardwaj ... chief assistant director
Philip Booth ... daily crowd assistant director
Simon Downes ... additional assistant director
Ian Dray ... first assistant director
Uzma Xina Kang ... chief assistant director
Amit Mandre ... third assistant director
Justin Murphy ... second assistant director
Andy Pearson ... third assistant director
Nick Simmonds ... third assistant director
Lee Tailor ... second assistant director
Jamie Voss ... day player third assistant director
Kevin Westley ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Martin Kane ... dressing props
Lee Wiseman ... props

Sound Department

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Alagiakoothan ... sound effects editor
C. Anand ... sound
Manohari Gowri ... dialogue editor (as Manoharo Gauri)
Shyam Sundar S. ... sound editor
H. Sridhar ... re-recording mixer

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Elayaraja ... smoke artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Simon Gilmour ... clapper loader
Matt Lopez-Dias ... grip
Vipin Mohan ... operating cameraman
Rajesh Rajilal ... assistant camera

Casting Department

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Mohan Chopra ... casting associate
Chuck Douglas ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rubianca Atwal ... costume supervisor
Elizabeth Healy ... costume assistant
Katherine Swan ... costume daily

Location Management

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Lee Alliston ... key location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Helen Andre ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Antara Bhardwaj ... assistant: director
Murli Chhatwani ... distribution
Catherine Golding ... assistant coordinator
Greg McManus ... production assistant
Kay Mitchell ... set runner
Truan Munro ... runner
Tracy O'Riordan ... production co-coordinator
Laura Sophie Ware ... assistant coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines In prison she found freedom See more »
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Also Known As
  • Provoked (United Kingdom)
  • Provoked, una historia real (Spain)
  • Спровоцированная (Russia)
  • Provoked: Desejo de Liberdade (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP140,104, 08 Apr 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia In order to appeal to those who don't speak English in India, the film was dubbed in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Shrek the Third/Once/Even Money/The Wendell Baker Story/Provkoed (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Fly Away See more »

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