Provoked English Movie
Provoked is a 2007 English movie directed by Jagmohan Mundhra starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews and Rebecca Pidgeon. The feature film is produced by Dr. J Murli Manohar and the music composed by A R Rahman.
Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two... Show more
Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two in London, sets him on fire and kills him. Charged with first-degree murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, where she befriends her cellmate, a wealthy white woman, from whom she learns English. Her cell mate is so moved by her story that she asks her step-brother, a highly respected queen's counsel to file her appeal. Her case comes to the notice of a motley group of south Asian social workers running a under founded organization called Southall Black Sisters. They bring her plight to the attention of the media by organizing rallies to gather public support for her freedom.
She is ultimately freed by the judicial system in a landmark case called Regina vs. Ahluwalia that redefined the word PROVOCATION in the case of battered women. She was reunited with her children and subsequently given an award by the Prime Minister's wife for her crusade against domestic violence.
Cast & Crew Details:
||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
Director: Jagmohan Mundhra
Producer: Dr. J Murli Manohar
Music Director: A R Rahman
Cinematographer: Madhu Ambat