Running Time: 110 min.
Release Date: May 18, 2007
Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband (Naveen Andrew), a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two (Aishwarya Rai) in London sets him on fire while he is asleep. 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 cellmate is so moved by her story that she asks her stepbrother, 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 funded organization called Southhall Black Sisters. They bring her plight to the attention of the media by organizing rallies to gather public support for her freedom.
Based on a true story.
Studio: Media One Global Entertainment
Producer(s): Sunanda Murali Manohar
Screenplay: Carl Austin, Rahila Gupta
Official Site: www.provokedthemovie.com