Provoked

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: May 18, 2007

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Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Nandita Das, Rebecca Pidgeon, Robbie Coltrane, Steve McFadden, Nicholas Irons, Raji James, Deborah Moore

Synopsis

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.

Director: Jag Mundhra
Studio: Media One Global Entertainment
Producer(s): Sunanda Murali Manohar
Screenplay: Carl Austin, Rahila Gupta
Official Site: www.provokedthemovie.com

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