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The film entitled Provoked is about the life and challenges of a lady known as Kiranjit. Kiranjit is a lady who marries a man known as Deepak, which was arranged for her. She relocates to Southall with her husband because he wants to be closer to his parents. Being an arranged marriage, Kiranjit does not know her husband’s character very well. However, he pretends to be caring and affectionate towards her.

Not long after they arrive in Southall, Deepak reveals his real character to his wife. He becomes very violent towards her and even appears to be suffering from a personality disorder. Kiranjit however decides to tolerate her husband’s behaviors. After ten years of an abusive marriage with no children, Kiranjit decides to hurt her husband. She sets fire on his legs while he is sleeping and Deepak dies as a result.

Kiranjit is taken to court and charged with the crime of murder. She receives a sentence of imprisonment till death. While in jail, she becomes very good friends with a lady known as Veronica. Veronica is her cell mate and starts teaching her how to write and speak the English language.

Veronica protects Kiranjit from being bullied by other girls in the prison. She even asks her brother Edward who is an attorney to appeal Kiranjit’s case. Edward accepts to do so for the sake of her sister. He realizes how much her sister cares about Kiranjit and also how important her case is. Ironically, Veronica does not want Edward to help her with her own case because of the differences they have as brother and sister.

A group of ladies known as the Southall Black Sisters also gain interest in Karanjit’s case. They organize rallies in her favor and ask people to protest against the authorities for detaining her. To her greatest delight, Karanjit is set free after her appeal hearing. She returns home and starts living a new life.

Provoked is an Drama movie that was released in 2007. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 39.

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Not Rated
| 2007 | | 6.6/10 | 39/100
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Ray Panthaki
Jag Mundhra
Produced By
Sunanda Murali Manohar

Also directed by Jag Mundhra