Provoked is Hindi movie, based on the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two in London, who unable to bear the brutality of her abusive husband, kills him. Convicted of murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment. Support comes from her cellmate, a British woman, who helps her file an appeal, and an Asian organisation which brings in media attention by organising rallies to gather public support for her freedom. She was ultimately freed by the judicial system in a landmark case called “Regina vs. Ahluwalia”, that redefined the word ‘provocation’ in the case of a battered woman. She was subsequently given an award by the Prime Minister’s wife for her crusade against domestic violence.
Release Date: 12th April 2007
Running Time: 113 mins
Directed by: Jag Mundhra
Local Distributor: Suraya Production