A UK/Indian production with Bollywood beauty & mega-star Aishwarya Rai alongside English stalwarts Miranda Richardson & Robbie Coltrane.
Based on a true story ‘Provoked’ follows a Punjabi housewife, Kiranjit (Rai), who leaves India to marry a Londoner. The marriage is a horror. Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes of her alcoholic husband, Kiranjit sets fire to him and kills him unintentionally.
Charged with murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment where she befriends her cellmate, a wealthy woman named Veronica Scott (Richardson), from whom she learns English. So moved by her story, Veronica asks her step–brother, Edward Foster (Coltrane), a highly respected Queen‘s Counsel, to file her appeal. The appeal makes headlines and the gathers great support amongst the public.
The case has subsequently became a landmark one (Regina vs Ahluwalia), redefining the term ‘provocation’ in the case of battered women.
DramaTrue Story & Biography