Wednesday, April 25, 2007

PROVOKED (the movie)

Jag Mundhra

Cast: Aishwarya Rai,
Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews,
Nandita Das, Robbie

Release: April 2007

In 1989, Kiranjit Ahluwalia housewife of Indian(Punjabi) descent living in London, set fire to her husband, Deepak, as he lay in a drunken stupor in the bedroom of their house in Southall, London. Kiranjit admitted to killing him in self-defence (she was afraid for her life after he came close to killing her several times in their abusive 10-year marriage). She was sentenced to a life in prison because the judge ruled that self-defence could not be used in her case as her last physical beating from her husband occured more than two hours before the killing signifying that the murder was premeditated and not in self-defence....

The rest of the review is on my Anthropologist Wannabe blog.