|Starring:||Miranda Richardson, Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Robbie Coltrane|
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Jul 2007|
|Main languages:||English, Punjabi|
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worth wathingBy a customer from bucks, england , 11 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]saw film in cinema, it is an excellant film which tells people what it is like for a person going through abuse. aishywara acting wa very good.
recomend you watch it
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Important subject matter maltreatedBy a customer , 30 Nov 2011Having read the book that Provoked is based on I was disappointed in the lack of focus on the actual circumstances with the weapon used in the attack (trying not to add any spoilers). The cast is a real mix from Miranda Richardson, Aishwarya Rai the Queen of Bollywood through to some 'actors' that came across as AMDram. This film has the feel of a Bollywood low budget and I have since discovered that the director is better known for his sexual thrillers, sorry but it shows. It came across as a little Prisoner Cell Block H, and the final speech by Ahluwalia / Rai should have been delivered more.
excellent, four starsBy a customer from Leeds , 14 Feb 2011It shows the down side of arranged marriages. No support from her Mother-in-Law, who knew what her son was really like. If boys are properly nurtured during childhood, women would not be treated like this. Pity that some women in real life have to experience this type of treatment
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Emotional RideBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 05 Feb 2011Bit like a Hallmark true life movie (which it sort of is..) but definitely moving. Watching the domestic violence flashbacks is truly uncomfortable though. Some good cameos from recognisable journeyman British actors / tresses from the mid nineties. Aishwarya Rai is as beautiful as ever.
Unsettling and MovingBy a customer from Pershore , 07 Nov 2010At the beginning of 'Provoked' the credits claim that the movie is based on a true story. If this is the case then I found the film unsettling at times as well as being extremely moving. All credit must go to Aishwarya Rai for acting out the part of the wrongfully imprisoned Punjabi housewife. She seems to be going from strength to strengh with regard to her performances and has the art of turning in extremely entertaining films no matter what the subject. To date 'Provoked' is far her best as far as I'm concerned. It is the first time I have seen her take on such a serious part ... and with what panache she does it! This movie comes well recommended.
OK, but a bit too Bollywood!By Hextine (17 reviews) from Birmingham , 25 Oct 2010A Strange film which mixes British realism with a dash of Bollywood. So we have what feels like an attempt to show a true representation of the British legal process and procedures, interspersed with Asian music and dramatic wide eyed shots of Aishwarya Rai (where we suspect she wants to show how terrible her life is through the medium of song and dance).
Aishwarya Rai beauty was quite distracting for me. I understand that the real woman (upon whom this film's story was based) was working class, not a middle class woman with the looks of a goddess, but hey, that's films for you!
I wish the film would have kept it more real, but at least it got made. The case was v important in legal terms for women subject to domestic violence and it's good to get an education about such things.