PROVOKED - DVD (Aishwariya Rai, Nandita Das)
Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Robbie Coltrane, Miranda Richardson, Nandita Das, Rebecca Pidgeon, Nichola Irons, Deborah Moore, Steve McFadden, Raji James, Shaheen Khan
Language: Englisch (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two in London, sets him on fire and kills him. Charged with first-degree murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, where she befriends her cellmate, a wealthy white woman, from whom she learns English. Her cellmate is so moved by her story that she asks her stepbrother, a highly respected queen's counsel to file her appeal. Her case comes to the notice of a motley group of south Asian social workers running a under funded organization called Southhall Black Sisters. They bring her plight to the attention of the media by organizine rallies to gather public support for her freedom. She is ultimately freed by the judicial system in a landmark case called "Regina vs. Ahluwali", that redefined the word PROVOCATION in the case of a battered woman. She was reunited with her children and was subsequently given an award by the Prime Minister's wife for her crusade against domestic violence.