Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai is gorgeous even in prison. She’s there, we’re meant to empathize, as a virtuous Indian wife and mother in London who kills her abusive husband (Lost’s Naveen Andrews) in Provoked. Based on a true story, this Indian variation on a theme of The Burning Bed emphasizes the psychological freedom the inmate finds behind bars (especially with Miranda Richardson as a plucky cellmate). But director Jag Mundhra doesn’t do enough to clarify that killing, however horrible the man, really isn’t okay, even for beautiful women.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews; Director: Jag Mundhra; Author: Carl Austin, Rahila Gupta; Release Date Limited: 05/11/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 113; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Eros
Posted May 16 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'The Walking Dead': Exclusive photos of Negan's victims fighting back
- Stars celebrate Hillary Clinton after powerful DNC speech
- 'Ash vs Evil Dead' S2 to feature 'worst onscreen death in history'
- Andy Grammer on writing for his third album: 'I'm having a blast'
- James Gunn says Star-Lord's dad in 'GOTG 2' isn't a spoiler
- 'Star Trek Beyond': Why Chris Pine feels like Captain Kirk
- 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' director on Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone's chemistry