Friday, April 20, 2007

Aishwarya Rai’s Provoked Provoking Box Office

Aishwarya Rai’s latest movie is ‘Provoked’. In this movie Ash plays the role of Kiranjit Ahluwalia. The film is based on the true story of Kiranjit, a woman who was abused by her husband in her real life.

The film was directed by Jagmohan Mundhra and music has been given by A R Rahman.

Provoked Preview wrote:

‘Provoked’ is based on the book ‘Circle Of Light’ by Rahila Gupta and Kiranjit Ahluwalia. It is a heart-wrenching true tale of a woman from Punjab who is married to a man in England.

Kiranjit, a meek and submissive girl from Punjab gets married to Deepak (Naveen Andrews). But it doesn’t take long for her dream of a happily married life to shatter. Over the course of many years, she is repeatedly tortured, abused and raped by her alcoholic, insensitive and infidel husband. The only ray of happiness in her life is her two kids.

One day, Kiranjit decides to take no more abuse from her husband. So she puts a gasoline soaked rug on him and sets him on fire.

By this movie, audience can know a true story of a woman, how she got freedom in prison and how she fought in her life to establish her two children.

In UK box office, it is doing good business. This movie grossed 1, 40,204 pounds with just 35 prints. It is doing better than ‘The Namesake’ the movie of Mira Nair.