Friday, April 6, 2007

Fiji People are Interested to Watch the Movie Provoked

The Movie, Provoked, directed by Jagmohan Mundhra, was released on 6th of April, 2007. It seems that the movie is going to be universal in terms of its major concern Domestic Violence. The movie has already got a huge attention over the different counties as a way of experiencing a significant issue.

The movie Provoked is based on a true story of a Indian women, Kiranjit Ahluwalia who killed her husband, Deepak Ahluwalia who was used to torture his wife in both physically as well as mentally. After tolerating the abusive activities of her husband, one night she set her husband to fire and killed him. Court sentenced Kiranjit life imprisonment. However, she got out of the prison with the help of Veronica and a south Asia based social working group, Southall Black Sisters.

The women of Fiji are also very interested to watch the movie as domestic violation is a common thing in Fiji. The Fiji Times Online reported:

Recent statistics showed that 50 per cent of the cases reported at the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre annually were from women subjected to violence in their own homes, mostly by their husbands.

Centre co-ordinator, Shamima Ali said domestic violence was real and very prevalent in our society as depicted in the movie "Provoked" the real life story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, who endured years of domestic violence and torture at the hands of her husband.

The movie, which premiered at the Village 6 Cinemas in Suva on Thursday, stars Bollywood sensation Aishwarya Rai, in the role of a migrant woman living in London struggling against all odds and bound by the traditional expectations of her society.

Ms Ali said the movie was a must-see as it demonstrated similar experiences of women in Fiji.

Ms Ali said similar to the movie, situations in Fiji showed that these women were not insane but their actions were a result of their helpless states of mind.

I think that the issue does not only belong to any specific country rather the same thing happens in many countries. I hope that the movie will be able to unveil the dark sight of those societies where domestic violence is a major issue.