Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Movie Provoked Gets a Mixed Response in the Opening

Provoked, the movie based on a real life story, has been released recently. In the first show Kiranjit Ahluwalia, the women whom this movie is based on, was present and she looked very emotional while watching the movie. Aishwarya Rai, who plays the role of Kiranjit in the movie, was also present. Aishwarya Rai is also very happy with the expression she got from the real life character Kiranjit Ahluwalia.

The viewers said that the movie is of average one. The movie is expected to be released in six or seven languages including Hindi, Tamil and Punjabi. The Daily India reported:

"It is the first time that I got to play a real life character and like I said the incredible responsibility of her (Kiranjit Ahluwalia) being my first audience. And the most relieving, gratifying and rewarding moment was when she reacted so amazingly, wonderfully," Aishwarya said.

Ahluwalia, who now work as a sorting officer for the Royal Mail in United Kingdom was full of praise for Aishwarya after watching the movie, and said watching her life story on the big screen had been an emotional experience.

"Actually, I did cry a lot, from the beginning. As soon as the film started, you know, I was in tears, There were times I missed so many things in the scenes because it was me, it brought my past back, I could see it, Aishwarya Rai becoming Kiranjit Ahluwalia on the screen, one Kiranjit sitting here and the other Kiranjit over there, facing all the domestic violence," Kiranjit said.

Through "Provoked", Director Jag Mundhra tried to bring up the issue of domestic violence from under the wraps and "show mirror to society".

I think the movie has a lot to impress you. The most important thing is that the movie carries a message of domestic violence which can make people concerned about the issue. What do you think about the movie?