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Monday, April 09, 2007

Provoked

Monday, April 09, 2007
I installed w.blogger today, so trying it out....
I saw provoked on friday night.... Wanted to actually see 300... But when I went to gold adlabs, I realised that there is no night show for 300... So instead ended up watching Provoked...... This post is just a collection of thoughts that went through my mind while and after seeing the movie....
Aishwarya Rai has done a decent job.....She plays Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a punjabi housewife who tolerates domestic violence(abuse) for 10 years, before snapping up and burning her husband alive.... It is mostly a dark movie, but has its own light moments..... I feel that the character of Deepak, husband of kiranjit should have been a bit more emphasis, as in what goes on in his head.... The psyche of deepak should have been explored more, because one moment he is the loving caring husband and suddenly the next moment he is shown as a beast...... I was just wondering the feelings that are going on in Kiranjit's mind when she is shown to say "I finally feel free...", when asked how she is feeling in prison.... The character of Ronnie, Kiranjit's cell mate in the prison is superb.... She is also serving time in prison for having stabbed her husband.... She makes Kiranjit realise that its not a sin if she has killed her husband, rather what her husband was doing was a sin.....She should have taken this step long back.... The character of Ronnie is played by a british actress and she has done full justice to the role.... She becomes kiranjits best friend, mentor in prison... She teaches her English and instills confidence in her...... the time period is the late 1980s and early 1990s... Kiranjit is brought up in an environment where she is taught that her husband is god(pati parmeshwar, utter bullshit).... I feel that is the reason why she tolerates the abuse for 10 long years..... It was saddening to see how could men treat women this way...... Her husband treats her just as a commodity, and acts as if he completely owns her and can do whatever he wants.... I feel that most of the men who indulge in this level of domestic violence are psychos..... Our parents need to teach us or rather inculcate the feeling of respect towards women....
Ending on this note... I just now realised that writing is not an easy task... getting your thoughts into words does take a lot of effort.....

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