Provoked - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Kiranjit Ahluwalia - the lady who fought with destiny and resigned to it at the same time. One of those stories that get lost in the plethora of injustices in the world. A story that desperately needs to be told. Alas, it loses out in execution - despite Aishwarya’s sensitive portrayal of the lady who was wronged. As usual she looks stunning (without makeup at that!).



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19 reviewers have given Provoked an average rating of 3.0/5.0 (?)

8 yays
4 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs down by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Sadly, the movie doesn’t curdle your blood... full review

Thumbs up by Sandeep Hattangadi, ...But the real star of the show is Aishwarya Rai in the best role of her career.... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra could have been better edited as some of the proceedings make the film drag towards the end... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...The film is unbelievably English, with visible tones of blue, grey, black and yellow... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...I must say this will be one of the best performances of Aishwarya Rai, simply brilliant... full review

Thumbs up by Aprajita Anil, Express India ...It once happened. And now it's been told. And told with great power and precision.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Director Jagmohan Mundhra has an ace up his sleeve but fails to deliver it, thanks to the casting which is found wanting... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Provoked wouldn't work if it wasn't for two performances that uplift the film considerably... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...What you carry home are flashes, not the film in entirety... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, ...He extracts fine natural performances from his principal cast and delivers a technically competent product.... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeram Ramchandran, M TV ...if you have been wondering whether beating up your wife is a good idea or not, it will solve that confusion... full review

So-So by GaRaM, Now ...Provoked is that kind of a film where you know the end but what still makes you sit till the end is how the film reaches to its end... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Shot extensively in Johannesburg with the music industry as its backdrop, Shakalaka Boom Boom is young, hip and happening.... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The film works in bits and pieces but in totality it fails to leave an impact.... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...director Jag Mundhra is so preoccupied in chronicling the events, he tackles the emotional aspect rather hurriedly... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, ...Full credit to Aishwarya Rai for plunging deep into a part that she plays straight from her heart.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, ...She slips in the skin of Kiranjeet so easily... full review

So-So by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...Rai does come up with a good performance as the hunted, fragile victim driven round the bend... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...What holds the story back is the narrative style, which depends too heavily on flashbacks and a slightly lethargic pace... full review