A True Story

DVD - 2007
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Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi housewife and mother of two in London, sets him on fire and kills him. Charged with first-degree murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, where she befriends her cell mate. Moved by her story, the cell mate asks her step-brother, a highly respected queen's counsel, to file her appeal.


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voisjoe1 Jan 01, 2013

Many critics panned this movie as being too much soap opera and too simplistic, but I found it to be gut-wrenching at times. I can see the weak points that the critics talk about, but this movie was still quite good. Art film it is not. Yet, this film does depict an important step in which British law was changed to take into account the effects that years of spousal abuse may have on a woman. Miranda Richardson, nominee and winner of numerous Golden Globe and Oscar awards plays a fine supporting role of a woman in prison because she fought back against an abusive husband.

Ranie_Elias Jul 12, 2012

Truly wonderful movie...very sad....amazing acting...very shocking....

Jan 30, 2011

Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, a housewife and mother of two in London, U.K. sets him on fire and kills him.

Charged with first-degree murder she was entenced to life imprisonment. Brought to the attention of good samaritan, social workers, and finally to the media she was ultimately freed.

this is based on a true story.

Nov 06, 2010

I have watched Aishwarya Rai in several movies, mostly Bollywood where she is well regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world and also an excellent dancer. In this movie she demonstrates a different side that looking back supports the contention of many that she is also an excellent actress. The special feature has her explaining very articulately who she was determined to do justice to the living person she portrayed. The story is about a case that championed abused women. I have not done justice to the other actors--Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews and Nandita Das were all integral to the story. The director handled the story very well. A R Rahman is one of the best music directors in movies today and contributed some apropriate and enjoyable music


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Ranie_Elias Jul 12, 2012

A young Inidan woman moves to England and set her husband on fire while he sleep, after years of serve physical and verbal abused...


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Ranie_Elias Jul 12, 2012

"I just love my children and wants what is best for them"....


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