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In Theaters: May 11, 2007

Drama | 1h 50m


Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband (Naveen Andrew), a battered Punjabi housewife and mother of two (Aishwarya Rai) in London sets him on fire while he is asleep. Charged with first-degree murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, where she befriends her cellmate, a wealthy white woman, from whom she learns English.

Her cellmate is so moved by her story that she asks her stepbrother, a highly respected queen's counsel, to file her appeal. Her case comes to the notice of a motley group of south Asian social workers running a under funded organization called Southhall Black Sisters. They bring her plight to the attention of the media by organizing rallies to gather public support for her freedom.

Based on a true story.
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Nandita Das, Rebecca Pidgeon, Robbie Coltrane, Steve McFadden, Nicholas Irons, Raji James, Deborah Moore
Director: Jag Mundhra
Studio: Media One Global Entertainment
Producer(s): Sunanda Murali Manohar
Writer(s): Carl Austin, Rahila Gupta
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