Don’t know why but I had this very strong desire of seeing a movie in a theater since I have returned from the US. Despite the fact, that I turned down several invitations of watching a movie by friends there.
Despite trying hard on Saturday ended up reaching all the theaters at a wrong time. But finally got to watch Provoked yesterday. One thing is sure. Aishwarya Rai has mastered the art of playing these very feminine characters. As much as I disliked the new Umrao Jaan as a movie, she did her part well. This time, when I had read that she is playing the role of a Punjabi woman in the movie, I was kind of skeptical. Her skinny frame does not seem to fit the stereotype we have of a Punjabi Kudi (someone with a good build – not necessarily overweight or heavy). But she carried it off!
I liked the way character of the two woman, Kiran (Aishwarya) and her mother-in-law has been framed. Their lack of good command over English, as women who have followed the male members of the family to a foreign country, seemed so real. For most part, though, the movie was neither dramatic, nor had any subtleties. It was a nice-to-watch kind though.