section of GaramChai.com features movies and artists of Indian
origin who have made a mark in the global scene.
Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson, Robbie
Coltrane, Nandita Das, Raji James, Karen David, Lorraine Bruce,
Maxine Finch, Nicholas Irons, Judith Jacob, Deborah Moore,
Guy Siner, Rebecca Pidgeon, Steve McFadden
It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia
who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be
badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive
husband. British based English film is directed by Jag Mundhra.
It stars Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson,
Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das and Steve McFadden. The movie
tells the harrowing tale of a woman who is abused by her
for the film is being handled by Madhu Ambat. The film's
score and soundtrack has been composed by A. R. Rahman,
and the theme song for the film, "Alive", was
composed by Rahman and sung by Karen David, who has a small
cameo in the film. Shot in London, the film is currently
is the final stages of post-production, and is slated for
release on February 23, 2007.
Review and links:
Review: Based on the autobiographical book "Circle
of Light" by Kiranjit Ahluwalia.
Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes
by her alcoholic husband, a battered Punjabi housewife
and mother of two, Kiranjit Ahluwalia (Aishwarya Rai)
sets fire to her abusive husband, Deepak Ahluwalia (Naveen
Andrews) and kills him unintentionally. Charged with
murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment where
she befriends her cellmate, a wealthy white woman named
Veronica Scott (Miranda Richardson), from whom she learns