Provoked to hit screens in Aug
Having been lauded at Cannes for its volatile and relevant content, Provoked, starring Aishwarya Rai, is now getting ready for a world-wide release and will hit Indian screens in three languages.
Producer J Murli Manohar said: "Since the theme of domestic violence is as relevant in the West as in a remote village of Punjab or Bihar or Tamil Nadu, we'd like Provoked to go into places that are ideally not seen as commercially viable for English language films. We therefore plan to dub Provoked into Tamil, Telugu and Hindi."
The three Indian versions of
, based on the true life story of an Indian woman abused by her husband, will have a background score completely separate and far more dramatic than the original English version.
Commenting upon the music, AR Rahman said: "I don't think this has ever been done before. But when Jagmohan Mundhra (director of Provoked) and I got together for the background score in Provoked, we felt it was too underplayed for the Indian market.
"Here, we like the music to emphasize every scene. We spoke about it, and I got another background score ready for the Indian market. It is more in keeping with the mood required in our cinema."
The film is expected to hit Indian screens in August.