Usually, i avoid movies of Ms Aishwarya Rai since the day her Umrao Jaan avatar inflicted such execrable pain on my soul , and adding more salts to my wound is her current marital event, which has invaded every corner of the media space, making my tv life miserable to say the least. so bugged i was that i unplugged my cable wire, and gulped a full can of beer in a (false) sense of victory over the inundated senseless media streams into my home.
But did i have a surprise in store? and to my horror, it was. Besides having a strong storyline and wide public attention (which partly worked for the movie), Provoked has an average-to-good range of performance by Ash - a rare one after Bansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. hoop hoop hoop. i patted my own back seeing my decision-making-skills are not so bad as i thought them to be (again a false sense of achievement? dont know!).