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Trishna (2012)

Trishna

Overview


Genre

Romance, Drama

Release Date

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

117 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Winterbottom

Producer

Michael Winterbottom, Sunil Bohra, Melissa Parmenter

Screenwriter

Michael Winterbottom

Starring

  • Freida Pinto as Trishna
  • Riz MC
  • Roshan Seth
  • Harish Khanna
  • Aakash Dahiya
  • Anurag Kashyap

Story


Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Frieda Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet.

Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, "Four Lions") is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna's affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay's deep family bond threaten the young lovers' bliss.

Shot with Winterbottom's agile camera, Trishna is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms.

Pictures (8 photos)


Riz Ahmed stars as Jay and Freida Pinto stars as Trishna in IFC Films' Trishna (2012). Photo credit by Marcel Zyskind.
Freida Pinto stars as Trishna in IFC Films' Trishna (2012). Photo credit by Marcel Zyskind.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the shots of urban traffic jams have more spark than the story, which skips from a pregnancy to the filming of a musical to murder - without convincing us of any of it..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..Trishna is Winterbottom's take on Tess of the d'Urbervilles, filmed previously by Roman Polanski in Tess, an epic, slow but hypnotic period movie..”
by Damon Wise [The Guardian]
“..does feel overlong and starts to drift in a slightly repetitive, doom-laden second half but that makes the surprisingly steamy sex and violent denouement all the more shocking..”
by Allan Hunter [Screen Daily]