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.
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel "Tess of the D'Ubervilles," master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Freida Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet. 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.
- Director: Michael Winterbottom
- Country: UK
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:53:29
- imdb Score: 6.3/10 (233 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: R
- Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed and Roshan Seth
Louise Keller - URBAN CINEFILE
"The film works because the social constraints that affected "Tess" seem to be still current even in today's rapidly changing India."
David Stratton - AT THE MOVIES
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2011
Abu Dhabi Int'l Film Festival 2011
London Film Festival 2011
Tokyo Int'l Film Festival 2011
Rome Film Festival 2011
Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival 2012