Trishna
Movie Details

Trishna

July 20, 2012 | 1h 53m

Genre

Drama, Romance

Director

Michael Winterbottom

Cast

Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth, Meeta Vasisht, Harish Khanna

Producer

Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Shail Shah, Andrew Eaton, Anna Croneman, Jessica Ask, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Sunil Bhora, Anthony Wilcox, Wendy Brazington, Elliot Ross, Fenella Ross

Writer

Michael Winterbottom, Thomas Hardy

Synopsis

Based on Thomas Hardy`s classic novel Tess of the D`Urbervilles, TRISHNA tells the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed) who has come to India to work in his father`s hotel business. After an accident destroys her father`s Jeep, Trishna goes to work for Jay, and they fall in love. But despite their feelings for each other, they cannot escape the conflicting pressures of a rural society which is changing rapidly through industrialisation, urbanisation and, above all, education. Trishna`s tragedy is that she is torn between the traditions of her family life and the dreams and ambitions that her education has given her

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