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Trishna 2012

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Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan. She works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When the two move to Mumbai, Jay's deep family bond threaten the young lovers' bliss.

Starring:
Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
Runtime:
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Michael Winterbottom
Starring Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
Supporting actors Mita Vasisht, Harish Khanna, Roshan Seth, Leela Madhauram, Pratiksha Singh, Neet Mohan, Sam Hastings, Marc Richardson, Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin, Amit Trivedi, Meenakshi Singh, Chanchal Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Manisha Kakran, Shahin Mapker, Poonam Kasekar, Agnes Sonkar
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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By S. Hunter on November 19, 2012
Format: DVD
I agree with another reviewer who points out that this film is only remotely inspired by Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Even so, it highlights the continuing inequalities between class and gender.

Riz Ahmed (of Four Lions) is impressive as the sweet yet entitled Jay. His besotted lover changes believably when he finds out that Trishna had an abortion after their first encounter. That he is also called back to London to be with his ailing father contributes to the emotional distance between himself and Trishna. When he returns to India and, reluctantly, to his father's hotel business, he and Trishna are socially separated: he to the high class position of hotel proprietor and she to being a servant. This additional separation, in addition to the emotional separation and his father's illness and death, turns Jay into a brutal and dominating sexual predator.

Freida Pinto, as Trishna, has been criticized for not having enough of an emotional palette in this movie. However, Trishna would have been used to hiding her emotions. Her father is also domineering, requiring her to bring him water, tend to the children, accompany him to market. Therefore, she is used to doing as she is told. We know that she may have been spirited as a child since her younger brother and sister are delightfully open, fun-loving and mischievous. On reaching adolescence, we can assume that all this changed since Trishna's compliance reveals the extent to which many Indian women are still forced into subservience.

Trishna's shyness with Jay is as credible as is her frightened complicity in their first sexual encounter. He is a male. He has rescued her from the Eve-teasers, therefore she owes him.
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This movie really touched my heart, not a lot of movies can do that. The story line stayed with the attention of the subject involved and gave you a personal experience with her that presented an understanding not only her, but the culture in which she grew up under..
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To claim that TRISHNA is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's `Tess of the D'Urbervilles' is really stretching the imagination. This is an engrossing film about caste differences in India: the screenwriters are not mentioned - only the fact that director Michael Winterbottom based his story on Hardy's famous novel seems to be more of a PR draw than reality. But the film is well acted and the aromas and atmospheres of India are well captured.

TRISHNA reveals the life of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto, beautiful and sensitive) meets a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed, inordinately handsome and polished) 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 industrialization, urbanization 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: the sexual double standard to which Tess falls victim despite being a truly good woman makes her despised by society after losing her virginity before marriage. Trishna has choices after she receives an education, but she instead chooses to follow her passion for Jay. Jay truly loves Trishna but his social class demands that he keep Trishna as an employee, making his physical love affair with her a private matter due to the rules of the caste system.
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Gritty, gripping, and disturbing. With captivating slices of Indian life, rural and urban. However, the story seems a bit farfetched at times. And the main characters were written a little too thin and plot lines too pat in spots. That notwithstanding, there are moments of subtle, piercing drama and social comment as well.
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Trishna has exposed the vulnerability of young lady's in society especially India where performance is judged on appearance and acceptance more than being treated as an individual human being with own ambition and independence and sense of drive, similar to men. Riz Ahmed leaves his fathers hotel business on whim to live in Bombay, in a rented apartment with a young lady - Trishna. Riz asks her what sort of women she is a dancer, a servant or Kamasutra women of erotic pleasure. She suddenly does not know the person she is with as she fears that Riz is taking the latter proposition and using her because he is saying that he has slept with all three of his other close women acquaintances. Trishna feels she is being used and retaliates by stabbing him with the kitchen knife, then locking the door she returns to her fathers house in Rajasthan.The guilt is to much for her and undecided about life Trishna stabs herself to join the only love she had.

Bold new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
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