Love Story | 117 mins | 2012
Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbevilles, Trishna tells the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by love and circumstances.
Festivals & Awards
Tribeca Film Festival 2012
Munich Film Festiva 2012
Istanbul Film Festival 2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Special Presentation
London Film Festival 2011
Tokyo International Film Festival 2011
International Rome Film Festival 2011
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011
Cast & Credits
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Freida Pinto
Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbevilles, ‘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.