Trishna (2011 film)

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Trishna

Official release poster of Trishna
Directed byMichael Winterbottom
Produced bySunil Bohra
Melissa Parmenter
Michael Winterbottom
Screenplay byMichael Winterbottom
Based onTess of the d'Urbervilles by
Thomas Hardy
StarringFreida Pinto
Riz Ahmed
Music byAmit Trivedi
Shigeru Umebayashi
CinematographyMarcel Zyskind
Editing byMags Arnold
StudioRevolution Films
Ballet Boyz Productions
Release date(s)
Running time108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Hindi
 
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Trishna

Official release poster of Trishna
Directed byMichael Winterbottom
Produced bySunil Bohra
Melissa Parmenter
Michael Winterbottom
Screenplay byMichael Winterbottom
Based onTess of the d'Urbervilles by
Thomas Hardy
StarringFreida Pinto
Riz Ahmed
Music byAmit Trivedi
Shigeru Umebayashi
CinematographyMarcel Zyskind
Editing byMags Arnold
StudioRevolution Films
Ballet Boyz Productions
Release date(s)
Running time108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Hindi

Trishna is a 2011 British drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed. The story is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles. It is Winterbottom's third Hardy adaptation, after Jude and The Claim. It was shot in Jaipur and Mumbai, India, in early 2011.[1] It premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9.[2]

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Plot

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.

Production

The film was produced by Revolution Films and Ballet Boyz Productions, with financial support from Film i Väst and the UK Film Council. Filming took place in Mumbai from 26 February 2011 and lasted six weeks.[3]

Release

Critical reception

Trishna opened to a mostly positive response. It has a 67% score on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote "Winterbottom is a director who never repeats himself, films all over the world, and in "Trishna," effortlessly embeds his story in modern India". Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal thought that the film was "spectacular visually, though awfully somber dramatically".

Box office

The film has earned $240,381 worldwide according to Box Office Mojo as of August 2012.

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