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Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', TRISHNA tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna meets a wealthy young British businessman, Jay Singh 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.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Kalki Koechlin, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth


Screenplay: Michael Winterbottom, Original von / by: Thomas Hardy

Director of Photography: Marcel Zyskind

Film Editor: Mags Arnold

Production Designer: David Bryan

Producer: Michael Winterbottom

Production Company: Revolution Films

Co-Producer: Melissa Parmenter

World Sales: Bankside Films

Director: Michael Winterbottom