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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.Written by
This film had tremendous potential and a kicking story line. Sadly it was ruined by the poor direction and excessive focus on irrelevant detail which added no true value to the movie. Even though set in the right location and a good attempt to grasp the culture and traditions of a dated village in India,Freida Pinto's fluent English contradicted her character representation. Similarly, Riz Ahmed'a acting was shockingly bad given his performance in Four Lions. He failed to really relate to the character and the level of darkness which was clearly being represented by Jay in the movie was played without flair and a certain discomfort by Ahmed. Both stars failed to live up to their previous performances and to generally portray any chemistry on screen. The film itself lacked substance in the message it sent and the story it told. Poorly directed and an epic failure in representing Asian talent in English Cinema.
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