Trishna, starring Freida Pinto, is all set to premiere on November 25 at IFFI 2011 in Goa. The premiere in Goa will be attended by the lead actor Freida Pinto, the film’s director Michael Winterbottom, co-producers Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra, and the film’s music director Amit Trivedi.
Trishna talks about the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Director Michael Winterbottom (of A Mighty Heart fame) tells a story based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (played by 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.
The film premiered internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on 9th September 2011. The film releases worldwide in early 2012. In India, the film will be dubbed across eight languages.
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