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Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Frieda Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet. Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance
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Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it.
While the film never delves deep enough into its characters' emotions to be truly spellbinding, it's well worth seeing.
Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him.
"Trishna" works largely on the strength of Winterbottom's clever updates of a century-old story.
A loose but nonetheless pretty faithful recasting of Hardy's penultimate tragedy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters.
Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found.
An intriguing addition to the work of an erratic but always interesting filmmaker.
Things start off promising, but, by the time the final reel rolls, Winterbottom's too-detached style seems to be willfully wallowing in oversimplified misery.
Winterbottom's socially conscious, contemporary adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles is first-rate.
Freida Pinto is a goddess among us, but this set-in-India version of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is just so-so.
Freida Pinto is so incredibly pretty in "Trishna." And so incredibly boring.
It's an ambitious and evocative effort derailed in part by a passive lead performance that keeps the material at an emotional distance.
Pinto's piercingly expressive eyes tell the whole story--the excitement of not only first love but the new, and that innocent hope and romantic idealism slowly, inevitably bled dry.
Rather than a strong script, Winterbottom relies on a hyperactive camera, as if he were trying to recreate an updated dramatic classic by way of a music video.
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- Trishna: I've never seen the sea before.
- Jay: You know how to whistle don't ya?
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