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Genre Drama
Running Time 108 min
Release Date Jul 13, 2012
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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… Show more

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July 20, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

‘Trishna” is based quite literally on a novel conceit: it’s Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” transposed to modern-day India. The director is the busy Michael Winterbottom (“24 Hour Party People,” “The Trip”) at his most fluidly confident. The movie takes in the country’s chaos and colors, its crowds and castes, with a breadth, if not depth, of vision that makes a movie like“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” seem the Cook’s tour it is.

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