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Freida Pinto's Trishna gets a limited release

bollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2012 16:45 IST
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Freida Pinto's Trishna has got a limited release in America this week. The film directed by Michael Winterbottom has done the rounds of various film festivals before hitting the theatres.

The film stars Riz Ahmed along with Freida in the lead. It is adapted from Thomas Hardy's 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.

A still from Trishna