Written August 05, 2012
this movie is based on a novel written in england in the 19th century...the main idea has been carried to contemporary india...i thought it was very affecting...the way of life, the story of a powerful rich man and a poor girl with integrity...and what can go so wrong. it was interesting, painful but most of all compelling in its diversity and cultural ways of life. i definitely think it was the only movie this summer that puzzled me and made me glad i was watching it.
Written July 31, 2012
"Trishna" is an updated version of Thomas Hardy's 1891, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"; Victorian England, women still hibernating in the "chattel age"; commencement of the Industrial Revolution; beautiful "Tess" of diminished wealth and proper credentials, limited choices, grapples archaic restrictions, interacts with the gentry determining her fate in late nineteenth century. The book is a classic and it was with trepidation that I ventured into "Trishna" , mimicking the bonds of "Tess" in twenty- first century India...
India, still in postpartum turmoil; adjusting to democracy; a burgeoning economy; graft among its leaders; vast explosion of humanity; trying to sever the ancient hubris of "class". India was the perfect venue for the Hardy's scenario; he would have been satisfied with the interpretation...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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Written November 03, 2012
I haven't read Tess of the D'Ubervilles. If I had, maybe I'd have understood what I was getting myself into. This is a movie with great acting but fantastically depressing storyline. It's long, it's sad, it's somewhat slow, and it's got a tragic ending.