very powerful and different

By floridawoman11
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.
14 out of 20 found this helpful. Did you?

THOMAS HARDY'S 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL "TESS OF d'URBERVILLES' TRANSLATES WELL INTO 21TH CENTURY INDIA.

By Peneflix
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!!! ***For full review please visit peneflix (dot) com!!!
10 out of 15 found this helpful. Did you?

Depressing as anything

By gator06
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.
6 out of 10 found this helpful. Did you?