Trishna (DVD)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
May 22, 2013

Trishna gives a new twist to the traditional Bollywood cinema. It is the Tess of the d'Urbervilles transferred to contemporary India.  The viewer is instantly cheering for an unusual relationship between two young people of different social levels, but all along the gut feeling says that in this love story something may go terribly wrong.   The movie presents the changing socio-economic structure of modern India: bustling, congested mega cities contrasted with poor traditional villages. Made by English filmmaker Michael Winterbotton with a full Indian cast, Trishna has beautiful scenery of the Rajasthan region of India.

Reviewed by Library Staff