Synopsis

Based on Thomas Hardy`s classic 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