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Nobody can take an audience on a journey like Michael Wintebottom and this film is no exception.

— E. Nina Roth, Huffington Post

Infused with the spirit of India. Riz Ahmed is a revelation, showings bags of leading man ability in a performance of immense charm and edge.

— Allan Hunter, Screen International

POWERFUL. Freida Pinto commands the screen, the film is as deep and thrilling as Pinto’s performance, leaving us not just stirred but thoroughly shaken.

— Karen Durbin, Elle Magazine

Presented by IFC Films | United States | Jul 13th, 2012 | 114 MINS | R

Transplanting the well-loved tragic romance of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles to India, Michael Winterbottom (A MIGHTY HEART, THE TRIP) trains his masterful lense towards one of the brightest young stars of a generation, Freida Pinto (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), in TRISHNA. Pinto soars in her most revealing performance yet–the eldest daughter or a poor family in Rajasthan, India. She works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, FOUR LIONS) is the wealthy son of a property developer who takes up managing the resort at his father’s request. When he meets Trishna at a dance, their fates become intertwined. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss.


  • Michael Winterbottom


  • Melissa Parmenter
  • Michael Winterbottom

Executive Producers

  • Andrew Eaton
  • Phil Hunt
  • Compton Ross
  • Shail Shah


  • Thomas Hardy