July 13th 2012
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 108 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth, Kalki Koechlin, Anurag Kashyap, Neet Mohan, Aakash Dahiya, Harish Khanna, Meeta Vashisht
  • Director: Michael Winterbottom
  • Writers: Michael Winterbottom, Thomas Hardy
  • Producers: Sunil Bohra, Michael Winterbottom, Melissa Parmenter
  • Co Producers: Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Anthony Wilcox
  • Associate Producers: Elliot Ross, Fenella Ross
  • Executive Producers: Phil Hunt, Shail Shah
  • Casting: Mukesh Chhabra
  • D.O.P.: Marcel Zyskind
  • Editor: Mags Arnold
  • Makeup: Sophie Slotover
  • Musics: Amit Trivedi, Shigeru Umebayashi
  • Production Design: David Bryan


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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Mumbai, India
  • MPAA Warning: Sexuality, some violence, drug use and language
  • Production Companies: Revolution Films and Ballet Boyz Productions Ltd.
  • Production Schedule: February 28th 2011 - April 2011

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 9 March 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 10 May 2012: Australia
  • 24 May 2012: New Zealand, Russia
  • 13 June 2012: France
  • 18 July 2012: Belgium
  • 30 August 2012: Netherlands