Sunday, September 11, 2011

TIFF 2011: Freida Pinto at the "Trishna" 2nd Screening

Trishna tells the story of a young Indian girl (Pinto) from the village of Rajasthan, who captures the eye of Jay (Riz Ahmed), a hotel magnate's son, at a nearby resort.  After a car accident injures her father, Trishna becomes the primary bread winner for her family and is offered a full time job at a hotel, courtesy of Jay.   There, he attempts to woe Trishna with his charms, and his persistence eventually pays off - whisking her away to Mumbai to discover a more liberal lifestyle. But when his family obligations get the better of him, it threatens Trishna's new found freedom - not to mention - her life.

There isn't any doubt that Trishna will capture a lot of attention at the next Academy Awards.  It has all the makings of an Oscar contender: an outstanding leading lady, great direction, an impressive adapted screenplay, excellent cinematography and colourful costume design.

Trishna is one of those cinematic gems that will move you until the very end.

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