Movies of the week
Lively locations, soulful music and strong performances entail the transfixing landscape of Trishna. As the story rolls out, we are introduced to ‘happy go lucky’ Jay (Riz Ahmed), who teaches a vulnerable Trishna (Freida Pinto) the nuances of bird-whistle. Jay pouts his mouth and lets the propelled rush of air echo the air with his enamoring whistles. Trishna makes the best possible effort to ape him, but her hard work goes to vain.
The extraordinariness of this sequence lies in the simplicity chosen to portray its innocence-rich essence. Winterbottom, a British filmmaker to be reckoned with, intuitively brings out the beauty of the meeting of two innocent souls.
While Trishna has led a life of poverty, Jay has the riches of the world lying at his feet. As the couple try to take the relationship to the next level, class differences creep in. But that’s not where it ends; a sort of sexual tension can be sensed hovering between the two.
Trishna will please the avid cinema goers with the precision used to capture the core definition of overwhelming situations like the aforesaid. The movie is brimming with beauty and strong performances by the star cast make it delectably entertaining.
The inviting backdrop of Trishna encompasses the thronged Jaipur streets, the virgin-originality of the place and the beauty of its first-class hotels. Add to that the ear-pleasing music that the film offers!