Marcel Zyskind/IFC
Owen Gleiberman
July 17, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Trishna

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
108 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/13/12
performer
Anurag Kashyap, Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Kalki Koechlin
director
Michael Winterbottom
author
Thomas Hardy
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

Director Michael Winterbottom is insanely eclectic. After the sublime yuks of The Trip (2011) and the pitch-black kicks of The Killer Inside Me (2010), he has now set a gloss on Tess of the d’Urbervilles in modern India in Trishna. As Trishna, a poor beauty who gets hired — and seduced — by a wealthy hotelier’s son (Riz Ahmed), Freida Pinto is so placid she’s a bit of a bore. The shots of urban traffic jams have more spark than the story, which skips from a pregnancy to the filming of a musical to murder — without convincing us of any of it. (Also available on VOD.) C

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