Freida Pinto has been trying on some new roles lately. She stars as the titular Trishna in Michael Winterbottom’s interpretation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. And more recently, she was featured in Flaunt magazine’s July issue channeling Pam Grier at the height of her blaxploitation genre fabulousness.
Trishna opened to Chicago audiences Friday July 20. CSAFF 2011 filmmaker Pulkit Datta recently published a review of Trishna in The NRI, an online magazine dedicated to the Indian diaspora living outside the “Desh”.
“In many ways, Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna couldn’t have come at a better time. In this Indianized adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, Winterbottom tells the story of class, caste and sexual politics stirring the pot in India’s clash between old world and modernization. It’s not so much a bridging of divides as a prodding reminder of how things can also go horribly, tragically wrong. With a potent theme and beautifully captured locations, this Freida Pinto-Riz Ahmed starrer misses out one key element – being convincing enough for the viewer to be drawn into the world of the film. Trishna is a very layered film, with a lot happening, but leaves you at the end not that much more concerned than at the beginning…”
To read the rest of his review, please click here.
For the second half of our double feature, we have the pleasure of sharing fashion and entertainment bloggers’ Tom and Lorenzo’s take on Freida’s Flaunt spread:
“Freida looks like she just walked off the set of an early ’70s Blaxploitation movie – and that’s pretty freaking awesome.”
Flaunt Magazine July 2012 Issue
Editorial: “The Elegant Resistance”
Photographer: Yu Tsai
Stylist: Elizabeth Stewart
Makeup: Jillian Dempsey”
Check out the rest of the photos and their review here. Enjoy!