Dr. Sunil Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife, Aarti. Although they have been married for several years, they do not have any children. Aarti did get pregnant once, but failed to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Sinha
Dr. Sunil Gupta
Aarti Gupta
Sujit Kumar ...
Retd Army Major (Vidya's husband)
Rosie (as Preeti Gangully)
Raju Shrestha ...
Raju (as Master Rajoo)
Minoo Chitnis
Vikrant Romeo ...
(as Vikrant 'Romeo')
Mohammed Hanif ...
(as M. Hanif)
Salim's dad (On Stage)
Jayshree T. ...


Dr. Sunil Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife, Aarti. Although they have been married for several years, they do not have any children. Aarti did get pregnant once, but failed to conceive. Aarti decides to travel to take a break in their Khandala bungalow, which is also in the neighborhood of Aarti's sister Vidya, her son, Raju and her husband's house. Since her bungalow is being decorated by Vinod, whom she remembers as her fellow collegian, both spend considerable time together. When Vinod finds out that Aarti is basically alone most of the time, he proposes to her - but Aarti rejects him, a physical tussle ensues, Aarti grabs a revolver, a shot is fired, Vinod falls down the stairs and dies. Vidya assists Aarti in disposing off his body. A few days later, Sunil joins them in Khandala and brings home a male who claims that he has lost his memory - the male is none other than Vinod - and Sunil's diagnosis is that Vinod will gradually regain his memory. Watch what happens ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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15 July 1978 (India)  »

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Din Ba Din Woh Mere Dil Se
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Indivar, Anjaan
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Raakhee as a depressed wife who meets a past fellow from college...
6 March 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Trishna is a very well-made film. It is quiet and simple, and is beautifully shot. The film starts as a drama and later turns into a mini-psychological thriller which is very engaging and interesting. The film is about a neglected wife named Aarti (Raakhee) whose busy husband Dr. Sunil (Sanjeev Kumar) has almost no time for. She decides to take a break and visit their Khandala bungalow, which is also in the neighbourhood of her sister Vidya (Bindu). There she meets a past college fellow, Vinod (Shashi Kapoor), who is now an interior decorator and who was hired by Vidya to design Aarti's home. Aarti goes through great depression because of the crisis in her marriage, and her husband's total indifference towards her makes her life miserable. As she comes to Khandala, she spends most of the time with the light-hearted Vinod, who has actually been in love with her since college days, much to the displeasure of her sister, who does not see his intentions as pure. This very interaction leads to several conflicts. Telling you more details would spoil the fun.

Trishna is very alluring and quite authentic for the most part. The direction is very good, the suspense is very successful, and the viewer may certainly be fascinated by a story that is partly a family drama and partly a thriller. The writing is very good and is devoid of any unnecessary or exaggerated proceedings. The character of the main protagonist Aarti is particularly well-written. Quite clearly, this is Raakhee's film. She convincingly displays her character's despair, loneliness, confusion and fear, and is beautiful throughout the film. So is Bindu, who plays her loving sister Vidya. She is wonderful in a role that really makes me wonder why she was always cast in supporting roles, that too in most cases as a vamp or a seductress. Shashi Kapoor is good as Vinod and Sanjeev Kumar is excellent as always. The film does not have many songs, but the most memorable one is "Din Ba Din", beautifully sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Trishna is a very fine film about relationships and marriage. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend you to watch it.

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