Trishna (TV series)

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Created byMeena Vaishnavi
Based on
Written byKamna Chandra
Screenplay byKamna Chandra
Original language Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Original network DD National
Original release1985 (1985)

Trishna was a 1985 Indian TV show [1] on Doordarshan. [2] The show was aired on Doordarshan in 1985. It was based on Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice , and suitably adapted to an Indian middle-class family. All the characters of the novel were maintained in the show, with their traits shown exactly as in the book. The screenplay, written by Kamna Chandra is a faithful adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. [3] [4]



In the novel the family has five daughters, but in this series they have four daughters, the second of whom is called Rekha (Sangeeta Handa). She is honest, intelligent and has a lively disposition. She does not think much of those who are pompous. She meets a rich, handsome guy, Rahul (Tarun Dhanrajgir) at a party, who has gone there with his friend Ravi (Vilas Kalgutkar) and sisters. She is instantly prejudiced against him due to his pride and arrogance. The elder sister, Roopa (Aparna Sharma) falls in love with the friend Ravi, whose sisters do not think much of her family and persuade him to jilt her. The role of the youngest sister, Roohi was portrayed by Kitu Gidwani and the character of Mrs. Bennet was played by Ratna Bhushan.


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