Genre: Family Drama
Duration: 95 minutes
Trinhanga is a film about three generations of woman in a family where the core of the film is about ones resentment towards her own mother, that is until she herself is a mother and figures out she is more like her mother then she first thought.
Anu, played by Kajol, is the famous Odissi dancer who resents her writer mother Nayan, Tanvi Azmi. We also meet Anu’s daughter, the third generation, Masha played by Mithali Palkar, Masha is about to have a baby of her own. As we watch Trinhanga, we see these three women face different circumstances and it goes into the complex relationship between a mother and daughter.
The centre of the story is about Anu, who believes her mother has ruined her life with her eccentric decisions. She suddenly starts reflecting on their journey together when her mother falls into a coma, this initiates her feelings of regret as she thinks about their relationship.
Anu turns out to be just like her mother in many ways and this is only seen through the fact that we see her relationship with her own daughter, this is actually a twist in the story. Although this is not an autobiography many parts of the film relate to the real life of Anu. Watching this film will make you start looking into your own relationships with your mother and you will feel somewhat compassionate and kind-hearted towards the characters.
Kajol is centre stage in the film and she does this with such ease, as we would expect her to do, as the resentful daughter and overbearing mother. She plays the role perfectly with the right amount of anger and rage. If you have any sort of torn family life yourself then the premise of this film will really hit home.
It is a brilliant film based on woman and the all-important mother-daughter relationship that every woman faces in some form or another. It also goes to show just how you may have grievances towards your mother, but you are probably more like her then you think.