Trishna (TV series)

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Trishna was a 1985 Indian TV show on Doordarshan.

The show was aired on Doordarshan in 1985. It was roughly based on Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, involving 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.

As in the novel, the family has five daughters, the second of whom is called Rekha (played by Sangeeta Handa). She is proud, honest and has a stubborn streak. She does not think much of those who are pompous. She meets a rich, handsome guy (Tarun Dhanrajgir) at a party, who has gone there with his friend and sisters. She is instantly prejudiced against him due to his pride and arrogance. The elder sister, Roopa, falls in love with the friend, whose sisters do not think much of her family and persuade him to jilt her. The story continues in the same mode as Pride and Prejudice, and in the end, all the girls marry in exactly the same fashion as in the novel.