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Trishul (1978)

 -  Action | Drama | Musical  -  4 May 1978 (India)
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Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Vijay Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Raj Kumar Gupta / R.K. Gupta
Shashi Kapoor ...
Shekhar Gupta
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Sheetal Varma
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Geeta
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Shanti
Prem Chopra ...
Balwant Rai
Poonam Dhillon ...
Babli / Kusum Gupta
Sachin ...
Ravi
Manmohan Krishna ...
Seth Din Dayal
Iftekhar ...
Mr. P.L. Varma
Yunus Parvez ...
Bhandari
M.B. Shetty ...
Madhav Singh (as Shetty)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manik Irani
Gita Siddharth ...
Kamini Gupta
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Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to Delhi to take revenge on the Gupta family by destroying the family's business and connections with each other. Written by raj (krazymonster@ymail.com)

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'Dilip Kumar' was originally offered the role of R.K Gupta but turned it down. See more »

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During the wedding ceremony of Sanjeev Kumar with the daughter of his boss, he is shown sitting on the left of the bride first and in the next shot, he is shown sitting on the right of her. See more »

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Vijay Kumar: And you Mr R K Gupta, you are my illegitimate father! Perhaps my mother has had nothing but insults and pain but from my mother, that Shanti, I return all your wealth to you. Today, you have a lot of wealth and everything but I have never ever seen a poor man like you. Good bye, Mr R K Gupta.
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About love, betrayal, revenge, and human relationships.
2 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Yash Chopra's films are mainly about love, whatever love it may be. This story revolves around R.K Gupta, a wealthy businessman whose illegitimate son, Vijay, comes to take revenge on him because of his late mother Shanti's loneliness and miserable life. Back in time, Gupta was deeply in love with Shanti, but his ambitious mother convinced him to marry his rich employer Din Dayal's only daughter Kamini so that he could find success in life. And he did. And now, Vijay, painful and lonely, is decisive to use every possible way to destroy his father, whether it's his business or his personal life, while Gupta does not even know who he is.

Beautiful and poignant, the film's most impressive aspect is the portrayal of upper-class Indian people and their relationships. It deals mostly with people who are wealthy, modern and intellectual, yet they have great values which are very Indian. The film shows hidden feelings, ego, love, respect and different basic principles of life. There were many scenes which were touching and exciting, many of which showed how great humanity can be. I personally was moved by the scenes where Vijay meets his father and siblings for the first time. My two favourite scenes (or better called moments) include one scene between Vijay and his father's wife Kamini after a particular accident (you'll know what I'm talking about), and Vijay's scene with his secretary/love interest Geeta, played by Raakhee, when he asks her to stay with him when he feels very lonely and depressed.

The film quite clearly belongs to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who delivers a very sincere performance as the serious, decisive and deeply hurt Vijay. He is good-looking, convincing, and delicately lets the viewer sense his character's pain, pride and determination. Sanjeev Kumar gives another example of his extraordinary acting talent. Shashi Kapoor is very good as Shekhar although his feel-good attitude tends to be a bit exaggerated at some points. Raakhee is brilliant as Geeta, the faithful, honest, intelligent and loving secretary. Hema Malini takes a break from her vivacious and comic roles, and is restrained as the modern and lovely Sheetal. Waheeda Rehman is simply outstanding and makes a remarkable impact with her brief role of Shanti. Poonam Dhillon is quite pretty, and Prem Chopra is as hateful as ever.

Overall, Trishul is one of Yash Chopra's most underrated films. A beautifully written drama, it has everything a Yash Chopra movie is known for: a moving story, exceptional dialogues, fantastic music, good emotions, great actors and a very lifelike depiction of relationships, love and circumstances. It is interesting, well directed and well narrated, and should provide a pleasant watch for any Hindi cinema lover.


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