A honest but disgraced Police Inspector's attempts to clear his name pits him against terrorists and the brother of his sweetheart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Singh
Inspector Karan Saxena
Ravi Mathur
Divya Mathur
Natasha Tejani (as Sangita Bijlani)
Commissioner Mathur
Bhujang / Bhairav Singh
Inspector Suraj Singh (as Sharad Saxena)
Dan Dhanoa ...
Ganga / Ram Avtar
Anjana Mumtaz ...
Sudha Saxena


Honest, diligent and brave Police Inspector Karan Saxena while carrying out his investigations against gangster and smuggler Bhujang is mysteriously framed and transfer to a remote area called Madhavpur. While residing there Karan sets to put things right and gets into confrontations with a bandit, Jai Singh who is good at heart and always ready to fight for the oppressed because his own dad, a brave Martyr has been killed by Bhujang, he too join with Karan to wreak vengeance against Bhujang. Ravi the son of the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Mathur joins Bhujang gang secretly wanting to get his own revenge from Bhujang. These three men Ravi, Karan and Jai manage to gather evidence against Bhujang and his gang and sets out on a dangerous road of crime, without the laws help in order to liberate the country from Bhujang / Bhairav Singh and his gang. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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A Volcanic Saga of Three Angry Men





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The film was copied as Rangbaaz in 1996. Mithun played a triple role playing the roles of Sunny, Naseeruddin and Jackie Shroff. A scene in Tridev was also used the filmed. The scene where Sunny Deol's house explodes. The scene was used in Rangbaaz where you can see Sunny Deol from far away. Only a close up of Mithun was incorporated in. See more »


Near the end when Sunny, Jackie and Naseer are being exchanged for the hostages, the three heroes hold their hands behind their back, pretending that they are tied when in fact they are holding grenades. As the trio are walking, in one shot Jackie's hands appear by his side and they are empty. See more »


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Performed by Mohammed Aziz, Sadhana Sargam
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Tridev- An explosive saga
27 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have extremely fond memories of this classic. Out of Naseer Udin Shah, Sunny Deol and Jackie Shroff it was Sunny Deol that stood out as the angry cop Karan Saxena. Amrish Puri was superb as Bhujang in one of my favourite roles of his. There was also so many other characters, including Anupum Kher as the devoted Pollice commissioner. The music is so good it deserves a special mention. My personal Favourite is Oye Oye.

The director Rajiv Rai went on to make other great movie including the superb follow up Vishwatamma, Mohra and the suspense thriller Gupt. Unfortunately he has hit a rough patch with this recent releases Pyar Ishq and Mohabbat and Asambhav flopping. Rajiv Rai has a reputation for repeating his cast, Sunny Deol came in Tridev and its follow up whilst Naseer Uddin Shah starred in Tridev, Vishwatamma and Mohra.Character actors like Tej Sapru have appeared in almost all of his movies. Tremendous fun.

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