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Tridev is one of my favourite movie of all time, Its one of those films that you cannot get over it, at the end of the film you feel as though reaching for the rewind button, anyway this movie is absolutely awesome, I watched it on Max television in 2005, I am really out of words, basically all the stars played there part very specifically and very well done, Rajiv rai created a situation, where all the audience would get hyped up to see what happens in the next scene, honestly this movie is the best, after tridev became superhit in the 1989, Rajiv rai delivered another action packed movie "Vishwatma" in the year 1992, Rajiv thought of bring the starcast from tridev into Vishwatma, but unfortunelty Jackie became a Father and his fortuneteller told him not to go abroad, because the majority of the shooting were involved in kenya, so they replaced Chunky Pandey, nevertheless I would recommend you guys to watch Tridev, seriously at the end of the film you guys will reach for the rewind button.
Karan (Sunny Deol) is an honest police inspector who makes an attempt to curb the illegal trading of arms and ammunition that results in terrorism in Bombay. Bhujang ( Amrish Puri) is the terrorist involved in this kind of illegal work but finds Karan posing problems for him so he has him transferred to Madhupur. In Madhupur, Karan makes friends with Jai Singh (Naseeruddin Shah) another victim of Bhujang's terror. In the meantime, Ravi (Jackie Shroff), the defiant brother of Karan's ex-fiancée, Divya (Madhuri Dixit), joins hands with Bhujang to take revenge on him and falls in love with a cabaret dancer Natasha (Sangeeta Bijlani). Ultimately, the trio join hands to destroy the evil empire of Bhujang.
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
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.
Karan Saxena who is a very honest and dedicated inspector is being transferred to Madhupur when he sets out to investigate about corruption, murder and idealism in his community. The police suspect is that a criminal called Bhujang/Bhairav Singh (Amrish Puri) is involved in every crime of the country. While in Madhupur, Karan befriends Jai Singh another victim of Bhujang's terror. While Ravi who is Divya's (Madhuri Dixit) brother has doubt for Bhujang in his mind too. He, however, ends up and fall in love with a cabaret dancer Natasha (Sangeeta Bijlani). All three men decided to form a gang called Tridev and destroy Bhujang and his gang.
I watched this film many times as a kid, and it always kept me on the edge of me seat. This of course is not an example of great filmmaking or storytelling, but it still works as a masala flick, and is actually quite slick for a movie of its sort. The action scenes are typical for the times but are quite fun to watch. There are three heroes in this film, and all three are very good: Jackie Shroff doing the nonchalant guy in search of himself, Sunny Deol playing the angry-young-man, while obviously Naseeruddhin Shah steals the show in a ceaselessly amusing role, which he plays with a great deal of humour and seems to have no qualms about ridiculing himself. Then there are the three hot ladies - the pretty Sonam, the impossibly stunning Madhuri Dixit, while actually it is the beautiful Sangeeta Bijlani who gets the meatiest part in what is possibly her best role, and does the most of it in addition to having a very nice chemistry with Shroff. And there's the music, and what an amazing soundtrack it is. Each song is a gem and holds such great nostalgic value for me. "Tirchi Topiwale" and "Main Teri Mohabbat Main" are great numbers, but it is "Gali Gali" which is one of my all-time favourite songs. A true gem of a song - soulful, melodious, and wonderfully written, composed and arranged with a rare touch of psychedelia. This number was one of the first that shot the phenomenal Alka Yagnik to fame, and her rendition is flawless. Other than that, Tridev works as a nice thriller which should not be taken too seriously but enjoyed, and there's plenty to enjoy here.
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Master piece of late 80's. I watched this movie on TV but I must say
that this is true thriller, suspense and spell bounding movie. Acting
is average by Sunny Deol(Karan) but Naseeruddin Shah(Jay Singh) and
Jackie Shroff(Ravi Mathur) rocked this movie. Other actors including
Amrish Puri (Bhujang) is true villain. He knew about the moods and
balance of acting. Bassy voice and deep personality suits for this
character and he plays it off nicely. Anupam Kher(Mumbai Police
Commissioner) did a great job and he was looking a real life police
commissioner. Renu(Sonam) was looking hot. Now this movie tells that if
you want to show hot actresses then there is no need to remove clothes
unnecessarily. A movie can be good if it has content and the spice for
I liked the work of Ravi Rai(Director). He had control over film and no overacting. That is what we call a disciplined movie which has "only" everything to please viewers. Hats off to this Masterpiece. I think Bollywood should take lessons from earlier movies rather than redoing the Hollywood flicks which only worsen the charm and viewers abuse them when they leave theaters in running movies...
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Before Rajiv Rai's VISHWATMA (1992), this film came out in 1989
The two movies bear a lot of similarities with the cast, the same trio with a hatred for the villain (Amrish Puri being the villain in both the films), lavish locations and at least 1 chart buster song
The film is done-to-death
The film starts off quite nicely and has some over-the-top scenes but this was 80s masala The film gets more interesting when Sunny Deol is posted to Madhavpur and where he meets the savior Naseeruddin Shah Eventually Sunny Deol discovers his hatred for the terrorists and discovers that Jackie Shroff is part of them Or is he?
Sunny Deol makes an angry cop and this type of roles suit him Naseeruddin Shah is a pleasure to watch and does make a good innocent villager Jackie Shroff has a small role Amrish Puri is menacing and makes a balancing villain Anupam Kher is good Sharat Saxsena is usual
Rajiv Rai was one of the prominent directors who used to direct entertaining masala movies in the late 80s and early 90s. This movie and Mohra are the pinnacle of his achievements. Sunny Deol is at his badass best as the honest cop. I personally can't think of any other actor who could play a better action hero( maybe Sanjay Dutt). Nasseruddin Shah treads into the unfamiliar territory of commercial movies and does a bravura job (in-spite of the tacky dialogues ). Jackie Shroff completes the trinity. The ladies provide great eye candy and the soundtrack brings back pleasant memories from a long lost childhood. Viju Shah is at his phenomenal best. I do hope they remake this classic soon.
Tridev , as my title suggests, is a typical masala flick of the 80s -
top heroes with lady loves, great songs and dances, action,
dialogues...it's a 3 hour entertainer. But perhaps nowadays nobody will
have the patience to go through it all.
Story is about 3 frustrated young men fed up of the inefficient law system in the country and set out to bring justice on their own.
The good - Dialogues, catchy songs,action sequences, plot of the movie The bad - Weak background score (quite silly at times), jobless ladies.
It you are a fan of Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff or Naseeruddin Shah, then watch this.
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Rajiv Rai after YUDH in 1985 returned with TRIDEV(1989) which was a
typical 80s action film The film moves at a decent pace with stunts,
music and comedy
The story is done to death but handled well
The film starts off well and keeps your interest alive, there are several overdone scenes perhaps which 80s boasted of and several masala ingredients The film started the speciality of all RR films, long list of henchmen and goons Direction by Rajiv Rai was good, Music was a superhit by Kalyanji Ananji, with OYE OYE topping the charts sung well by Amit Kumar Other songs were good too especially GALI GALI Action scenes were as usual
Sunny Deol was going through a roughphase those days before GHAYAL though this film and CHAALBAAZ did well in 89 yet he was labelled a non actor and didn't shout how he did today In his role he is average but in one scene when he is tied to a bed he is expressionless Naseeruddin Shah excels and the role brought him fame showing his versatility Jackie Shroff in a smaller role did well Amrish Puri excels as Bhujang, though a done to death role for him Anupam Kher though looking young to play Jackie's dad still did a good job The heroines which include Madhuri, Sangeeta Bhijlani didn't get much scope Amongst rest Sharat Saxena is as usual, Shekhar Suman is okay
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