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Trishul (1978)

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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Yash Chopra

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar ... Raj Kumar Gupta / R.K. Gupta
Shashi Kapoor ... Shekhar Gupta
Hema Malini ... Sheetal Varma
Rakhee Gulzar ... Geeta
Waheeda Rehman ... 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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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

5 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Trident See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Debut Film of Poonam Dhillon. 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 »

Quotes

Vijay Kumar: You think I am making money? No, I am taking account of my mother's tears form someone.
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Remade as Mr. Bharath (1986) See more »

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Classic Amitabh
2 April 2009 | by IbukSee all my reviews

I have been a fan of Bollywood cinema since a very young age and I am very ashamed to admit that until a couple of weeks ago I had not seen Yash Chopra's masterpiece Trishul. After hearing so many people rave about it I gave it a go and very glad I did. For those who don't know already the story involves Amitabh taking revenge on his father(Sanjeev Kumar) who abandoned him and his mother. His father is a businessman so Amitabh sets up a rival business and sets out to destroy him. I think Trishul is a wonderful tale of how people are motivated by different things, Amitabh's father is motivated by money and power whilst Amitabh is motivated by revenge.

To support Amitabh and Sanjeev Kumar there is a wide array of great actors, for instance Shashi Kapoor,Rakhee and Waheeda Rehman(in a special appearance as Amitabh's mother). The wide array of actors for me were basically props in a movie what is essentially a battle between Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh. Both Amitabh and Sanjeev Kumar both resort to dirty tricks to discredit the other. Amitabh and Sanjeev Kumar were excellent but I felt they were even better in Sholay together. I only watched this movie a couple of weeks and is quickly becoming one of my top five Yash Chopra's movies along with Lamhe,Dewaar,Silsila and Chandni. Highly recommended to all fans of classic Bollywood.


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