Trishul (1978)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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Embedded with intrigue and thrills, this evocative drama traces the struggles and successes in the life of Vijay Kumar. He 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. Will Vijay succeed in avenging his father's betrayal by destroying his family?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor

Crew: Yash Chopra (Director), Raju Kaygee (Director of Photography), Mohammed Zahur Khayyam (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 04 May 1978 (India)

Hindi Name: त्रिशूल

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Did you know? Dilip Kumar was initially offered the role of R.K Gupta but declined. Read More
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as Vijay Kumar
as Raj Kumar Gupta
as Shekhar Gupta
as Kamini Gupta
as Sheetal Varma
as Seth Din Dayal
as Gangu
as Balwant Rai
as Geeta
as Shanti
as Bhandari




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Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Yeh Hai Jalwa (Hindi)
Remade as: Mr.Bharath (Tamil)
Reference: Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 (Hindi)
Reference: Shootout At Wadala (Hindi)
Featured in: Raja Babu (Hindi)
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.
It is noteworthy that this movie was heavily referenced in Anurag Kashyap's crime film Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

The soundtrack for this movie is credited for bringing the three legends of Indian film music K. J. Yesudas, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar together in a single song "Mohabbat Bade Kaam Ki Cheez Hai".

.Sanjeev Kumar plays Shashi Kapoor's father in the film. In reality Sanjeev is several months younger than Shashi.

Dilip Kumar was initially offered the role of R.K Gupta but declined.