Trimurti (1995 film)

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Trimurti
त्रिमू्र्ति
Trimurti film.jpg
Directed byMukul Anand
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Written byKaran Razdan
StarringAnil Kapoor
Jackie Shroff
Shah Rukh Khan
Anjali Jathar
Priya Tendulkar
Gautami
Mohan Agashe
Saeed Jaffrey
Himani Shivpuri
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyAshok Mehta
Rajiv Jain[1][2]
Release date
22 December 1995
Running time
181 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget11 crore (equivalent to 49 crore or US$7.1 million in 2018)[3]
Box office15.56 crore (equivalent to 69 crore or US$10 million in 2018)

Trimurti (Hindi: त्रिमू्र्ति, Urdu: تْرِمورتِ‎, translation: "Trinity") is a 1995 Indian action drama film starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, Anjali Jathar and Priya Tendulkar. It was the last completed film for director Mukul S. Anand, who died while filming Dus in 1997 The Film Was a Semi Hit Movie, It earned a record opening weekend of around 3.07 crore (equivalent to 14 crore or US$2.0 million in 2018) net, and becoming the "first film to record a 1 crore (equivalent to 4.5 crore or US$640,000 in 2018) net opening day."[4][5]

Plot[edit]

The notorious Kooka Singh entraps dedicated police inspector Satyadevi Singh (Priya Tendulkar). She has three extraordinary, powerful children Shakti (Jackie Shroff), Anand (Anil Kapoor) and Romi (Shah Rukh Khan), the last of whom was born while she was in jail. They are her Trimurti, who she hopes will assist her in avenging her humiliation. What she doesn't know is that Anand and Shakti had a fight when they were kids. Anand left the house, started working for Peter (One of the Kooka's Blackmarket businessman) and is assumed dead.

After 18 years, Shakti and Romi live together and think their mother is dead. Their uncle tells them she is hoping that the brothers will once again become their mother's Trimurti. Shakti works for the military. Romi is in love with a higher class girl named Radha. They love each other so much that they decide to die when they cannot get married. After pleading with his brother and almost drinking poison, he and Shakti go to Radha's house to ask for her hand, but Shakti is humiliated.

Romi runs away from home and becomes successful. He starts working for Kooka without knowing the issues between Kooka and his mother. Romi meets Sikander, a rich man working in the black market; he feels sympathy for Romi because he is a romantic at heart. He helps Romi become rich.

Sikander goes to Romi's village after hearing some religious music from there. He sees a picture of his mother — who is Shakti and Romi's mother. He slowly tries to rekindle his relationship with Shakti, but once again they have a fight and Shakti learns that he is Anand. After 18 long years, Satyadevi is released from jail due to good behavior. She learns from her brother, Bhanu, that all is not well with her sons. Shakti is an emotional wreck; Anand aka Sikander and Romi are working for Kooka, who has assigned him the task of abducting and killing Satyadevi. In the end, after a lot of hardship, the three brothers come together, kill Kooka Singh, and save their mother.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film began production in 1994 with a release set for December 1994 and originally the three main lead roles were set to be played by Jackie Shroff, Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt had shot some scenes for the film before being sentenced to a prison term. To avoid any further delays, producer Subhash Ghai decided to recast his role with Anil Kapoor replacing him. The film was eventually completed for release in December 1995.[6] The role of Sanjay Dutt was also offered to Aditya Pancholi and Sunny Deol before Subhash Ghai's frequent collaborator Anil Kapoor got the role.

Soundtrack[edit]

Trimurti
Soundtrack album by
Released1995 (1995)
LanguageHindi
No.TitleWriter(s)SingersLength
1."Very Good Very Bad" Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod06:23
2."Very Good Very Bad" Instrumental06:23
3."Sadiyan Saal" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik08:09
4."Mujhe Pyar Karo" Vinod Rathod, Manhar Udhas, Alka Yagnik07:21
5."Mujhe Pyar Karo" Instrumental07:20
6."Mata Mata"Kader KhanVinod Rathod, Kavita Krishnamurthy07:39
7."Bol Bol Bol" Udit Narayan, Sudesh Bhonsle, Ila Arun07:55
8."Ae Ri Sakhi" Kavita Krishnamurthy05:28

Box office[edit]

Trimurti grossed 14.24 crore (US$2.1 million) in India and $375,000 (1.32 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of 15.56 crore (US$2.3 million), against its 11 crore (US$1.6 million) budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of 5.09 crore (US$740,000), and grossed 8.36 crore (US$1.2 million) in its first week.[7]

India[edit]

It opened on Friday, 22 December 1995, across 310 screens, and took a record opening of 1.06 crore (US$150,000) net, becoming the first film to record 1 crore (US$140,000) net on opening day. It grossed 3.07 crore (US$440,000) in its opening weekend, and had a first week of {{INRConvert|5.04| and earned a total of 8.57 crore (US$1.2 million) net. It was declared a "Semi Hit" by Box Office India.[7]

Overseas[edit]

It earned $375,000 (1.32 crore) outside India.[7]

'Trimurti' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Net:
8.57 crore (US$1.2 million)
Total Gross:
14.24 crore (US$2.1 million)
International
(Outside India)
$375,000 (1.32 crore)the PG
Worldwide 15.56 crore (US$2.3 million)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trimurti (1995) Full Cast & Crew". IMDB. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Ashok Mehta". cinematographers.nl. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Trimurti Budget". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Trimurti - Box office Note". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Trimurti". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/subhash-ghais-trumpeted-film-trimurti-back-on-track-with-anil-kapoor/1/288289.html
  7. ^ a b c "Trimurti Box office". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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