Trishul (film)

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Trishul 1978 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byYash Chopra
Produced byGulshan Rai
Written bySalim-Javed
StarringShashi Kapoor
Sanjeev Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
Hema Malini
Poonam Dhillon
Music byMohammed Zahur Khayyam
CinematographyKay Gee
Edited byB. Mangeshkar
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Trimurti Films
Release date
  • 5 May 1978 (1978-05-05)
Running time
168 mins
Budget88 lakh (equivalent to 18 crore or US$2.6 million in 2018)
Box office2.4 crore (equivalent to 49 crore or US$7.1 million in 2018)

Trishul (Hindi: त्रिशूल, English: Trident) is a 1978 Indian drama film, written by Salim-Javed, directed by Yash Chopra, and produced by Gulshan Rai. It features music by Mohammed Zahur Khayyam, with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was a "Super Hit" at the box office, and one of the top grossers of 1978, along with Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Don.[1]

The film inspired the Tamil Kamal Hassan starrer, Kadal Meengal, and the Malayalam film Meen starring Madhu and Jayan. The movie has been remade in Tamil as Mr. Bharath and in Telugu as Mr. Bharath starring Shoban Babu.

The film focuses on the three intertwined stories of Amitabh, Sanjeev, and Shashi.[2]


Raj Kumar Gupta (Sanjeev Kumar) gives up his first love Shanti (Waheeda Rehman) to marry a wealthy heiress Kamini (Gita Siddharth) who is the daughter of Seth Dindayal. Shanti comes by to wish him success on his marriage with the news that she is carrying his child and moving away. She gives birth to a boy and names him Vijay. She raises him to adulthood. After she dies, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) comes to Delhi to take revenge by destroying his father's business and family connections. Shekhar (Shashi Kapoor) and Kusum (Poonam Dhillon) are Vijay's half-siblings who are caught in the crossfire of Vijay's revenge. Vijay also crosses paths with Geeta (Raakhee), the devoted secretary of Gupta and another company's general manager Sheetal (Hema Malini) who is also the daughter of the owner of the company. When Geeta is fired Vijay hires her. He tries to create differences between Shekhar and Sheetal. Vijay also takes all the good deals which resulted in losses for Raj. He even encourages Kusum to marry Ravi (Sachin) against her father's wishes which enrages Shekhar and he ends up fighting with Vijay. But Geeta comes and tells the truth. Shekhar and Kusum leave Raj. Raj in anger tells Balwant (Prem Chopra) to kill Vijay. Later Vijay comes down and tells him that he is Raj's son and leaves. Raj tries to stop Balwant but he had already left and kidnapped Ravi in order to get to Vijay. Vijay, with the assistance of Shekhar and Raj, rescues Ravi. Balwant aims at Vijay but Raj comes in between and thus Raj is shot in the process by Balwant. Before dying Raj asks for forgiveness. Vijay forgives him and unites with the family. In addition, Vijay changes the name of his company from Shanti Constructions to Shanti-Raj Constructions.




All the songs[3] were composed by Khayyam and lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.

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

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Gapoochi Gapoochi Gam Gam" Lata Mangeshkar, Nitin Mukesh 04:09
2 "Ja Ri Behna Ja" Kishore Kumar, Yesudas & Pamela Chopra 03:05
3 "Jo Ho Yaar Apna" Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar 03:29
4 "Mohabbat Bade Kam Ki" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar & Yesudas 04:38
5 "Janeman Tum Kamal Karte Ho" Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar 05:37
6 "Aap Ki Maheki Hui Zulf Ko" Lata Mangeshkar, Yesudas 03:09
7 "Tu Mere Saath Rahega" Lata Mangeshkar 06:29

Awards and nominations[edit]

26th Filmfare Awards



Ziya Us Salam of The Hindu in his review of Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) called it "a spoof of Trishul"

In popular culture[edit]

The movie was heavily referenced in Anurag Kashyap's 2012 crime film Gangs of Wasseypur.[4] A Sinhala Film with an almost similar story line was made with title "Hello Shyama" by Director M.S.Anandan, starring Gamini Fonseka in the role of Sanjeev and Shyama Anandan, daughter of M S Anandan' in the role played by Amitabh Bachchan.


  1. ^ "India Box-office 1978". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ Lokapally, Vijay. "Trishul (1978)".
  3. ^ "Trishul (1978): Lyrics and videos of songs". Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  4. ^ Deccan Chronicle Missing or empty |title= (help)

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