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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.
Not as iconic as Deewar, not as brisk as Zanjeer, and not as novel as Kaala Patthar. This film has a classic setup but is often a bit too predictable.
What Trishul does is present the classic Vijay character as far more scheming and brainy than before. He isn't as likable in certain scenes, and he continually cheats his way up to defeat his rival, rather than by beating him to a pulp. It's a shame then, that the ending leaves much to be desired. What is present, however, is a great play on the angsty trope that Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan created, and this makes for another entertaining (but nowhere near as memorable) 70's Emergency era film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Amitabh Bachchan dominates this revenge film as he plays yet another Vijay, born illegitimate, he promises his dying mother he will have revenge. And so he goes after his father, a wealthy developer, by out-competing him in business but when he is finally poised to destroy him, he relents. Sashi Kapoor is his playboy half-brother in a romance with Hema Malini. Yes, there are fight scenes but this is cold, calculating revenge but with a happy ending. Marred by the very poor sub-titles which virtually disappear for about a third of the movie.
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