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The Great Gambler (1979)

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Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) is an expert gambler, and has been so as long as he can remember, and has never lost a game. These skills bring him to the attention of the underworld don Saxena (... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dual Role (Jay & Insp. Vijay)
Zeenat Aman ...
Shabnam
Neetu Singh ...
Mala
Prem Chopra ...
Ramesh / Abbasi
Utpal Dutt ...
Saxena
Madan Puri ...
Ratan Das
Om Shivpuri ...
Sen Verma
Iftekhar ...
Deepchand
Sujit Kumar ...
Marconi
Roopesh Kumar ...
Sethi
Helen ...
Monica (Dancer)
Madhu Malhotra ...
Madhu - Jay's Sister (as Madhu)
Jagdish Raj ...
Nath
Keshav Rana ...
Rohit
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
White haired man
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Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) is an expert gambler, and has been so as long as he can remember, and has never lost a game. These skills bring him to the attention of the underworld don Saxena (Utpal Dutt), who is interested in hiring him for winning large amounts of money from rich people and then influencing them into doing whatever he wants. Jai agrees to do so, and plays successfully, though unknowingly to entrap a patriotic Indian named Nath (Jagdish Raj) who works for the government. After losing large amounts of money, he is blackmailed into revealing the blueprints of a top-secret military laser weapon that hit any target within 50 miles. When the Indian police come to know of this, they assign the case to Inspector Vijay, who is asked to apprehend Jai at any cost. The only problem is that Inspector Vijay is Jai's look-alike, and is not at all a good gambler. After this Jai and Vijay's professional and personal lives get confusingly mixed up as Jai and Vijay both coincidentally are ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Shakti Samanta launched the film in 1967 with Shammi Kapoor in the lead. It was to be shot in New York. ShaktI changed his mind and launched Aradhana. 10 years later Shakti decided to restart the film with Amitabh , but this time shooting it in the Middle East and Europe. See more »

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Adventure of a Lifetime.
18 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is my most favourite Bollywood film of all time. This may not be on many peoples top list or an obvious Amitabh Bachchan classic but I absolutely love it. There are many reasons why it's my favourite. It is a great adventure story which you don't really get nowadays. It has two of my all time favourite stars Amitabh Bachchan and the gorgeous Zeenat Aman. It has everything from comedy, action to drama. The music is superb. Especially the song 'Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani' which takes you to a different place. So many great scenes such as when Amitabh finds out that Zeenat is a bit of a villain. The scenery when they go to exotic locations is another favourite scene of mine. I would love to see a sequel with both Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman.


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