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The Great Gambler (1979)

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 »

Director:

Shakti Samanta

Writers:

Ranjan Bose (screenplay), Vrajendra Gaur (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... 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 Roopesh Kumar ... Sethi
Helen ... Monica (Dancer)
Madhu Malhotra Madhu Malhotra ... Madhu - Jay's Sister (as Madhu)
Jagdish Raj ... Nath
Keshav Rana Keshav Rana ... Rohit
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj ... White haired man
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Italian

Release Date:

6 April 1979 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

O Grande Jogador See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Boney M's super hit Disco song "No Woman , No Cry" is used in the film. The song appears when Amitabh and Neetu Singh dance in the restaurants lounge. This would mark the second time Amitabh and Neetu Singh danced to International Disco song.The first would be "Dance The Kang Fu" by Carl Douglas and Biddu in the movie Aadalat (1976). The third time would be in the movie Yaarana (1981). Amitabh and Neetu Singh danced to the International Disco hit "Rise" by Herb Alpert. See more »

Goofs

The car that Jai and Mala use has a registration based in the Netherlands (with the short-hand NL) although they are based in Venice/Italy. Although cars can be imported from other countries, the primary country of car registration should be Italy. See more »

Quotes

Dual Role (Jay & Insp. Vijay): When my card opens, it will first salute me and then reveal itself.
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Connections

Referenced in Chashme Baddoor (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey folks, watch him. He's a gambler!
(Title Theme)
Performed by Annette Pinto & Rahul Dev Burman
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Adventure of a Lifetime.
18 July 2009 | by kirknowinSee 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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