• Publication date: May 7, 2014

The Great Gambler

A classic Indian film inspired by spy films, and James Bond, follows an international investigation spanning over several countries.

  • Publication date: May 7, 2014

The Great Gambler

Program data

Duration: 180

Production Year: 1979

MBC Bollywood:

January 20, 2016 05:00 (KSA) ~ January 20, 2016 04:00 (CLT)

The Great Gambler, was a huge success when first came out; praised for it high production values, exotic locations and cinematography. Revolves around a Professional Gambler who attracts the attention of the mafia, using him to play high stake games with unsuspecting millionaires, forcing them into huge debts; when they don’t pay, they are blackmailed into doing whatever the mafia wants them to do. However, one of those schemed happened to be a man working with the government, who is forced to give away blue prints to some top-secret laser weapon able to hit a target as far as 50 miles. News of the breach reach the army, who promptly send someone to investigate; Problem is the man they assigned happened to be a look alike of the Gambler himself, and a mistaken identity puts the wrong man at the wrong place.

A cult classic among Indian films, class A entertainment with extremely high production values, with sets ranging from Rome to Venice and many other exotic locations. Quality Bollywood entertainment!




  • Amitabh Bachchan as Double role (Jai/Inspector Vijay)
  • Zeenat Aman as Shabnam
  • Neetu Singh as Mala
  • Roopesh Kumar as Sethi
  • Madan Puri as Ratan Das
  • Iftekhar as Deepchand
  • Utpal Dutt as Saxena
  • Helen as Monica
  • Jagdish Raj as Nath
  • Prem Chopra as Ramesh
  • Sujit Kumar as Marconi


Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Rating: NR