It is no brainer that gambling movies have made the most out of the Hollywood industry. But, did you also know that it is a popular genre for the Bollywood film industries as well? In movies like the 21, Blackjack, etc., we’ve come across some pro-gamblers that sit at the table silently, observing the opponents beat the odds. But when we talk of Bollywood gambling-based movies, they’re something different. They not only include the gambling agenda’s and strategies but also marks an upper hand in the entertainment quotient. In case, you have missed any watching any of the gambling-based Bollywood movies, here’s a list for you to binge-watch the top 5 of them:
This classic movie starring Amitabh Bachchan was released in 2010. The film is a perfect blend of entertainment and skills. Although the movie received a lot of negative comments from critics, they’re still one of best-received gambling based movies in Bollywood. Venkat is the movie’s lead character who learns to gamble and is determined to win the big jackpot the casino has to offer. He joins hands with the famous mathematician Percy, and gamble their heart out in London casinos. Over some time, both of them gain immense fame and money. The theory developed by Venkat is put to practice and proves his theory of probability right. Once people are aware of his theory, he makes even more money. Also though it is pretty tricky for the beginners to understand, it is still a classic that you cannot miss out.
The movie was released in 2010 and still holds a special place in the Indian hearts, because it was premiered the same day as the release all over India. The movie is based around a young 12 year old Carrom genius. He makes a big championship at that very young age. The story also depicts the struggles the kid goes through to improve his skills and techniques when he comes across Jhalil’s radar who is a betting consortium. As the movie continues, it showcases more about the struggles of hunger and how the ‘young-age gambler’ deals with them.
The Great Gambler
Released in 1970, it is a classic casino-based Bollywood movie. The lead is starred by Amitabh Bachhan, who plays the role of Jai, a boy who is truck with a crooked gambler. The film depicts Jai as a gambling genius and is often set up against the casino’s most skilful clients that have an eagle’s eye to the casino’s odds. The movie is not solely based on gambling, but also real-life problems of Jai.
The movie was released in 2008, starring Emraan Hashmi, who plays the role of a successful bettor. The film is a criminal -romance, where Hashmi is determined to gamble and become productive for his lady love. He starts off betting small amounts on cricket matches, but later, becomes a successful bettor. The real-life drama and romance cut through the noise during the 2000s and was a breakthrough for the actor’s career.
The movie was released in 1971, which is centered around a lazy Policeman, Pandey. After being bonded by his mother at a very young age, he steps out to become a Don. His life turns tables when Pandey ends up in a smuggling and gambling racket. At the end of the movie, you can see that he ends up becoming a professional gambler, to make two ends meet, but at what price?