The Great Gambler (1979) – A Complete Analysis


Today’s second post is The Great Gambler (1979) – A Complete Analysis. The Great Gambler (1979) is a thriller, with 2 male protagonists looking like each other – one is a gambler and the other is a police officer. How the 2 get embroiled in the criminal activities of 2 dons and how they get out of it involves the story.

The Great Gambler (1979) – A Complete Analysis

  1. This is one of those movies, which move forward among confusion between look-alikes.
  2. One interesting thing about the beginning of the movie is that dance is used as a method to share cryptic messages between criminal gang members. Unfortunately, it is not continued beyond the beginning of the movie.
  3. Amitabh Bachchan could have adopted some change in mannerism between the 2 roles, he played in this movie like the way he did for Mahaan (1983).
  4. With him wearing the same dresses also, it is difficult to decide, which of the 2 roles he is playing at a given moment in The Great Gambler (1979). Perhaps, this is one of the reasons the movie failed at the box-office, though the story is unique and fantastic.
  5. Music by R D Burman and lyrics by Anand Bakshi are remarkable and stay in memory for a long time.

The Great Gambler (1979) songs

Do lafzonki hai dilki kahani…

O deewanon dil sambhalo…

Raqqasa mera naam…

Pehle pyar ki mulaqaten yaad hai…

Tum kitne din baad mile…


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