Bollywood Movies To Watch During Quarantine
While big parts of India is under self-isolation because of the COVID 19 outbreak, watching tv/ movies or playing games is pretty much what’s left to do. Bollywood always had an element of excitement and risk, with topics such as forbidden love to gambling being just a few common topics. We’re always looking for that extra thrill in the best Bollywood movies. List of movies to watch will be incomplete unless we include a few casino movies from Bollywood, that we may all already recognize.
1. Teen Patti – 2010
Teen Patti was released in 2010, and is a thriller directed by the famous Leena Yadav. This casino movie include stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, and Shraddha Kapoor. Teen Patti revolves around the character Venkat Subramaniam, played by Mr Bachchan. Venkat is works as a professor in mathematics in the village. Venkat tells Perci who is played by Ben Kingsley about an equation that is eventually going to change their life forever.
One day, he decides to test the theory in practice, on his students and invites a few of them to play teen Patti. Once the theory proves right, he decides to expand, only this time with big gamblers as audience. The stakes gets higher, and higher – How will this affect his life and surroundings?
2. Striker – 2010
Striker released is another favourite that is released in 2010 and produced by Chandan Arora who also wrote the story behind. In striker you’ll find stars such as Siddharth Narayan, Usha Jadhav, and Padmapriya.
The movie is about Surya, who comes from a poor background in India. If there is something that the boy is good at, it’s the game of carrom. At the age of 12 he manages to already win championships. However, for him that is not enough and he is hungry for more! As Surya gets older, he starts to lose control and ends up in bad hands of the carrom underground plays. How is this going to end up?
3. The Great Gambler – 1970
The Great Gambler is a 1970s film with stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh, and Prem Chopra. The great gambler is directed by Shakti Samanta who we also know from movies such as An evening in Paris or Kashmir Ki Kali. The great gambler has turned into a cult classic, just ask your parents! Jai who is played by Bachchan, is the great gambler who has never lost a game.
A casino owner played by Madan Puri, wants to take him in to play for high stakes. As he keeps on gambling, the stakes keep on getting higher and he ends up trading military secrets among other crazy things. One of the best Thrillers that India and Bollywood has to offer. Leaves you thrilled throughout the whole movie.
More recommended casino related movies
Advised by Sam Evans and his crew from CasinoCaptain, we found more thrilling Bollywood movies to watch that are gambling inspired. Even though we seemed to have the same favourite in the Teen Patti movie, Sam happens to be a huge fan of Ben Kingsley. You can find the article here for more alternatives.
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