Besides Cricket matches, what else do Indians like to watch the most? You guessed it right – movies! We Indians just love to watch films, whether they are made in Bollywood, Hollywood, South cinema, or any other regional movie. Films on almost all topics have been made and this include sports movies too. Do you know, other than Cricket, Football, badminton, etc. movies have been made in which card games were a central theme to the plot?
Yes, some of them have rummy, some have other card games in them, but all of them have a strong plot, gripping story, great acting that make them a must watch for all the online rummy game enthusiasts. Here are 5 of them:
This movie, released in 2008, was inspired by a true story of the MIT Blackjack team. It was the no.1 movie on the box office at the time of release. An MIT Math major, Ben Campbell needs to pay money for his tuition fees. Enter Mica Rosa, a professor played by Kevin Spacey, who has an equation to perfectly play rummy and to solve Ben’s problem. They gather a team of 6 and win at casinos by using card counting & convert signalling to increase their chances of winning. They eventually win millions in Vegas. If you play rummy games online, you must surely see this movie.
The Gin Game
This 2003 movie was adapted from a play written by D.L. Coburn. It follows the life of 2 elders of a nursing home and their gin rummy gaming. Fonsia Dorey is challenged by Weller Martin in a Gin rummy game. He teaches Fonsia how to play it, but still, Fonsia always wins in each game. Soon, Weller realises that he is in for more than what he wagered. Those who play rummy online, definitely watch this awesome movie and find out how did Fonsia always won.
When there is a movie involving the Big B of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, who wouldn’t watch it? Released in 2010, it also stars Madhavan and Shraddha Kapoor. It is based on Indian Poker, where a Maths professor writes a thesis on probability, that connects it to the game of Teen Patti. Know what is the thesis and how they use it in the Flash Card game.
The Cincinnati Kid
This is an all-time classic movie which you shouldn’t miss at all. See the story of a young Poker player, Eric Stoner, in this popular American drama released in the year 1965. He wishes to beat the best player – Lancey Howard, to build a reputation of being the best ever. So, does he achieve his ambition? Watch the movie for yourself!
The songs of this Bollywood movie, released in 1971, are still popular. It stars the legendary Dev Anand as Raja, who was abandoned by his mother when he was a child. He was brought up by a ‘master’ criminal, who taught him everything about free card games, how to play them, win, etc. As his confidence grows, he leaves the master. His journey is full of thrilling twists and turns, which makes it a must watch for you.
Besides these, if you are interested to watch more movies on playing card games, check out Casino Royale (2006), Rounders (1998), The Card Counter (2021), California Split (1974), Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), etc. These and many more such works of art inspire the players to play more, never give up, and win in the game of online rummy. Do enjoy watching the above movies with your fellow rummy game enthusiasts and keep playing the skilful game of Indian rummy.