Bombay to Goa

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Bombay to Goa
BombaytoGoa.jpg
Film poster
Directed by S. Ramanathan
Produced by N. C. Sippy
Written by Rajinder Krishan (dialogue)
Usalai Somanathan (story)
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Aruna Irani
Shatrughan Sinha
Nazir Hussain
Music by R. D. Burman
Cinematography Jal Mistry
Edited by A. Paul Durai Singham
Release date(s) 3 March 1972
Country India
Language Hindi

Bombay to Goa is a 1972 adventure-comedy Hindi movie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Aruna Irani and Mehmood. The movie is known particularly for its catchy tunes.

The film is a remake of a 1966 hit Tamil film Madras to Pondicherry.[1] It was a 'Semi-Hit' at the box office.

Bombay to Goa was remade in 2007 with an ensemble cast of comedians.

Storyline[edit]

The lives of Atmaram (Nazir Hussain) and his wife (Dulari) are turned upside down when they see their daughter, Mala's (Aruna Irani) pictures in a magazine. They arrange for Mala's marriage with the son of Ramlal (Agha). Mala is opposed to marrying anyone who she has not met, and is at the same time thrilled that the two persons she trusted, one Verma (Shatrughan Sinha), and the other Sharma (Manmohan) had actually submitted her pictures to a magazine, and were now willing to sign her up for a Bollywood movie. Mala is not able to understand her parents' opposition on her way to fame, and runs away from home with a lot of money and hands this money to Sharma and Verma. Greed overtakes Sharma and Verma, leading to the death of Sharma. Mala, who witnessed Verma kill Sharma, now is on the run for her life. She boards a bus from Bombay which bound for Goa. Verma soon overtakes her, and has one of his armed men on the bus to kill her. And then arrives Mala's admirer Ravikumar (Amitabh Bachchan), who not only protects Mala, but also accompanies her throughout the journey. Mala starts to trust and subsequently fall in love with Ravikumar. The bus journey is adventurous with the passengers, a totally mixed bunch, from all over India, different religions, cultures, and faiths, all thrown together for this journey. The bus is in the "control" of driver Rajesh (Anwar Ali), and conductor, Khanna (Mehmood).

Bachchan's Big Break[edit]

Amitabh Bachchan has had an illustrious career that has spanned decades but "Bombay to Goa"(1972) was his first film as the main lead. Bachchan had earlier worked in films but this film was his first as a lead hero(because Saat Hindustani(1969) had 7 protagonists, Navin nishchal was the lead hero in "Parwana(1971)" and Rajesh Khanna was main lead in "Anand"(also 1971). "Bombay to Goa" was followed by Zanjeer(1973) and after that followed the super-stardom of ten years. Bachchan was picked for his role in Zanjeer after Javed Akhtar saw him in this film.

Cast[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Mehmood specially made this movie to launch his brother Anwar Ali and Amitabh Bachchan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blast from Past". The Hindu. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 07-10-2012. 

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