Bombay to Goa (1972)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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An up and coming model and actress Mala, is excited when she sees her pictures on a magazine cover. However, the display of fame has the opposite effect on her parents, who immediately fix her wedding with an appropriate groom, much to her dismay. To add to her woes, Mala inadvertently becomes the witness of a murder, and is being hunted by criminals hellbent on disposing of the witness. On the run to save her life, Mala embarks on a bus journey from Bombay to Goa. She encounters many experiences along the journey with people from varied cultures, religions and segments of society. Will she succeed in escaping the dangers that relentlessly hunt her? Who will come to her rescue?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Mehmood Ali

Crew: S Ramanathan (Director), Jal Mistry (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 03 Mar 1972 (India)

Hindi Name: बॉम्बे टू गोवा

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Did you know? The role of Ravikumar was offered by Mehmood to future Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Read More
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as Ravi Kumar
as Mala
as Bus Conductor Khanna
as Dhabha Manager
as Sleeping Passenger
as Kashibai
as Mother of young girl at back of bus
as Mona
as Atmaram
as Sharma
as Lady Singing in club




Executive Producer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Art Director
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Madras to Pondicherry (Tamil)
Reference: Chandni Chowk to China (Hindi)
Referenced in: Nautanki Saala (Hindi)
The film is a remake of the Tamil movie Madras to Pondicherry (1966).

As a tribute to Rajesh Khanna, the driver and the conductor were named Rajesh and Khanna respectively.

The title song "Bombay Goa" samples the Beach Boys song "Help Me Rhonda".

Amitabh Bachchan as he wasn't a popular actor at the time, Aruna Irani was the only heroine who agreed to work with him.

The role of Ravikumar was offered by Mehmood to future Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.