Bombay to Goa

Bombay to Goa is a 1972 Indian Hindi-language road comedy film directed by S. Ramanathan, starring Mehmood, Amitabh Bachchan and Aruna Irani, with Shatrughan Sinha in a supporting role. The movie is known particularly for its catchy tunes.

Bombay to Goa
Bombay to Goa poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byS. Ramanathan Mehmood
Written byRajinder Krishan (dialogue)
Story byUsalai Somanathan
Based onMadras to Pondicherry (1966 film)
Produced byMehmood, N. C. Sippy
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Aruna Irani
Shatrughan Sinha
Nazir Hussain
Anwar Ali
CinematographyJal Mistry
Edited byA. Paul Durai Singham
Music byR. D. Burman
Mahmood Productions
Release date
  • 3 March 1972 (1972-03-03)
Box officeest. 1 crore
(est. 27.2 crore as of 2019)

It was a "Super hit" At the box office. The film is a remake of a 1966 hit Tamil film Madras to Pondicherry.[1] The role played by Nagesh in Tamil version was reprised by Mehmood in the Hindi version.

Bombay to Goa was remade in 2007 with the same title, with an ensemble cast of comedians. It was reported that the 2004 Marathi movie Navra Maza Navsacha, which was also remade in Kannada in 2007 as Ekadantha was heavily inspired by this movie.[2]

The Hindu had reported that Rajiv Gandhi was offered the lead role by Mehmood but he had turned it down.[3]


The lives of Atmaram and his wife are turned upside down when they see their daughter, Mala's pictures in a magazine. They arrange for Mala's marriage with the son of Ramlal. 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, and the other Sharma 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 Verma. Mala, who witnessed Sharma kill Verma, now is on the run for her life. She boards a bus from Bombay which is bound for Goa. Sharma soon overtakes her, and has one of his armed men on the bus to kill her. And then arrives Mala's admirer and bodyguard Ravikumar, 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, and conductor, Khanna.



  1. "Dekha Na Haye Re" - Kishore Kumar
  2. "Tum Meri Zindagi Mein" - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  3. "Listen To The Pouring Rain" - Usha Uthup
  4. "Dil Tera Hai Main Bhi Teri" - Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
  5. "Haye Haye Yeh Thanda Paani" - Asha Bhosle
  6. "Yeh Mehki Mehki Thandi Hawa" - Kishore Kumar


  1. ^ "Blast from Past". The Hindu. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The Remake Saga - Indian Express".
  3. ^ Guy, Randor (29 September 2012). "Madras to Pondicherry 1966". The Hindu.

External linksEdit