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Bombay to Goa (1972)

College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr. Sharma and his assistant Mr. Verma who ... See full summary »

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Bus Conductor Khanna (as Mahmood)
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Mala
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Ravi Kumar
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Sharma
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Bus Driver Rajesh
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Kashibai
Manorama ...
Mother of young girl at back of bus
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Sleeping Passenger (as Keshto Mukerji)
Mukri ...
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Agha ...
Ramlal Kumar
Manmohan ...
Verma
Nasir Hussain ...
Atmaram (as Nazir Husain)
Sunder ...
Panditji
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Dhabha Manager (as Asit Sen)
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College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr. Sharma and his assistant Mr. Verma who promises to take her to the way of stardom. Unfortunately when her parents learn about this they oppose to this and decide to arrange her marriage so that she will be restricted to go above her limits forcing her to approach Sharma for advice who asks her to run-away with huge sums of cash. Greed over comes the duo resulting in Sharma killing Verma; Mala who witness this is on the run for her life; she then board a bus that run between Bombay to Goa without realizing where this journey will end. But her life remains threaten as Sharma has not given up his searches for her. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Dekha Na, Haye Re Socha Na, Haye Re Rak Di Nishane Pe Jaan
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
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Some Great Tunes
1 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Even though I don't speak much Hindi, I got a big kick out of this movie. My mother-in-law, who was born in India, rented this title on DVD and watched it while she was visiting us.

I was busy doing something on my computer, while she watched the movie in the background. The unusual songs caught my ear, and I ended up watching much of the movie with her. The title song, "Bombay to Goa," is a note-for-note cover of the Beach Boys' "Help Me Rhonda." The lyrics have been changed, but the melody is clearly the same.

Another song is a medley of old rock-n-roll tunes, sung in English, by an Indian woman in a nightclub. She did a few bars from a song which I believe is called "Jezebel." I have a version from Herman's Hermits. It was very odd to hear this 60s garage song in a Bollywood musical. The same medley also included a portion of "Fever," also sung in English.


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