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Bombay to Goa (2007 film)

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Bombay To Goa
File:Bombay to Goa (2007 film).jpg
Directed byRaj Pendurkar
Produced byHumayu Rangilla
StarringSunil Pal
Asrani
Dinesh Hingoo
Jagdeep
Anirudh Agarwal
Jr. Mehmood
Mac Mohan
Navin Prabhakar
Paintal
Ahsaan Qureshi
Aasif Sheikh
Raju Shrivastava
Sanjay Mishra
Shakti Kapoor
Tinu Anand
Vijay Raaz
Viju Khote
Music byNitin Shankar
Distributed byEros Entertainment
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

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Bombay To Goa, also known as Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited, is a 2007 Hindi film. It stars Indian comedians Sunil Pal, Aasif Sheikh, Raju Srivastava, Ahsaan Qureshi, and comic actors Vijay Raaz, Asrani and Tinnu Anand among others. The film was reportedly financed by Amit Kumar who was arrested for running an illegal kidney sale operation.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film revolves around two people. Lal is an ambitious guy who wants to start his own business and make it big in life. Das is a loudmouth, and a very arrogant person. The two manage to get hold of 5100 rupees and they open a vada pav centre. As luck would have it, Lal wins Rs. 2 lakhs in a contest. The duo plan to start a travel agency. Since they do not have enough money to buy a vehicle, they use spare parts of old cars to create a bus. Trusting Das to come up with a good make of a bus, he blindly hands over the prize money to him. Lal manages to get passengers for their first ride. But when the bus comes all hell breaks loose with people demanding their money back. But when the passengers are forced to ride in it, it creates a unique experience for them.

The group finds dying thief and he tells them about a hidden prize with a map. They tear the map and everyone keeps s piece, to work together. However, greed leads to a rat race, but they somehow manage to find gold under a statue which they pulled down, but the gold is seized by the police. After the police are off with the gold, the passengers as well as the bus owner duo begin to repent their greed and decide to do a "philanthropic" job by fixing the fallen statue. But trying to fix the statue they manage to break it into pieces. Inside is a pack of diamonds. Lal thanks God for the reward and everybody gets their share of the diamonds.

Cast[edit]

  • Sunil Pal as Lal Singh
  • Raju Srivastav as Anthony Gonsalves
  • Vijay Raaz as Dasa
  • Ehsaan Qureshi as Abudul Karim Telgi
  • Aasif Sheikh as Dr. Kushal Bhardwaj
  • Sudhir Pandey as Charandas
  • Anirudh Agarwal as Junglee
  • Tinu Anand as Bibhuti Bhushan Banopadhya
  • Asrani as Post master
  • Birbal
  • Dinesh Hingoo as Pakya's Dad
  • Jagdeep as Latif Khekada - Husna's dad
  • Banwarhlal Jhol as Dhasrat
  • Bharat Kapoor as Inspector at Dongri Police Chowki
  • Shakti Kapoor as A.C.P Shakti Singh
  • Mushtaq Khan as Radha's dad
  • Khayali as Pakya
  • Viju Khote as Patient in wheelchair
  • Sanjay Mishra as Bengali Sardar
  • Nafisa as Lajjo V. Kutti
  • Paintal
  • Navin Prabhakar
  • Deepak Raja as Aditya Chopra
  • Ranjeet as Colonel
  • Rakheee as Deepa V. Kutti
  • Sheela Sharma as Pakya's Mom
  • Deepak Shirke as Vishwavaram Kunmali Kutti Kutti Kutti / Vetti Kutti Anna

Production[edit]

The film is the directorial debut for Raj Pendurkar, who said about the film that it is an out-and-out comedy film with "nothing different", calling it "very basic. It is about regular people, normal people. And we are trying to get humour out of them."[2] His cast included several stars from Indian television, and the film was shot in Goa, among other places, in 2006.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Nitin Shankar, and Ravi Meet, and lyrics were written by Shabbir Ahmed.[4] The soundtrack was released by Eros Music.

Bombay to Goa
📅 Released2007
🎙️ Recorded2007
⏳ Length32:16
🏷️ LabelEros Music
🤑 ProducerNitin Shankar
Ravi Meet

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Track list
No.TitleMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Laaj Sharam"Ravi MeetShehla Burney6:31
2."Bombay To Goa (Female)"Nitin ShankarShehla Burney5:57
3."Lawani"Ravi MeetSonu Kakkar4:31
4."Let's Enjoy"Nitin ShankarZubeen Garg3:59
5."Bombay To Goa (Male)"Nitin ShankarBappi Lahiri5:57
6."Kamjarf"Ravi MeetShehla Burney, Shabab Sabri5:21
Total length:32:16

Release and reception[edit]

The film did not do well commercially.[5] The Tribune gave the film a mixed review, saying it is "overall a fair attempt, but the length of the movie could go against it".[6] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2 out of 5 stars, calling it "a fair attempt that may appeal to those with an appetite for comic capers".[7] The Times of India was particularly critical of the film, labelling it "a monumental waste" and dismissing the humour as "completely flat".[8] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express panned the film, conluding, "Even in terms of low-grade comedy, this is scraping the bottom of the barrel. We left within thirty minutes."[9]

In retrospect, DNA India listed it one of the "disastrous road films" made during the 2000s.[10]

References[edit]

  1. "Mumbai police to seek kidney racket kingpin's custody". The Economic Times. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. "'If you are tired and depressed then you should go and watch Bombay to Goa' - Raj Pendurkar". IndiaFM. 28 March 2007. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  3. "On the sets of Bombay to Goa: Sunil Pal, Ehsaan Qureshi and Raju Srivastava in this comedy flick that's not a remake of the yesteryear laugh-riot". Bollywood Hungama. 8 March 2006. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  4. Arunachalam, Param (2019). BollySwar: 2001 - 2010. Mavrix Infotech Private Limited. p. 742. ISBN 978-81-938482-0-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Mirani, Vinod (10 July 2007). "Movies: Bollywood box-office report". Rediff. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  6. Pal, Dharam (8 July 2007). "Bombay to Goa". The Tribune. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  7. Adarsh, Taran (6 July 2007). "Movie Review : Bombay To Goa". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 10 July 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  8. "Bombay to Goa". The Times of India. The Times Group. 7 July 2007. Archived from the original on 14 July 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  9. Gupta, Shubhra (1 November 2007). "Bombay To Goa". The Indian Express. Express Group. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  10. "5 disastrous road films that Bollywood churned out in the new millennia". DNA India. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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