Old Bollywood pressbook of the memorable Hindi film Bombay to Goa (1972) for sale.
This is an actual surviving pressbook of the 1972 film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film, this old Bollywood pressbook was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Bombay to Goa (1972) was the first Hindi film which starred Amitabh Bachchan in a lead role, making this old press booklet highly collectible!
Amitabh Bachchan had appeared in a few Hindi films prior to Bombay to Goa, but this was his first role as “hero.” His earlier films such as Saat Hindustani (1969), Parwana (1971) and Aanand (1971) saw him cast as a supporting actor. It was after the success of Bombay to Goa that Amitabh’s prowess as lead actor was established, winning him lead roles in subsequent blockbusters such as Zanjeer(1973).
Vintage Bollywood press books are sometimes also referred to as song booklets, story booklets or synopsis booklets. They contain the lyrics of songs from the film in Hindi as well as in Urdu, and were designed to give theater audiences the chance to sing along while watching their favorite songs on screen. Old Hindi film synopsis booklets provide a further additional step of information – summarizing the plot of the movie as well as the star cast.
Old Hindi film press books, such as the one featured here for sale, make great small wall hangings when framed and displayed on a wall, as they feature interesting artwork of the film on the cover.
This old Hindi film press booklet is maroon in color and features black and white still photos of key characters from the film, namely superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Mehmood, Shatrughan Sinha & Aruna Irani.
Bombay to Goa is a 1972 adventure comedy Hindi film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Aruna Irani and Mehmood. The movie is known particularly for its songs, thanks to brilliant compositions by one of the greatest music directors in Bollywood, RD Burman. The film is a remake of a 1966 hit Tamil film called Madras to Pondicherry. Following its success, it inspired a recent remake by the same name released in 2007 starring some of the finest stand up comedians on television.
One of the songs from the film, “Dekha Na Hai Re Socha Na Hai Re” sung by Kishore Kumar has spawned dozens of remixes and is played till today.