Old hand painted vintage Bollywood movie poster of the memorable Hindi film, Bombay to Goa (1972) for sale.
This is an actual surviving vintage Bollywood poster of the 1972 comedy film that featured the biggest superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Bombay to Goa (1972) was the first Hindi film which starred Amitabh Bachchan in a lead role, making this poster highly collectible!
Amitabh Bachchan had appeared in a few Bollywood 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 Anand (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).
Printed and circulated a few years after the release of the film (mid 1970s), this vintage hand painted Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This old Amitabh movie poster was originally designed in hand painted format (oil on canvas) by a leading Bollywood movie poster design studio, further increasing its collectible quotient!
In the poster, Amitabh Bachchan is seen in a young hand painted avatar with Shatrughan Sinha on the top. One of the greatest comedians of Bollywood, Mehmood appears alongside in a much smaller hand painted figure wearing boxing gloves. Actress Aruna Irani is seen in a beautiful young avatar on the bottom of this old Amitabh movie poster. The typography used in this poster is entirely in English, except for a translated title in Devanagri Hindi at the bottom. The bus painted at the bottom is indicative of the journey that the plot of this Bollywood comedy revolves around.
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.