5 iconic Goa movies

Bombay to Goa
This film released in 1973, starring the then relatively unknown Amitabh Bachchan and Aruna Irani. This hilarious comedy adventure is a trippy tale of the protagonists’ journey by bus from Bombay to Goa along with a motley crew of fellow bus passengers. The success of this movie not only gave Amitabh Bachchan his big break but also started the trend of road trips to Goa.

The story of starcrossed lovers was endearingly told by Raj Kapoor in this romantic classic with the debut of his own son Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Dimple who in the movie plays a naïve Goan girl falls in love with a rich scion and what follows is a tale of young nubile love, immortal songs, and a tragic end.

Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia returned with yet another blockbuster of its times along with Kamla Hasan, in Saagar. Saagar which explored the eternal theme of love triangle, was a hit with the masses not only for the power packed performances of its star cast but also for songs such as O Maria and Saagar Kinare.

Dil Chahta Hai
The coming of age story of three friends, Amir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, Dil Chahta Hai was an iconic yuppie representation of the great Goan roadtrip. Even after all these years, tourists ot the state are still emulating the top down own luxury car ride from chic suburbs of Mumbai to the golden sands of Goa, the idyllic Chapora fort view point rendezvous, and the Arabian dhow fishing escapade.

Finding Fanny
An endearing love story that follows a group of eclectic characters across the length and breadth of Goa as they go looking for Fanny the childhood sweetheart of Naseeruddin Shah. The movie also stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia who assist Shah in his quest to find the love of his life.

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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