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If there ever was an obscure film, '''Gogola''' fits the bill. A Bollywood clone of '''Gojira''', it seems to be the only monster movie to come from Bollywood and was released in 1966. As it is, there is almost no information about this movie save a single article, and it seems there are no know copies of the movie left in existence. However, the soundtrack has somehow survived, and all four tracks are readily available.  
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|title=<center>Gogola (1966)</center>
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'''''Gogola''''' is a Bollywood monster film from 1966 based on another monster film, '''Gojira'''. It is suspected to be the only monster movie to come from Bollywood.<ref>[http://pedrotheapebomb.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/fun-with-filmi-ads-the-bollywood-godzilla-gogola/ Wordpress article with some background information.] Retrieved 19 Mar '16.</ref>
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The movie starts with a group of teens seeing the titular monster and running to the police, who refuse to believe them. No one listens to them until the monster comes ashore and destroys a city. Nothing can stop it, and it trashes the city before going back to the sea. A scientist discovers a poison that can destroy the monster and goes against the wishes of his lover to kill it. His rival follows him and kills him, planning to steal the fame and the girlfriend. Gogola kills him before succumbing to the lethal poison.
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There is almost no information about this movie online, and there are no known copies of the film. All that has survived is the soundtrack.<ref>[http://www.saavn.com/s/album/hindi/Gogola-1966/xIanZAMSVeA_ Soundtrack of the film.] Retrieved 19 Mar '16.</ref>
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==Related Media==
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{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAzv0tvCNeQ|320x240|left|The song "Nacho Nacho Gogola" from the film.|frame}}
  
(On a personal note, I did find a fairly detailed description of this movie once, but it seems the page has been taken down, so this description is from memory.) The movie starts with a group of beach going teens seeing the titular monster and running to the police, who refuse to believe them. No one listens to them until the monster comes ashore and raids a city. Nothing can stop it, and it trashes the city before going back to the sea. A scientist(possible associated with the teens) discovers a poison that can destroy the monster, and goes against the wishes of his lover to kill it. His rival follows him down and kills him, planning to steal the fame and the girlfriend. Unlucky for him, Gogola kills him before dying from the poison. Where the music comes in is unknown.
 
 
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File:Gogola.jpg|The one known image of the monster.
 
 
File:Gogola1.jpg|The poster used to advertise the movie.
 
File:Gogola1.jpg|The poster used to advertise the movie.
 
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==References==
 
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A brief write-up[http://pedrotheapebomb.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/fun-with-filmi-ads-the-bollywood-godzilla-gogola/] Retrieved May 6, 2012
 
 
 
The complete soundtrack (or at least, the musical numbers from it *warning, it's a bit grating*)[http://www.smashits.com/gogola/songs-8222.html]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 05:29, 19 March 2016

Gogola.jpg

Promotional poster for the film.

Status: Lost


Gogola is a Bollywood monster film from 1966 based on another monster film, Gojira. It is suspected to be the only monster movie to come from Bollywood.[1]

The movie starts with a group of teens seeing the titular monster and running to the police, who refuse to believe them. No one listens to them until the monster comes ashore and destroys a city. Nothing can stop it, and it trashes the city before going back to the sea. A scientist discovers a poison that can destroy the monster and goes against the wishes of his lover to kill it. His rival follows him and kills him, planning to steal the fame and the girlfriend. Gogola kills him before succumbing to the lethal poison.

There is almost no information about this movie online, and there are no known copies of the film. All that has survived is the soundtrack.[2]

Related Media[edit | edit source]

The song "Nacho Nacho Gogola" from the film.

References[edit | edit source]