Top Train Scenes & Songs in Bollywood. Bollywood has given us some unforgettable scenes, shot inside a train, on top of a train, or on a railway platform. Here we take a look at them.
A Japanese state-of-the-art maglev (magnetic levitation) train recently clocked 603kmph in a test run near Mount Fiji, setting a new world speed record. The Spanish Talgo trains will soon be the fastest running trains in India.
That reminds us that trains and Bollywood share a special bond and some memorable scenes and songs have been filmed on trains or with trains in the background.
Though there are innumerable movies & scenes that have been shot in/around trains, here we take a look at the top train scenes and songs in Bollywood.
The classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), starring shahrukh Khan & Kajol, had so many beautiful train scenes. Here are some of them.
DDLJ, beginning of a great love story….where Raj and Simran meet for the first time.
Another classic scene from DDLJ where Raj and Simran miss the train and are left behind.
Climax of DDLJ, where dilwala dulhania le jaata hain.
From the movie Chennai Express, SRK does mention in one of the scenes to Deepika (where he asks Deepika to hold his hand when she’s trying to board the train) that he’s done something similar earlier (referring to his DDLJ scenes). Like DDLJ, even Chennai Express had several decent train scenes
SRK relives DDLJ with Deepika in Chennai Express
In Chennai Express, funny scene where SRK & Deepika communicate in songs
Another popular scene (action) from the superhit movie ‘Robot’ featuring Rajnikant aka Chitty and Aishwarya Rai. Watch Rajini at his best (exaggerated stunts).
This time its Salman Khan’s turn to bash the goons in a train, saving Ayesha Takia from eve teasers.
Another famous action scene from the most popular Bollywood movies of all time ‘Sholay’, featuring Amitabh, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar & Gabbar’s men
The extremely popular song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ from the movie ‘Dil Se’ featuring Shahrukh Khan & Malaika Arora
Train Separation Scene in ‘Veer Zaara’, starring SRK & Preity zinta, watch this heartbreaking moment in the train.
Going Back in Time…
The first Indian Railway’ passenger train ran on April 16, 1853
Historic Journey between Boribunder (now CST) and Tannah (Thane). The first train rolled out from Boribunder at 3.25 pm
One-way distance – 34km
Time taken: 57 minutes (Today it takes a bit more time today to cover that distance)
Top speed – 45kmph
Passengers – 400 (Today, during peak time, it can be almost 5-7 times this number)
Types of locomotive used to pull the 14-coach train: Three engines – Sindh, Sultan and Sahib – manufactured in England by Vulcan Foundry
Train attack scene from the movie ‘Gadar’, starring Sunny Deol & Ameesha Patel, that was based on a real life incident that took place during the Indo-Pak separation in 1947.
Another one from history, the Kakori Train Robbery scene from the movie ‘The Legend Of Bhagat Singh’ featuring Ajay Devgan. Kakori train robbery took place on the 9th August 1925. Chandrashekhar Azad and his fellowmen raided the Kakori train to loot weapons and treasure of the Britishers.
The Train scene of Aamir Khan from the movie ‘Ghulam’, among the most daring Bollywood stunts done by Aamir Khan himself. Watch this extremely gripping scene as Aamir races against the train.
Mere ‘Sapno Ki Rani’ song from the movie ‘Aradhana’, featuring Rajesh Khanna & Sharmila Tagore
Rishi Kapoor & Paintal in the fun song ‘Bombay Seh Baroda Tak’ from the movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’
The soulful ‘Phoolon Ke Rang Se’ song from the movie ‘Prem Pujari’ starring Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman