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Jigyasha Prasad Mar 11 2015

Which are some of the famous Bollywood train sequences?

Etti Bali Mar 11 2015
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Here’s a look at some of the most famous Bollywood train sequences. With so many films being shot at actual locations, our beloved Indian Railways have found a special place with filmmakers.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

If ever there was a love story as heartwarming, it was Raj and Simran’s! The famous train sequence has been imitated umpteen number of times and is counted among the most iconic scenes of the Hindi film industry.

Creating Magic! (from the official movie trailer)


The guns. The goons. A thrilling train chase. And the good guys. These were the ingredients for the out-and-out masala film that became Sholay! The film became a runaway success and now enjoys a cult status in our film industry.

Jesters! (from the official Twitter page)

Slumdog Millionaire

Two little kids trying to steal food from a moving train. Three friends catching a train to escape the villains. Two lovers reuniting at the train station. These were some of the iconic scenes in Slumdog Millionaire. The film garnered critical appreciation as well as global acclaim, making it one of the most popular Indo-Brit productions. This is also the film for which the Mozart of Madras--A.R. Rahman won two Academy Awards!

Destiny! (from the official Facebook page)


Set in the Calcutta of the 1970s, Gunday traces the journey of two orphans through the coal mines and tough streets of the city. Howrah Bridge and the Indian Railways network played a major role in setting the right tone of that era.

Victors! (from the official Facebook page)

Jab We Met

We all gushed and went gaga over the lead pair’s chemistry in the film. Apart from the fantastic cast, trains played a major role in this film, donning cupid’s bow and arrow! From the Punjab Mail to the Central Railways to the Toy Train, trains defined the mood of the film.

By God! (from official Twitter profile)

Life In A Metro

As the name of the film goes, the story revolves around people from all walks of life, trying to make a living in Mumbai. Some of the most iconic scenes of the film were shot against the backdrop of train stations in the city, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Station.

Love! (from the official film trailer)

The Lunchbox

One of the most successful films of 2013, The Lunchbox won hearts all over the world with its depiction of human emotions, a love story that could have been and the iconic dabbawallahs of Mumbai. Traversing the criss-crossing railway lines, these dabbawallahs accidentally help in weaving an unusual story.

Sir, lunch? (from the official website)

Dil Se

The National Award winning film opens on a windy night at a railway station and from there on, takes the viewer on a scenic journey through parts of Ooty, Kashmir and North-East India. Not to forget the famous song sequence, Chaiyya Chaiyya shot atop the Nilgiri Mountain Railway!

Location where the song was shot! (by Naveen K S)


This heart-rending tale of a mute-deaf boy and an autistic girl stole many a hearts with its witty and emotional joyride. The film spanned beautiful locales of Darjeeling and captured the toy train in all its glory. The mischiefs of the protagonist on the toy train has made it one of the most famous Bollywood train sequences

Love in the time of Barfi! (from the official Facebook page)

Chennai Express

Shot amidst some of the most stunning southern landscapes, this film is a comical, yet emotional story of a man on a mission! Take a journey through Ooty, Munnar and the Devikulam Lake, only on the Chennai Express!

Ready, Steady, Po! (from official Twitter page)

Bollywood has always had a fixation with trains and these were just a handful of the most famous Bollywood train sequences. Plan a journey through these mesmerizing trails with the ixigo trains app! Do write back with some of your favourites!
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