This week on Flashback we take you on a Train journey in Hindi Cinema. Bollywood movies have several songs and dance sequences surrounding trains. Be it Shah Rukh Khan dancing on a moving train in Chaiyya Chaiyya or Rajesh Khanna’s playfulness while chasing Sharmila Tagore onboard a toy train in Mere Sapnon ki Rani, Bollywood and trains make for quite a romance.
Interestingly, for filmmakers, train can symbolise several things including journey or life. Not to forget some testosterone-driven fight sequences (‘The Burning Train’ being one example). In fact, it is hard to think of Hindi films without trains or trains without Hindi films.
Railways have been a part of it all — from a heroine and hero meeting for the first time onboard a train (‘Jab We Met’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Chennai Express’…), to the hero showing his bravado as the train races ahead (Kick, Dhoom 2), to the couple separating forever on a railway platform (Veer-Zaara).
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