BollyRail – Indian Movie Songs On Trains


If you like Indian movie songs, and Indian railways, you’ve come to the right page…


0-6-0 Sentinel on Kalighat-Falta line of McLeod & Co (closed 1957) Aayi Bahar Aaj – Doctor (1942)


EIR 1360. SG 0-6-0 North British (built 1915). Toofan Mail – Jawab (1942)


Toofan Mail – Jawab (1942) again, Hindi version


Hello hello Gentleman milaate kyun nahin hamse nain- Actress (1948)


Apni nazar se door wo, Bazaar (1949)


Dhak dhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re, Dirbua (1950)


Rajasthan, a little bit of metre gauge at the end Aao Bachchon Tumhen Dikhayen Jhanki Hindustan Ki – Jagriti (1954)


Dekh tere sansaar ki haalat…Kitna badal gaya insaan, Nastik (1954)


Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa – Subah Ka Tara (1954)


Unknown train Basti Basti Parbat Parbat Gata Jaye Banjaraa- Railway Platform (1955)


Calcutta suburban EMU, possibly Jubilee brdge. Hai apna dil to awara – Solwah Saal (1958)


Steam! Auraton ke dabbe mein mard aa gayaa, Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960)


Apni To Har Aah Ek Toofaan – Mohd Rafi – Kala Bazaar (1960)


Interesting early electric loco Ye rang bhare baadal, Tu Nahin aur Sahi(1960)


DHR Jhumroo (1961)


Kalka-Shimla Mujhe Apna Yaar Bana Lo – Boy Friend (1961)


Ab mohabbat mein jo pehle thi wo taaseer nahin, Banarasi Thug (1962).


Cheel Cheel Chillake – Half Ticket (1962)


DHR Main Chali Main Chali – Professor (1962)


Dekho Ji – Shammi Kapoor, Shakila & Keshto Mukherjee – China Town (1962)


Pyaar baantte chalo, Hum sab ustaad hain (1965)


Howrah-Amta line on  Martin’s Light Railway (closed 1970) Mahendra Kapoor -Badal jaaye agar maali…bahaaren phir bhi aayengi – Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)


Rukh se zara naqaab hataa do mere huzoor, Mere Huzoor (1968)


The more famous original that the IR advert (below) is parodying. It’s actually a common children’s nursery rhyme.
Rail Gaadi Rail Gaadi Chhuk Chhuk – Ashok Kumar – Aashirwaad (1968)


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Mere Sapnon Ki Rani – Aradhana (1969)


Chandigarh (some debate about this the last clip certainly is not) Teri duniya se hoke majboor chala, Pavitra Paapi (1970)


Early electric and some great steam shotsJeewan hai ik sapnaa madhur suhaanaa sapnaa, Honeymoon (1973)


Diva – Panvel, WDS4B type B-B diesel hydraulic shunter Lata & Kishore Kumar, Hum Dono Do Premi, Ajanabee (1974)


Bombay Central Railway suburban section. including Parsik Tunnel and curve. Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar – Aap Ki Kasam (1974)


Kalka – Shimla Kishore Kumar – Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai – Dost (1974)


Bombay se baroda tak – Rafoo Chakkar (1975)


Chhuk Chhuk – Rafoo Chakkar (1975)


WG locomotive of Kalyan shed at Diva, Panvel. Dhanno Ki Aankhon Mein – Kitaab (1977)


Logon ka dil agar jeetna tumko hai to, Manpasand (1980)


Unknown train, from Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamara, Burning Train (1980), very long, the train is at 6 mins 30 secs


Teri Hai Zameen – Another from Burning Train (1980), shades of Arthur Hailey in this film clearly


Nilgiri Line Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun – Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981)


footplate of a WG no less Hathon Ki Chand Lakeeron Ka – Vidhaata (1982)


Bangalore City Station Duniya Ka Bohj – Coolie (1983)


Metre Gauge YP Pacific – Fatehpur Shekhwati station Mere Pi Ko – Ghulami (1985)


Egmore Raaja Raajathi, Agni Nakshatram (1988)


Saajan mera us paar hai, Ganga Jamuna Sarswati (1988 )


Egmore Chikku Bukku Raile, Gentleman (1993)


Kurla Terminus masquerading as Vasco de Gama Station, Goa; WCM 5 Loco on Thull Ghat; Deewana Dil Deewana – Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993)


YDM4s on the Canal Loop Ghar Aaja Pardesi – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)


Nilgiri Line Chaiyya Chaiyya – Dil Se (1998)


Dekho Zara Kaise Balkhake Chali Hai – Sirf Tum (1999)


Hyderabad Hafeezpet station Tu Kaun Hai – Lucky Ali – Bhopal Express (1999)


Visakhapatnam station Madhavan, May Masaam, Jay Jay (2003)


Aanewala Pal – Plan (2004)


KK line in Andhra Pradesh Aa Ante Amalapuram – Aarya (2004)


Samastipur shed locomotive. Final shots over Kosi river bridge near Mansi Dhadak Dhadak – Bunty Aur Babli (2005)


DHR Kasto Mazaa – Parineeta (2005)


Ratlam Jn. and nearby areas Maeri – Euphoria – ReDhoom (album, 2008)


Chali Chali – BBC Bombay Railway (2008)


VT, and elsewhere including Conoor Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Panchirey Panchirey – Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam (2009)


MG Punalur-Tirunelveli Dhanush and Sriya, Kutty (2010)


Indian Railways Advert (2010)


Delhi-Cochin The Unsullied Singer – Amateur Video by Noble Jose


old cultural regional songs in indian train


If you can help me out with any of the unknowns, or any railway minutiae for any of these, please drop me a line.
IRFCA have a great page on Indian steam in cinema http://www.irfca.org/articles/cinema-steam.html

5 responses to “BollyRail – Indian Movie Songs On Trains

  1. A couple of suggestions:

    Humko samajh na lijiye daali gulaab ki from Kalpana, Dil thhaam chale hum aaj kidhar from Love in Simla; and Dekhoji ek baala jogi from China Town – all are picturised completely within train compartments.

    One of the readers of my blog suggested your page to me – you have a great list. You might want to check out my post on train songs too; there are some interesting suggestions there for other songs, though of course your list looks pretty exhaustive to me.

    • Lester

      Many thanks. have you got a youtube of the 3rd one, the only ones I find aren’t trains. The Shimla one in particular s great. I’ll add them both to the list.

  2. You’re welcome! I love the Simla one, too – it’s a delightful song, very well picturised.

    Here’s the youtube link to the third song, Dekhoji ek bala jogi:

  3. Oh, and by the way, I was wondering if you’re certain about Hai apna dil toh awara (from Solvaan Saal) being on the Calcutta suburban EMU – the entire film itself is set in one night in Bombay. All the action happens in Bombay, so I doubt if the film crew would’ve used the Calcutta suburban EMU. The Jubilee Bridge shot (or whatever) might have been added (obviously by someone ignorant) to make the views look more interesting, but I’d think the line is actually part of the Bombay ‘local’ network.

  4. Lester

    Thanks again, I’ll add these in.
    I’ll update the comments on Hai apna dil toh awara accordingly.

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