Recent unliding of budgetary Pandora's box by railway ministry may have sent across the vibes of contentment or dissatisfaction among the diverse sections of society, but one thing which can't be denied about the Indian railways is that ever since it's evolution it had thoroughly contributed not only to the lives of common men, but has also given Bollywood many memorable moments.
So have a look some of the memorable 'chuk chuk' moments of Bollywood which wouldn't have happened if there would not have been the railways.
Dilwale Dulhaniyaa Le Jaayenge
Though Raj (SRK) would have traveled in those aesthetically designed trains of Europe, but inspite of that he can never forget what Indian railway had given to him.
Yes you got it right, Simran (Kajol), because if there would not have been Indian railways, then surely Dilwala Shah Rukh could never have succeeded in taking away his Dulhaniya. Isn't it true?
Jab We Met
Contrary to Raj and Simran whose love saga met a happy ending because of Indian Railways, that of Geet ( Kareena) and Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) wouldn't even have started if there wouldn't have been any train. How?
Obviously because if there wouldn't have been any train then where the duo would have met and what Kareena would have missed to have an extended romantic jaunt with Shahid.
Hence Kareena and Shahid won't have met if Indian railways wouldn't have been there.
Bunty Aur Babli
And yup how can one forget Bunty and Babli who coned individuals belonging to every nook and corner of India.
Thanks to those general bogies of Indian railways which provided the duo with a pocket friendly mean of transport to travel all across the nation.
Besides romance trains have also provided a firm platform to some of the adventurous and thrilling action sequences of Bollywood.
Remember Hrithik's robbery sequence in Dhoom 2, where makes a stupendous landing on a moving train in order to steal the crown.
In Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas Indian rail emerged as a companion of a longing lover, where SRK made train bogie his resort to speak out his ulterior emotions.
Dil Se - Chaiyaan Chaiyaan
There had been many delightful train carols even before 'Chaiyaan Chaiyaan' took shape.
But the stupendous cinematographic innovation of Mani Ratnam where SRK and Malaika were seen shaking their legs on the roof of a moving train, simply left millions of cine buffs mesmerized, making Chaiyaan Chaiyaan a memorable aural as well as visual delight.
Be it Gabbar's memorable dialogues, Veeru and Jai's friendship or Asrani's Angrejo Ke Zamaane ke Jailor avatar everything pertaining to cult classic Sholay has made it to Bollywood's hall of fame.
But besides this another sequence of Sholay which thoroughly added on to the plot of the movie was the chasing sequence where robbers chase the train on which Amitabh Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar were travelling.
Aradhana - Mere Sapno Ki Rani Song
Be it any generation, no one can ever remain oblivious about evergreen song 'Mere Sapno Ki Rani' from movie Aradhana, where Rajesh Khanna woos Sharmila Tagore from a jeep that moves parallel to the path of her train.
Infact it won't be wrong to say this song deserves the credit for making Darjeeling and its toy train popular beyond imagination. Mere Sapno ki Rani will always an epitome of romantic songs in Bollywood. In the song.
Dost - Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai Song
Ever since its evolution, Bollywood has taken inspiration from real life and has even attached its perceptions to the things prevailing in it.
So is story in the case of popular song 'Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai' song from cine flick Dost which is a simple yet beautiful explanation of life through the movement of a train.
The beautiful poetic tribute also underlining the importance of trains in one's life.
The Burning Train
Moving a step ahead or in fact moving ahead of time, B.R. Chopra production crafted an entire tale around a train i.e The Burning Train.
Unfortunately movie could not do much at BO but with many on the edge-of-the-seat sequences and some sinewy performances by Dharmendra, Danny and many more it emerged as one of the memorable movies of Indian cine history with a new angle to Bollywood's rendezvous with Indian Railway