film world Love and romance is always shown in a unique way. When you see romance in Hindi films in an open train carriage, then this thrill increases even more. Toy trains have been used a lot in Hindi films for celebrating their love, wooing them or having theme-songs. Darjeeling Toy Train Be it ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ shot on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore or the famous ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ by Shahrukh Khan-Malaika Arora, which Nilgiri Himalayan Toy Train shot on. There are many such songs, which made film actors superstars.
With the smoke of steam engine and the sound of train whistle, these film songs have ruled the hearts of people for decades. Even today, the popularity of these songs and their tunes remain the choice of the people. You will remember Dev Anand and Asha Parekh or Shammi Kapoor singing songs while jumping on the roof of the toy train. Watch the videos of few such songs again today and refresh the memories of the golden-era of Bollywood.
1. Queen of My Dreams: When it comes to the songs of Toy Train, then this song first comes to our mind. In the song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu’, Sharmila Tagore is riding a toy train through the valleys of Darjeeling, and Rajesh Khanna is seen chasing her on a jeep. This is a song which is the best example of Bollywood and railway romance.
2. Chaiyya Chaiyya: Who can forget Shahrukh Khan’s popular song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ that gained popularity in the 90s? In this song, Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora are seen dancing on top of an open train. This song of Shah Rukh and Malaika is still the best-dancing song in this toy train tour of Nilgiri hills.
3. Kasto Mazaa: Talking about the songs featured in the toy train, the song ‘Kasto Majja Hai Lelaima’ from the film Parineeta must be mentioned. It was decorated by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam with their melodious voices. In this song, Saif Ali Khan remembers his love i.e. Vidya Balan. He starts seeing her everywhere. At last, he sees Vidya in his bogie as well.
4. Hoga Tumse Dear Kaun: This song is one of the best background picturized songs of Rishi Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure’s romance. The song ‘Are Hoga Tumse Pyaara Kaun’ from the 1981 film ‘Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai’ has been picturized on Rishi Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure. In this song, Rishi Kapoor is seen singing and dancing on the roof of the train. Padmini Kolhapure is seen looking at him calmly.
5. Jiya Ho Jiya Kuchh Bol Do: Talking about the most chocolaty-hero of the Hindi film industry, Dev Anand’s name comes up. How can we forget the song from Dev Saheb and Asha Parekh’s film ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’, which was shot on top of a toy train. In this film by Nasir Hussain, the view of the beautiful areas of Darjeeling and the shooting of the toy train between the song ‘Jiya Ho Jiya Kuch Bol Do’ sung by Mohammed Rafi is pleasing. In this song, Asha Parekh is in the train and Dev Anand is walking with her sitting on top of the car.
6. Make me your friend: Bollywood filmmakers have been liking the Kalka-Shimla train the most for shooting in toy trains. This track has now been included in the UNESCO World Heritage. The song ‘Mujhko Apna Bana Lo’ from Shammi Kapoor’s film ‘Boy Friend’ was shot in the toy train running on this track. In this song, Shammi Kapoor is seen dancing on top of the train in his own style.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 02, 2023, 21:23 IST