The Most Dangerous Filmi Train Stunts
Reel life often inspires real life. We saw that recently when children were caught doing stunts in moving local trains, even as the number of accidents increased.
It's unfair to blame the movies and their train stunts but the stars do the action scenes so brilliantly, they make the stunt look like a cakewalk. The recently released Bodyguard featured its brawny hero Salman Khan swoop off one moving train top to another.
Shah Rukh Khan is all set to do his bit of stunts amidst speeding coaches as Ra.One promos will show you. Force's John Abraham will apparently leap from one goods train to another.
Here's a look at Bollywood's most dangerous train stunts.
Image: A still from Bodyguard
Galloping horses, scrambling dakus, incessant gun firing and whole lot of racy maar-dhaad ensues resulting in one of the coolest action scenes in Bollywood history.
Image: A still from Sholay
The Burning Train
Here's the deal: When a much-hyped super fast train from New Delhi to Mumbai comes under threat courtesy planted explosives, all hell breaks loose. As the title suggests, the multi-starrer projects an elaborate series of volatile action and grand stunts.
Image: A still from The Burning Train
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
Giving the devil its due, it does feature an extensive sequence wherein Kapoor, suspended in mid-air from a chopper, aligns himself to a moving freight train while struggling to unlock the door and subsequently steal the diamonds inside the safe.
Image: A still from Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
In Anil Sharma's jingoistic partition drama, the powerful Jat unleashes his fury on an entire battalion of the neighbouring country and, ahem, in the neighbouring country.
Image: A still from Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
One of the scenes has the duo, handcuffed, stuck inside a driver-less, moving goods train. While Saif contributes to nothing more than groaning out loud, daring Devgn demonstrates his natural flair for stunts as he gets under the running rail, still handcuffed in a bid to unhook the bogie.
Awesome stuff, this.
Image: A still from Kachche Dhaage
As the stylish conman, in the middle of a Namibian dessert, looking to pinch a royal jewel, Hrithik Roshan makes a whistle-inducing entry standing tall atop a speeding train, darting off a barrage of bullets and somersaulting his way out in nothing less dramatic than a skateboard.
Image: A still from Dhoom 2
The actor shot some stunning action scenes for Soham Shah's Luck. Though the action caper was a flop, it has Imran doing insane stuff like jumping on a speeding train set on fire.
In an interview, the actor revealed how the flames burned parts of his eyelashes and skin under the eyes, which had to be concealed with make-up to go unnoticed.
Image: A still from Luck
Rang De Basanti
One of the sepia-toned flashbacks portrays the famous Kakori train robbery episode with Aamir Khan and Atul Kulkarni engaged in some impressive stuntmanship.
Khan, previously impressed with his dicey sprint on a rail track, seconds before a speeding local train showed up in Ghulam.
Image: A still from Rang De Basanti
And so when a bunch of creeps eve tease Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the man runs faster than a moving train, on a moving train and inside a moving train like only Spidey can to form a one-man army.
Image: A still from Robot
Tees Maar Khan
The entire sham revolves around stealing national treasure off a highly secured train providing Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif the perfect opportunity to hang out of a rushing rail.
Given the Khiladi's penchant for stunts, he makes it look as easy as a walk in the park.
Image: A still from Tees Maar Khan