Top 21 Bollywood songs on trains that you can’t stop humming

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I love traveling and often travel by train within India. There is something romantic about trains and journeys. You get to see a lot of new places, new people and expose yourself to new experiences.

I have often met interesting people on such journeys and had amazing conversations with them.

Trains have inspired many filmmakers in Bollywood in different ways to create a song, dance sequence or scene to be shot in, on or around it. Sometimes they play a part in bringing together the lovers or family members and sometimes they add to the distance between them.

Often trains also become the meeting point for the lovers and also play an important role for the runaway heroine.

There are many songs that have been written with trains or train journeys in mind. And there are also songs that have been shot in such a way that reminds people of trains.

Here is a list of songs that you can watch or listen to if you are a fan of train journeys.

Aao Bachhon Tumhein Dikhayein Jhaanki Hindustan Ki

This song is an old classic from the era of black and white movies that used to be telecast on TV on special days like Independence Day, Children’s Day etc.

I, along with my siblings have watched and listened to this song a lot during the early nineties.

Listening to this song is like a trip down memory lane.

In this song, a teacher takes his students on a trip and during the train journey tells them about various historical places in the country.

  • Song: Aao Bachhon Tumhein Dikhayein Jhaanki Hindustan Ki
  • Movie: Jagriti
  • Released: 1954
  • Singer: Kavi Pradeep
  • Music: Hemant Kumar
  • Lyrics: Kavi Pradeep
  • Music Label: Shemaroo

Vande Mataram Vande Mataram

Aao Bachcho Tumhe Dikhaye

Jhanki, Hindustan Kee

Iss Mitti Se, Tilak Karo

Yeh Dharti Hai, Balidaan Kee

Vande Mataram Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram Vande Mataram

Chaiyya Chaiyya| Dil Se

Who can forget this blockbuster song with eye-catching dance moves of Malaika Arora and Shah Rukh Khan and many others grooving on the roof of the train?

An amazing blend of Gulzar’s lyrics, voices of Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi and Rahman’s music made this an extremely popular song of its time.

  • Song: Chaiyyan Chaiyyan 
  • Movie : Dil Se 
  • Released: 1998
  • Singers : Sukhwinder Singh & Sapna Awasthi
  • Music : A R Rahman 
  • Lyrics : Gulzar
  • Music Label: Venus

Chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Saare ishq ki chhaaon chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Saare ishq ki chhaaon chal chhaiyyan

Pau janat chale chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Pau janat chale chal chhaiyyan

Chal chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan chhaiyyan

Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu

Superstar Rajesh Khanna trying to woo Sharmila Tagore in this song sequence where the heroine is traveling in a train and he is following her in a jeep.

The melody and beautiful lyrics of the song makes it a catchy one that you would keep on humming for long after listening to it. The whole route of the train and the road alongside looks good in the song.

  • Song: Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu
  • Movie: Aradhana
  • Released: 1969
  • Singer: Kishore Kumar
  • Music: S.D. Burman 
  • Lyrics: Anand Bakshi. 
  • Music Label: Rajshri

Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu

Aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu

Beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu

Chali aa, tu chali aa

Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu

Aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu

Beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu

Chali aa, haan tu chali aa

Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai

  • Song: Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai
  • Movie: Dost
  • Released: 1974
  • Singer: Kishore Kumar
  • Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal
  • Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
  • Music Label :: Saregama India Ltd. 

Gaadi bula rahi hai,

seetee bajaa rahi hai

gaadi bula rahi hai,

seetee bajaa rahi hai

chalnaa hi zindagi hai,

chalti hi ja rahi hai

gaadi bula rahi hai,

seetee bajaa rahi hai 

This Bollywood song is picturised on Dharmender traveling in a train that is passing through hilly terrains. The philosophical song is all about the journey of the train and how it keeps going on despite everything, just like life.

Hum Dono Do Premi 

  • Song: Hum Dono Do Premi 
  • Movie: Ajanabee 
  • Released: 1974
  • Singers: Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar
  • Music: R.D Burman
  • Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
  • Music Label: Rajshri

Ham dono do premi duniya chhod chale

Jeevan ki ham sari rasmein tod chale

Ai babu kaha jaibo re..

Ham dono do premi duniya chhod chale

Jivan ki ham sari rasmein tod chale

Ho babul ki ae mohe yad, jane kya ho ab iske baad

A couple leaving behind all the norms of the society to be together, is what is displayed through this song. Ever so popular Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Amaan recreate their magic and their chemistry is everywhere. Hero playfully teases the heroine during the song. The song has been picturised on a goods train that is taking them towards a destination of their dreams.

Kasto Maza Hai Railema

Translating to ‘What fun it is to be in the train when it goes uphill and downhill’. This song takes you back in time through a virtual train trip in the hills of Darjeeling.

The song is both a musical and visual treat with melodious music by Shantanu Moitra and the mesmerizing beauty of the area that you enjoy on screen.

  • Song- Kasto Maza Hai Railema
  • Movie – Parineeta
  • Released: 2005
  • Singers – Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal
  • Music – Shantanu Moitra
  • Lyricist – Swanand Kirkire
  • Label: Zee Music Company

Kasto mazza hai lelaima

Ramailo o kaali odh li

Kasto mazza hai lelaima

Ramailo o kaali odh li

Yeh hawayein gungunayein poochhe tu hai kahan

Tu hai phoolon mein kaliyon mein

Ya mere khwabon ki galiyon mein

Tu hai phoolon mein kaliyon mein

Ya mere khwabon ki galiyon mein

FOOLISHQ | KI & KA 

This is a love song that has been shot in the National Rail Museum, New Delhi.

It gives the viewers a glimpse into the various colourful trains of the museum. Trains and steam from engines have been very aesthetically used for the picturization of this song.

  • Song: Foolishq
  • Movie: Ki & Ka
  • Released: 2016
  • Singers : Shreya Ghoshal, Armaan Malik
  • Music : Ilaiyaraaja
  • Lyrics : Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Music Label: T-series

Foolishq Foolishq Tera Mera

Foolishq Foolishq Tedha Medha

Foolishq Foolishq Tera Mera

Foolishq Foolishq Tedha Medha

Dil Jispe Aana Na Ho, Uspe Hi Aata Hai Kyun

Jis Tarfa Jaana Na Ho, Uss Tarfa Jaata Hai Kyun, Jaata Hai

Kyun…

Dhadak Dhadak | Bunty Aur Babli

In the movie, this song is all about the dreams of two people coming from small towns but having big aspirations.

They feel that the train is calling upon them to go along and chase their dreams. Abhishek and Rani both have given some good shots while dancing and having fun on trains.

  • Song: Dhadak Dhadak
  • Movie: Bunty aur Babli
  • Released: 2005
  • Singers: Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nihira Joshi
  • Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
  • Lyrics: Gulzar 
  • Music Label: Yash Raj Music

Chhote chhote shehron se

Khaali bore dopehron se

Hum to jhola uthake chale

Baarish kam kam lagti hai

Nadiyaa madham lagti hai

Hum sumandar ke andar chale..

Hum chale hum chale oye ramchandre..

Dhadak dhadak dhadak dhadak

Dhooan udaye re

Dhadak dhadak dhadak dhadak

Seeti bajaye re..

Hoga Tumse Pyaara Kaun 

Handsome Rishi Kapoor praising the distressed Padmini Kolhapure on the roof of the moving train is a sight in itself.

He moves from one coach to the other to reach closer to her. People, that the train passes by, also contribute a few words to the song in between and encourage the hero.

  • Song: Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun 
  • Movie: Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai 
  • Released: 1982
  • Singer: Shailendra Singh
  • Music: R.D Burman
  • Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Arey Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun,

Humko To Tumse Hai

Hey Kanchan, Arey Heyyayy Kanchan, Pyaar

Arey Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun,

Humko To Tumse Hai

Hey Kanchan, Hey Kaanchi, Ho Pyaar

Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Humara

This song has a situation where people travelling on a train with various motives (as per the story of the film) spend time happily and merrily together.

It is about the short encounters that travellers have on the train and then part to move towards their respective destinations. 

  • Song : Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Humara
  • Movie : The Burning Train
  • Released: 1980
  • Singer : Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle
  • Music : R D Burman
  • Lyrics : Sahir Ludhianvi  
  • Music Label: Saregama

Pal do pal kaa saath hamara

Pal do pal ke yaarane hain

Pal do pal kaa saath hamara

Pal do pal ke yaarane hain

Is manzil pe milane vaale

Is manzil pe milane vaale us

Manzil par kho jaane hain

Hai Apna Dil To Awara

Dev Anand in his romantic best discloses the feelings of his heart in this sweet, melodious song. Throughout the train journey he is singing his heart out and stealthily trying to catch the attention of the heroine.

  • Song : Hai Apna Dil To Awara
  • Movie : Solva Saal
  • Released: 1958
  • Singer : Hemant Kumar
  • Music : S.D. Burman
  • Lyrics : Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Music Label: Saregama

Hai apanaa dil to aawaaraa, naa jaane kis pe aayegaa

Hai apanaa dil to aawaaraa, naa jaane kis pe aayegaa

Haseenon ne bulaayaa, gale se bhee lagaayaa

Bahut samjhayaa, yahee naa samajhaa

Bahot bholaa hain bechaaraa, naa jaane kis pe aayegaa

Chuk Chuk Chak Chak Bombay Se Baroda Tak|Rafoo Chakkar

This is a real fun song with Rishi Kapoor and Paintal dressed up as women and goofing around. It’s peppy and playful.

It is really fun to see them dance and act like women and interacting with other passengers in the train.

  • Song : Chhuk Chhuk Chhak Chhak Bombay Se Baroda Tak
  • Movie Rafoochakkar
  • Released: 1975
  • Singer: Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mahesh Kumar
  • Music: Kalyanji-Anandji
  • Lyrics: Gulshan Bawra
  • Music Label: Saregama

Chuk chuk chuk chuk chak chak

Bombay se baroda tak tum kaho jab tak

Gate rahe bajate rahe

Are gate rahe hum hum hum hum

Chuk chuk chuk chuk chak chak

Bombay se baroda tak tum kaho jab tak

Gate rahe bajate rahe

Are gate rahe hum hum hum hum

Haathon Ki Chandd Lakeeron Ka | Vidhata

Sprung around the debate of Taqdeer and tadbeer, this meaningful song has been shot on a train where Dilip Kumar and Shammi Kapoor work as engine drivers. They both support their respective beliefs of hard work and destiny.

  • Song: Haathon Ki Chand Lakeeron Ka
  • Movie: Vidhata
  • Released: 1982
  • Singers: Suresh Wadkar, Anwar
  • Music: Kalyanji- Anandji
  • Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
  • Music Label: Saregama

Hathon ki chand lakeeron ka

Hathon ki chand lakeeron ka

Sab khel hai hai bas taqdiro ka

Sab khel hai hai bas taqdiro ka

Taqdir hai kya mai kya jaanu

Taqdir hai kya mai kya jaanu

Taqdir hai kya mai kya jaanu

Main aasiq hu tadbeero ka

Tu Kisi Rail Si | Masaan 

This beautiful song has love, warmth and melancholy weaved into its words and music.

Swanand Kirkire’s rustic voice touches deep down your heart. The lyrics are very simple yet moving.

  • Song: Tu Kisi Rail Si Guzarti Hai
  • Movie: Masaan
  • Released: 2015
  • Singer: Swanand Kirkire
  • Music: Indian Ocean
  • Lyrics: Varun Grover (Based on a ghazal by Dushyant Kumar)  
  • Label: Zee Music

Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai

Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai

Main kisi pul sa.. thartharata hoon

Tu bhale ratti bhar na sunti hai

Main tera naam budbudaata hoon

Kisi lambe safar ki raahon mein

Tujhe alaav sa jalaata hoon..

Sapne Re | Secret Superstar

Sapne re is all about keeping your dreams alive and going ahead to make them come true.

Zaira Wasim, playing the lead role in the movie, shares her dreams through this song while playing her guitar.

The song has been shot on a train during a journey. One beautiful moment in the song is when listening to her singing, her friend leave his friends and walk towards her.

  • Song: Sapne re
  • Movie- Secret Superstar
  • Released: 2017
  • Singer-Meghna Mishra 
  • Music – Amit Trivedi  
  • Lyrics – Kausar Munir
  • Music Label: Zee Music 

Chori Se Chori Se

Chupp Chupp Ke Maine

Chori Se Chori Se

Chupp Chupp Ke Tinka Tinka

Chun Ke Sapna Ek Banaya

Dori Se Dori Se

Bunn Bunn Ke Maine

Dori Se Dori Se

Bunn Bunn Ke Tukda Tukda See

Ke Sapna Ek Banaya

Tukda Tukda See

Ke Sapna Ek Banaya

Sapne Re Sapne Re

Sapne Mere Sach

Ho Jana Re

Jhoom Jhoom Kauwa Bhi | Half Ticket

A song full of fun and laughter, it used to be one of my favorite songs as a kid. Even now, listening to this song makes me jump and sing along loudly.

The song was picturised in a train where Kishore Kumar is acting like a kid and singing this childish song.

Looking at him, all other passengers start enjoying and sing along.

  • Song: Cheel Cheel Chilla Ke
  • Movie: Half Ticket
  • Released: 1962
  • Singer: Kishore Kumar
  • Music: Salil Chowdhury
  • Lyricist: Shailendra
  • Music Label: Saregama

Aa Rahe The Ishkool Se, Raste Mein

Hamne Dekhaa Ek Khel Saste Mein

Kyaa Betaa Kyaa? Aan Maan

Cheel Cheel Chillaa Ke Kajri Sunaaye

Jhoom Jhoom Kauvaa Bhi Dholak Bajaaye

Cheel Cheel Chillaa Ke Kajri Sunaaye

Jhoom Jhoom Kauvaa Bhi Dholak Bajaaye

Arrey, Vaah Vaah Vaah

Arrey, Vaah Vaah Vaah

Subha Ki Train

As offbeat the topic of this movie was, the song Subha ki train has more meaning to it in the story than it appears.

The Subha ki train is a solution to the problems faced by the heroine in the movie about the lack of facility of toilet at home.

  • Song: Subha Ki Train
  • Movie: Toilet – Ek Prem Katha 
  • Released: 2017
  • Singers: Sachet Tandon, Parampara Thakur
  • Music: Sachet – Parampara
  • Lyrics: Garima Wahal & Siddharth Singh
  • Music Label: T-Series

Preet teri sar chadhi hai haule haule

Subah ki chai mein adrak jaise ghaule

Preet teri sar chadhi hai haule haule

Subah ki chai mein adrak jaise ghaule

Sardi mein jaise dhoop ka

Yun karoon tera intezaar

Chalun chaand pe ho tere sang sawaar

Subah ki train pyar tera subha ki train

Jaagun saari rain pyar tera subha ki train

Subah ki train pyar tera subha ki train

Phoolon Ke Rang Se

This is one of my personal favourites from the old classics. It is an evergreen song that can never fail to cast a spell on the listeners.

The hero in the song, Dev Anand, is travelling on a train in a foreign land where he is thinking about his love interest and their bond.

The lyrics of the song are magical.

  • Song: Phoolon Ke Rang Se
  • Movie: Prem Pujari
  • Released: 1970
  • Singer: Kishore Kumar
  • Music: S.D. Burman
  • Lyricist: Neeraj
  • Music Label:: Saregama India Ltd. 

Phoolon ke rang se dil ki

Kalam se tujh ko likhi roj paati

Kaise bataaoo kis kis tarah

Se pal pal muze too sataati

Tere hi sapne lekar ke soya

Tere hi yaadon mein jaga

Tere khayalo mein

Ulajha raha yoon jaise

Ke mala mein dhaga

Haan baadal bijali chandan

Paani jaisa apna pyaar

Lenaa hogaa janam

Hame kai kai baar

Rail Gaadi Chhuk Chuuk 

Ashok Kumar has sung this song with the zeal and enthusiasm of a child. The fun the children are having in this song while playing the ‘Railgaadi’ game is so evident.

Another song that brings back the memories of childhood and makes you want to enjoy this game.

  • Song: Rail Gaadi Chhuk Chuuk 
  • Movie: Aashirwad
  • Released: 1968
  • Singer: Ashok Kumar  
  • Music: Vasant Desai
  • Lyrics: Harindranath Chatopadhay
  • Music Label: Saregama

Rail gaadi

Ay rail gaadi

Rail gaadi rail gaadi

Chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk

Chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk

Beech waale station bolen

Ruk ruk ruk ruk

Ruk ruk ruk ruk

Ghar aaja pardesi

The song is not mainly about trains but there are some scenes of a family coming back to their native land and travelling by train.

The song makes you think about your homeland and return if you are living in a foreign land. Train has been an important part of many amazing scenes in this movie.

  • Song: Ghar aaja pardesi
  • Movie:  Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Released :  1995 
  • Singers : Manpreet Kaur, Pamela Chopra
  • Music : Jatin Lalit. 
  • Lyrics:  Anand Bakshi
  • Label : Saregama India Limited 

Ho, koyal kooke hook uthaaye

Yaadon ki bandook chalaaye

Koyal kooke hook uthaaye

Yaadon ki bandook chalaaye

Baaghon mein jhoolon ke mausam

Vaapas aaye re

Ghar aaja pardesi, tera des bulaaye re 

Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai | Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati

This song was shot in different compartments of train where the divide between the class is clearly visible.

The heroine is singing the song that tells about her desire to see her beloved who is away somewhere on the other side which ironically is the next compartment of the train in the song.

  • Song : Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai
  • Movie : Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati
  • Released: 1988
  • Singer : Lata Mangeshkar
  • Music : Anu Malik
  • Lyrics : Indivar
  • Music Label : T-Series

Saajan mera uss paar hai

Milane ko dil bekaraar hai

Saajan mera uss paar hai

Milane ko dil bekaraar hai

Mausam bhi aa pahuncha shehnaayi ka

Ab hamako dar kaisa tanhaayi ka

Mausam bhi aa pahuncha shehnaayi ka

Abb hamako dar kaisa tanhaayi ka

Jivan ko jiska intzaar hai

Aane hi waali woh bahaar hai

Jivan ko jiska intzaar hai

Do Pal | Veer-Zaara

Exhibiting the pain of separation and distance, this song was majorly shot at a train station. Two people with strong feelings for each other in their hearts become victims of the circumstances and have to leave it all to fate.

  • Song: Do Pal Ruka Khwabon Ka Kaarwan
  • Movie: Veer Zaara
  • Released: 2004
  • Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam
  • Music: The Late Madan Mohan
  • Music Recreated by: Sanjeev Kohli
  • Lyrics: Javed Akhtar  
  • Music Label: Yash Raj Music

Do pal ruka khwaabon ka kaarvaan

Aur phir chal diye tum kahan hum kahan

Do pal ki thi yeh dilon ki daastaan

Aur phir chal diye tum kahan hum kahan

Raftaarein | Ra.One

The song begins with a thrilling fast music that remains almost the same throughout the song. The whole song has been shot in and around trains.

The stunts performed by the superhero while running through the trains, jumping from one train to the other, running horizontally on the side of the train are worth watching.

You won’t feel like blinking your eyes while watching this song.

  • Song: Raftaarein
  • Movie: Ra.One
  • Released: 2011
  • Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
  • Music: Vishal-Shekhar
  • Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjianir  
  • Music Label: T-Series

Yeh

Sarrati Sarrati

Raftarein Hain

Aagey Bus Manzil Hai

Peechey Hawayein Hain

Tharrata Tharrata

Ek Toofan Jo

Chu Ke Joh Guzare Toh

Tham Jaati Rahein Hain

Music makes everything better. Hope this playlist with a mix of old and new songs would inspire you to travel and make your journeys more enjoyable.

So, are you ready to feel the wind on your face with your eyes closed while listening to your favourite track?

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I love traveling and often travel by train within India. There is something romantic about trains and journeys. You get to see a lot of new places, new people and expose yourself to new experiences in Incredible India.Trains have inspired many filmmakers in Bollywood in different ways to create a song, dance sequence or scene to be shot in, on or around it #lighttravelaction #hindisongs #bollywoodsongs #hindisongsontrain #bollywoodsongsontrain #incredibleindia #bollywood #hindibollywoodsongs
I love traveling and often travel by train within India. There is something romantic about trains and journeys. You get to see a lot of new places, new people and expose yourself to new experiences in Incredible India.Trains have inspired many filmmakers in Bollywood in different ways to create a song, dance sequence or scene to be shot in, on or around it #lighttravelaction #hindisongs #bollywoodsongs #hindisongsontrain #bollywoodsongsontrain #incredibleindia #bollywood #hindibollywoodsongs

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2 thoughts on “Top 21 Bollywood songs on trains that you can’t stop humming”

  1. Thank You for post on “Top 21 Bollywood songs on trains that you can’t stop humming”

    All song you have mentioned are all time hit and ever green songs you have included new as well as old ones also.

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