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The Burning Train (1980)

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A dedicated railway employee's plan to introduce an express train result in sabotage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ashok
Vinod Khanna ...
Vinod Verma
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Thief
Vinod Mehra ...
Rakesh
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Seema
Parveen Babi ...
Mrs. Sheetal Vinod Verma
Simi Garewal ...
School-teacher
Navin Nischol ...
Doctor
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Randhir
Neetu Singh ...
Madhu
Sujit Kumar ...
Catholic Priest / Police Inspector Ranbir
Ranjeet ...
Chander
Iftekhar ...
Railway Board Chair Jagmohan
Nasir Hussain ...
Mr. Verma (Vinod's dad)
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Madhu's dad
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Vinod Verma is an employee of the Indian Railways, who always had a dream of making the perfect and fastest train in India. After years of dedication the Railway Board approves his prototype of the Super Express. But these years had had their toll on his personal life, as his wife, Sheetal and son, are more like strangers to him. He hopes to make it up to them after the train makes it inaugural run from Delhi to Bombay in a record 14 hours. Showing him support are his friends, Ashok and Rakesh. But an embittered fellow-employee named Randhir, the son of the Chair of the Railway Board, has other plans for Vinod and the Super Express - plans that may derail Vinod's delicate personal balance, and make the Super Express' inaugural journey also the final one. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When the film was launched, Amitabh Bachchan was a part of the film. See more »

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Teri Nazar Hai Mujpe, Meri Nazar Hai Tujpe
Performed by Asha Bhosle
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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One of the greatest entertainers
14 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the classics, this movie remains much ahead of it's times by it's visualization and special effects. A multi-starrer in which the central theme in neither love-story nor revenge story but rather about a burning train. A very well done disaster movie.

Ashok(Dharmendra) and Vinod(Vinod Khanna) are two friends. Ashok is engaged with Seema(Hema Malini) and Vinod is married with Sheetal(Parveen Bobby).

Vinod has dreams of building a a super fast train which will cover the distance between Delhi and Bombay(Mumbai) withing 12 hours(That too in 1980).Rajdhani currently takes 16.5 hours at best. And he wins the tender from Indian Railways to build the fastest train. He asks the two tender losers Ranjeet(Danny) and Rakesh(Vinod Mehra) to help him. But Ranjeet has some sinister plans in mind.

Meanwhile Ashok's life is in a mess. His father failed in business and committed suicide. His fiancée Seema has broke the engagement.

Six years passed by. The train is built. Vinod's marriage with Sheetal is almost falling apart because of Vinod's full devotion to the train.

The maiden journey of the train starts at Delhi. Enter a vast range of characters as passengars, a smuggler, a priest, a mullah, a cbi officer, a dancer etc. The 3rd hero, a small time crook Ravi(Jitendra) meets his love Neetu Singh on the train.

Ashok is also on the train . But he sees Seema in the train, gets so disturbed that he gets down at Agra. Meanwhile Ranjeet has removed the brakes and placed bombs in the train and has got down in Agra.

Ashok and Ranjeet meet in a bar in Agra and Ashok learns about the bomb. He rushes back to the train to save it. The train's brake has failed and only desperate measures can now save it.

Ashok learns now that Seema's leg is amputated and that's why she broke the engagement. Meanwhile in the chaos, fire spreads, the train burns and hence the name "The Burning train".

The rest of the movie is a struggle by everyone, particularly by Ashok, Vinod and Ravi to prevent the disaster from happening.

See the movie..it's worth a watch.


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