IND 1995 3hrs 09mins Dir: Aditya Chopra Starring: Shah Rukh Khan and Farida Jalal
When a couple meet in Europe it isn’t love at first sight, but when one moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt
This Hindi-language, Bollywood blockbuster, the name of which translates to The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride, was placed twelfth on the British Film Institute’s list of top Indian films of all time. It is also the longest running film in Indian cinema, first shown on 20th October 1995 and still showing in Mumbai today. As the film centres partly on an inter-rail holiday in Europe there are shots of Swiss and British trains, as well as later scenes filmed on Indian Railways. The British scenes were filmed at London King’s Cross with a good opening shot of no less than four Mk4 DVTs on the blocks. Other sets are seen, all in the original InterCity livery, as well as HST power cars. One of the Mk4 coaches is Open First vehicle No.11234. There is also a scene filmed at Angel Underground station on the Northern Line with a train of 1959-built tube stock arriving, followed by a shot of a train leaving formed of 1972-built stock.