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Indian Railways: Ever Wondered How Production House Book Trains For Shooting? – News18


There is a Full Tariff Rate (FTR) scheme for booking the entire train.

Trains have often been used as the backdrop of crucial sequences in films, like the iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Do you remember the iconic dance number Chhaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se? It was filmed atop a train. Some spectacular action sequences were also shot inside a train in Rajinikanth-starrer Enthiran and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Ra One. Moving back a few more decades, the multistarrer movie The Burning Train — that featured actors like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna — was almost shot inside a train. Trains have often been used as the backdrop of many crucial sequences in films, like the iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The last scene of the film, shot on a train, is etched in our memories. All of the above films have one thing in common — trains were used at some point in these films’ production. Sometimes, a dummy compartment may be created on set; but in most cases, shooting is done inside real trains and for that, the Indian Railways do take remuneration from the film production.

There is a Full Tariff Rate (FTR) scheme for booking the entire train. Any individual, organisation or any political party can book the entire train under this scheme. For this, first of all, one has to register on the website of IRCTC, a public enterprise of the Indian Ministry of Railways. Some money has to be paid for the registration. FTR registration remains valid for a maximum of six months and needs to be done at least 30 days before the date from which a train is required.

During the registration, information is requested on several aspects. All information must be filled accurately and the shooting process, schedule and dates must be clearly mentioned. A train can be booked with a minimum of 18 coaches and a maximum of 24 coaches. It also includes two SLR i.e. guard compartments. They are placed at the front and rear of the train. A seven-day booking of an 18-coach train costs around Rs 9 lakh.



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