Trains as Motifs

Trains have been a metaphor and a motif in books, songs and movies. Memorable scenes include the poignant scene at a train station between Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in “The Rain Man”, Mumbai trains as a backdrop in the recent hit, Gully Boy, and of course, the repeating images of fast moving trains that culminate in a flash mob in the ever-popular song, Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.

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