Most companies have initiated the ‘Work-From-Home’ protocol and we thought it would be a good idea to draw up a list of Bollywood movies which have cars and bikes playing a significant role. Let the binge-watch begin!
These are trying times! The Coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard and one of the best ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to STAY HOME! We cannot emphasise on this part enough! This is not the time to be outdoors. This is when you stay home until and unless you have an emergency. We get it! A self-quarantine is not exactly fun! Plus, one can only do so much work from home! But fear not! If you are an automobile buff and a Bollywood buff, we have drawn up a list of movies which you can binge-watch at home and revisit your love for both automobiles and those typical Bollywood masala potboilers which will make you chuckle and maybe take some of that stress and boredom off.
In the movie ‘War’, lead actors Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff are seen facing off each other. And to add to the excitement, two BMW Motorcycles, namely the R nineT Scrambler and the F 750 GS make an appearance in the movie. In one of the sequences, Hrithik is seen tearing the road apart on a beautiful BMW R nineT Scrambler with Tiger Shroff chasing him on a BMW F 750 GS adventure motorcycle. The bike chase sequence is slickly edited and the build-up to this edge-of-the-seat thriller to be further enhanced by the high octane motorcycle chase! Both Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff look ripped and deliver a bucket load of fun. A few years ago, Hrithik had portrayed the role of a spy in ‘Bang Bang’ and was seen riding a dirt bike and romancing Katrina Kaif on the move! Talk about doing it in style!
Disclaimer: This movie did not have the best reviews when it was released. It is available on a popular streaming website and features lots of cars in it along with some chase sequences and action scenes. The visual effects are, well, okay, and the modified cars do not look that great either. On the other, the storyline is decent and there are a few twists and turns in the plot. Plus the protagonists of the movie, Sushant Singh and Jacqueline Fernandes dole out a watchable performance. Agreed, it might not be the best movie. But, with almost all of our time spent indoors, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a chance!
Think of high octane action on motorcycles and the first Indian movie that comes to your mind is the ‘Dhoom’ movie series where a cop is seen chasing bad guys with fast sportbikes over the three movies in the franchise. The first ‘Dhoom’ movie had the iconic Suzuki Hayabusa and the Suzuki GSX-R600 as the bikes which were ridden by the bad guys. The Suzuki Bandit 1200 was the choice of the cops played by Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. The second Dhoom movie had Hrithik Roshan playing the villain and was seen riding the GSX-R1000 while Abhishek Bachchan rode the Suzuki GSR-600. The third and the final Dhoom movie had Aamir Khan as the antagonist and was seen riding the muscular BMW K 1300 R while Uday Chopra had the BMW S 1000 RR as his ride. Fast-paced chase sequences, slick editing and a lot of special effects, the Dhoom movie franchise is one of the most iconic automobile-based movies to have come out of Bollywood.
Tarzan: The Wonder Car
Yep, we had to go there! Sure, the movie wasn’t a smashing success but it was DC Design at its best, creating a brand new sportscar for a movie. ‘Tarzan’ was a car built by the hero at his home garage and somehow it gets supernatural powers which enable it to heal itself, drive itself (yeah, India cracked autonomous driving 15 years ago before it was a thing) and even protect the occupants from crashes and bullets. Not the best storyline but hey, it won’t kill you, watching this movie at home.