Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bollywood meets car chases, #4

Here's a rather low-speed vehicle chase, along with some truly awful fight scenes - but hey, that's Bollywood all over!  It's from the 1995 movie "Alluda Majaka".

I've never seen bare-metal-framework tractor wheels like that before.  Do they serve a particular purpose?  If anyone knows, please tell us in Comments.



Bob Gibson said...

Yep, if I pull up *really* hard on the steering wheel, my tractor will jump over theirs. And the wire frame wheel is obviously so our protagonist can get caught up in one and make a daring last-second escape from certain death.

Actually, the wire frame wheels *might* make some sense in swampy ground by distributing the weight of the tractor over a wider area without having the tendency of 'straight' tires to dig into the mud.

And the fight scenes are no worse than some you'd find in one of the cheesy Chinese kung-fu movies you'd find in the Dollar bin in a shop in Honolulu. (Please don't ask how I know this . . .)

GuardDuck said...

Apparently it's for tilling soil while still submerged.

Old NFO said...

Guard duck beat me to it. I've seen them used in Japan for tilling rice fields.

Stan_qaz said...

Rubber tractor tires spread the weight of the tractor over a fairly large area and in mud that leads to lower traction, the tread pattern/lugs also tends to dig a hole if the tires spin.

The metal bar extensions give more traction while not spreading the weight further.

The no tire, all bar option sinks through the soft mud to solid soil, see that a lot on tractors (riding or walk-behind) used in flooded rice paddies.

Eric Wilner said...

Well, if the jeeps in #1 can jump like horses, I see no reason the tractor in #4 can't jump like a horse.
And that's an interesting use of traditional Morris combat bells. You hardly ever see today's Morris dancers demonstrating the bell-based fighting techniques.