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Thomas Goes to Bollywood is the sixth episode of the twenty-second series.


A Bollywood action movie is being filmed on the Indian Railway. Thomas is told that they have a very important role for him, but it is only to transport the lead actor, not to be in the film. However, he finds that it is fun and he can be really useful working behind the scenes, and later he gets a chance to be in the movie after all.



Voice cast



  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv and the Director
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Charubala
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as the Actor
  • Rob Rackstraw as the Trailer Voice-over


  • At the end of the episode, Thomas mentions the events of Philip to the Rescue and Slow Stephen. Stock footage from both episodes is used.
  • This episode marks the first of two things:
  • The film in Thomas' fantasy is entitled Big Hero One, a possible reference to the Disney film, Big Hero 6.


  • In the scene of the director telling Thomas his scene will be in the movie, half of Rajiv's buffer beam disappears.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas Vai a Bollywood
German Thomas, der große Held
Hebrew תומס נוסע לבוליווד
Italian Thomas va a Bollywood
Polish Tomek Jedzie do Bollywood
Russian Огни Болливуда
Spanish Thomas Va a Bollywood