film takes a look at the lives of five individuals from different worlds who are
linked by hate and fear, but brought together in Afghanistan - a country devastated
by war. |
movie is set after the 9/11 incident in New York. It focuses on the American bombing
which destroyed the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
also shows Taliban soldiers trying to flea to Pakistan to avoid the wrath of the
this turbulent backdrop, Jai (Arshad Warsi) and Suhel (Suhel Khan), two Indian
television reporters in search of the ultimate news scoop arrive in Afganistan.
Their aim is to interview a Talibani.
them in their quest is Khyber (Hanif Hum Ghum), the all-in-one Afghan guide, translator
and driver whose only means of transport is a Toyota jeep called Kabul Express.
three of them embark on an adventure including being blindfolded and taken to
secret hideouts to interview Taliban prisoners.
the filming of a game of Buzkashi - rugby played on horses with a dead lamb -
Jessica, an American journalist, saves them from being trampled by the horses
and so a friendship strikes up between the four of them.
twist in the thriller comes when they get kidnapped at gunpoint by Imran (Salman
Shahid), a Taliban fugitive wanting to escape to the Pakistani border.
is a Pakistani soldier who was part of the Taliban. He knows that as journalists,
Jai and Suhel's movements in the country will not be questioned and posing as
their local guide, he can reach the safety of his country.
here on begins the two-day journey from Kabul to the volatile Afghan-Pakistan
Jai and Suhel's mission turns into a nightmare when they are taken hostage aboard
the Kabul Express. They are forced to drive across the most dangerous terrain
seeing them driving away from Kabul, Jessica mistakenly thinks that they are onto
a big story.
she secretly follows them, Jessica herself gets involved in a bizarre situation
and ends up being taken hostage by Imran.
during their treacherous journey to the Pakistan border, they get stopped by dangerous
armed bandits and witness an angry mob killing prisoners.
tension mounts, a special relationship begins to develop between the Afghan driver,
the Pakistani soldier, the two Indian journalists and the American woman.
Jai, Suhel and Jessica actually help Imran reach the border of Pakistan?
is a surprise in store, which will shock the viewers as Kabul Express reaches
its ultimate climax.
Express is the first Bollywood movie to be shot in Afganistan since the 1992
box office hit, Khuda Gawha.
been directed by Kabir Khan who is well known for making documentaries in this
Raj Films in London are planning to release this thriller as a mainstream movie
in the UK cinemas this December. So this is one to look out for this Christmas
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent