Express' is an Indian movie depicting the current Afghanistan. Story of two
Indians, with a Pakistani and a Afghan Kabul Express is a thrilling story.
Movies shows that the people of Afghanistan have preserved their culture and
traditions, despite facing continuous war for decades. Kabul Express is an
engaging journey of two journalists on the happening land of Afghanistan.
Idea of the Movie
The movie portrays post 9/11 Afghanistan. It tells how the things are going
on in the country devastated by the wars. The director has beautifully
depicted the story of five different individuals exploring their paths
together in Afghanistan. Staying away from the commercial cinema, hard core
realities from Afghanistan have been brought to the limelight. The movie
shows that how the defeated Taliban, the Hazaras and the native Afghans are
living in the same country and what happens when they recognize each other.
The movie presents an ideal picturization of a sensitive and burning issue.
Story and Characters of the Movie
||John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid
|Year of Production
||Hindi, Urdu, Dari
Story of Kabul Express is all about the Afghanistan after 9/11. Two Indian
journalists Suhel Khan (John Abraham) and Jai Kapoor (Arshad Warsi) come to
Kabul on their dangerous mission to cover a story on Kabul. They are looking
for a Talib militant captured by the Afghans, for an interview. An Afghan
guide, translator and driver, Khyber (Hanif Hum Ghum) helps them along with
their challenges while they are on their trip to Kabul. An American Jessica
Bekham (Linda Arsenio) jouned them as she also wants to cover a documentary
movie. As they were on their mission a soldier called Imran (Salman Shahid)
drops them safely to the border. The film follows the next 48 hours of the
five individuals. In the coming reels special emotional relationship
develops between the five unknown people from different regions. Finally
Jai, Suhel, Jessica and Khyber help Imran to meet his daughter and reach his
About the Movie
Kabul Express is an interesting journey of the journalists, their close
brushes with death, their emotions, fear and adventure. The movie is an
engaging thriller. The movie does have a slightly anti-Pak flavor and it
also goes into America bashing. The movie can be appreciated for bringing
truth to the limelight so the common man can see the reality in its own way.
The movie also has few humorous moments which makes the movie quite
interesting. Salman Shahid's performance as a former Talibani is matchless.
Kabul Express was the first movie to be shot entirely in Kabul so the hard
core realities in the movie are really live. In short the movie is an
exception to typical masala movie and a diary of experiences of the people
really facing challenges.