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Kabul Express (2006)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 15 December 2006 (UK)
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A thrilling story spanning 48 hours of five individuals linked by hate and fear but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Suhel Khan
... Jai Kapoor
Salman Shahid ... Imran 'Talib' Khan Afridi / Subedar Major Jan Mohammed
Hanif Hum Ghum ... Khyber
Linda Arsenio ... Jessica Beckham
Wali-o Qhab ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Khader Arya ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Haji Gul Aser ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Abdul Basir Mujahid ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Saeed Meeran Farhad ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Raziq Zargar ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Farooq Baraki ... Mujahidin commander
Anjamuddin ... Crippled boy
Hashmatullah Fanai ... Kibabchi at kibabchani
Sunil Godse ... Pakistani soldier
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Suhel (John Abraham) and Jai (Arshad Warsi) - TV journalists from India in search of the ultimate news scoop, meeting the Taliban. Imran Khan Afridi (Salman Shahid) - a soldier of the hated and derided Taliban who needs to escape the wrath of the Afghans and run to his country, Pakistan. Khyber (Hanif Hum Ghum) - an Afghan who is as old as the war in his country. Jessica Beckham (Linda Arsenio) - an American photojournalist ready to risk her life to photograph the Taliban. Five people from different worlds, their paths are destined to cross in a ruthless country devastated by war - Afghanistan. This is a thrilling story spanning 48 hours of five individuals linked by hate and fear, but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other. Set in post 9/11 war-torn Afghanistan, KABUL EXPRESS is a kidnap drama that is alternately funny and horrifying. Narrated in a light hearted manner, this is the story of a unique reluctant bond that develops between people who are otherwise ... Written by Official Source

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Two Indians, an American, one Afghan and a Pakistani on a journey together


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15 December 2006 (UK)  »

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Кабульский экспресс  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$142,591, 17 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$296,586, 7 January 2007
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In the Afghan film industry, actor Rasool Eman is known to play heroic roles and Farooq Baraki has always been a villain in films. Director Kabir Khan gave them cameo roles in the film as Northern Alliance "mujahedin" (soldier), in which Baraki plays a senior officer, who slaps a junior officer (played by Eman). Eman was not pleased by such an arrangement and threatened Baraki that "wait until the next Afghan film we do together, I will beat the s*** out of you...!" See more »

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Imran Khan Afridi: Suhel Khan, You're a Muslim, aren't you? Aren't you gonna offer 'namaz'? Hell, you're an Indian Muslim, what do you know about Islam?
Suhel Khan: Indeed! It's you guys who're the pillars of Islam: offering 'namaz' with an AK-56 at your side.
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Banjar (Lounge Mix)
Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan
Composed by Raghav Sachar
Lyrics by Swaratmika Mishra, Aditya Dhar and Vijay Kumar
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Kabul. Its heaven beyond that fire.
18 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The movie raises 2 BIG questions. Who is the culprit for the situation in Afganistan and who is world's all time greatest All Rounder in Cricket.

Yes, its this unique and fine blend of humor and world politics' BIGGEST burning issues that makes Kabul Express easily one of the finest films of the year.

With some convincing acts by immensely talented Arshad Warsi and great looking John Abraham and rest of the cast, coupled with great direction and splendid (simply splendid) cameraman-ship, this movie is a treat. Its essentially a big screen movie.

Kabul Express takes you to the soulful journey through the heart of Kabul with Express paced narrative but making sure you don't miss a shot due to fast speed. If there is any establishment like Kabul Tourism, this would be a perfect advertisement for it, as the cinematographer captures exactly what needs to be captured, leaving you wondering if you could some day go for a vacation on those rugged roadways.

Beauty of the film lies in the effortless ease with with which it tries to find the cause of the destruction in Afganistan and making us believe that no one, including the soldiers fighting there, wants a war. It's all about money honey. You know what's it all about when one of the protagonists says, "Its all Only for money, only to suck all the oil and sell Coke and Pepsi here." You might just laugh away at the dialog, only later realizing how true was it. The best part is that you wont realize that you are actually watching a film which deals with such serious issues with the director extracting humor from least likely situations.

Despite being very convincing the movie leave one question unanswered, Who is better among Kapil Dev and Imran Khan :o)

Go and watch it, essentially on the BIG screen.


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