A thrilling story spanning 48 hours of five individuals linked by hate and fear but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other.


Kabir Khan


Kabir Khan, Sandeep Shrivastava (additional dialogue) (as Sandeep Srivastava)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Abraham ... Suhel Khan
Arshad Warsi ... Jai Kapoor
Salman Shahid Salman Shahid ... Imran 'Talib' Khan Afridi / Subedar Major Jan Mohammed
Hanif Hum Ghum Hanif Hum Ghum ... Khyber
Linda Arsenio Linda Arsenio ... Jessica Beckham
Wali-o Qhab Wali-o Qhab ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Khader Arya Khader Arya ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Haji Gul Aser Haji Gul Aser ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Abdul Basir Mujahid Abdul Basir Mujahid ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Saeed Meeran Farhad Saeed Meeran Farhad ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Raziq Zargar Raziq Zargar ... Mujahidin at pick-up truck
Farooq Baraki Farooq Baraki ... Mujahidin commander
Anjamuddin Anjamuddin ... Crippled boy
Hashmatullah Fanai Hashmatullah Fanai ... Kibabchi at kibabchani
Sunil Godse 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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Kabir Khan saw Salman Shahid in Silent Waters (2003) and earmarked the role of Imran Khan Afridi for him. See more »


Khyber: You needn't worry, though. they've pulled this scam so many times, there're no donkeys alive now
Imran Khan Afridi: [deadpan, looking straight at Khyber] Some of them are. They're now drivers.
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Keh Raha Mera Dil
Sung and Composed by Raghav Sachar
Lyrics by Aditya Dhar
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Kabul. Its heaven beyond that fire.
18 December 2006 | by singh-amritSee 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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