Saturday, December 23, 2006


Kabul Express


I watched Kabul Express two days back….Yash Raj film production..Kabul Express is written and directed by Kabir Khan…. shot in Kabul a city ravaged by war for the last 20 yrs…it reflects the various kinds of people dwelling there…their lives post war…their sentiments…lifestyle…
Kabul Express is the journey of two reporters and a driver, Arshad Warsi [jai kapoor, tv journalist-cinematographer]and John Abraham[Suhel Khan,tv journalist-director]and Hanif Humghum as Khyber [Afghani driver and guide]in quest of a Taliban who would help the reporter to present a news piece that would give them the recognition and fame….
It’s a travelogue where a journey through war affected Kabul..soldier camps of Afghani’s and US troops in Afghanistan who were on a trail to hunt and ultimately kill the Taliban’s brutally…..how the travellers are hijacked by a Taliban and then later rogues…their experience with danger …. Kabul express tells it all…the highlight of Kabul express is how a Talib despite being from the enemy camp and being the captor becomes almost a friend who rescues the travellers from rouges…shares their love for cricket and hindi songs…breaking the language barrier how they communicated and bonded….a crisis brought them together and united them….men across different cultures and civilizations are but the same…same emotions and same sentiments…war is futile ..no one actually gains from it is the message that it put across with ought taking any sides….
A well made film…photography is just awesome…. innuendos…one liners and comic elements and perfect comic timing made what could have been a dull and gloomy movie, a very enjoyable one….a movie based on war…with undertones of emotions of people living a war, both friend and foe,as well as a spectator. Kabul Express is a big time entertainer with a social message….war brings with it nothing but destruction....people have everything to lose and nothing to gain......

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey nice review...now i really have to go n check d movie out myself...thankx!

Raka said...

@anonymous
i hope u like the movie

DEEPEST DESIRE's said...

i have seen the movie and doesn't find it interesting nor a good cinematography .. as too much brutal as well as all the sequences are not arranged properly ,,,
but the music track is good thats the best part of the film .. and also john Ibrahim may be that may be a strong point to make it a hit .

Raka said...

shut up dada...u havent seen the movie ...