: काबुल एक्स्प्रेस, Urdu
: کابل ایکسپریس) is a Bollywood
film that was released on 15 December 2006. The film stars John Abraham
, Arshad Warsi
actor Salman Shahid
actor Hanif Hum Ghum and American actress Linda Arsenio
. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra
under Yash Raj Films
and is directed by documentary film maker Kabir Khan
is the first fictional film for director Kabir Khan who has made several documentaries over the years in Afghanistan
. According to him Kabul Express
is loosely based on his and his friend Rajan Kapoor's experiences in post-taliban Afghanistan.
Suhel Khan (John Abraham
) and Jai Kapoor(Arshad Warsi
) are Indian journalists working for Star News
who are sent into Afghanistan
to create a report on what life is like in the country following the US Invasion of the country in September 2001. The two are shocked at the state of the country and the ruins that remain due to years of rule by the Taliban
Regime. They take a tour of the country in a Taxi starting in Kabul
. This follows an escape from capture by the Taliban.
On the way, they stop in the village of Ishtar along with the Taxi Driver Khyber(Hanif Humghum) who has watched his country fall apart over the decades. They stop in a small cafe selling Kebabs where they meet American Muslim Journalist Jessica Beckham(Linda Arsenio
) who is working for ABC News
in reporting on the US side of the War in......