Saturday, December 16, 2006

Kabul Express

I just got back watching Kabul Express. Wasn't expecting much from the movie since the TOI had rated it with only two and a half stars. But I liked the movie. A story completely different from the normal romantic movies that the Yash Raj banner usually boasts of. The bad guy played by Hanif Hum Gum is so good that John and Arshad pale in comparision. I don't even want to start on the American journalist played by Linda Arsenio. She is so irritating when she is whining about the Afghani Kebabs. The ending was heart wrenching. I even cried at the end (but I do that with every other movie!). My final opinion of the movie, worth watching atleast once.
I have a friend who went for a holiday to Kabul earlier this year and seeing this movie makes me think of what he'd risked when he decieded to go there. And the amount of courage he had to take that decision. I'm so proud of him :)
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4 comments:

Mehak said...

ohh wow a review already...grtttt....we saw the movie fri night...& completely loved the movie....more on that later on my blog....

BTW, I cried twice...once when the Taliban meets his daughter...& second time in the end when he is shot dead by the Pak army...

I don't agree with the newspapers rating this movie is 2.5/3 stars....This movie def deserves more....

Simple & Nice Review

Ricky said...

Yea, the movie looks good and different. I read in one of the reviews that worse thing(s) about the movie are John and that American actress. Its a good effort to make a movie with actors from 4 different countries.

I have mostly watched about Afghanistan through Canadian TV, as Canadian troops are in Afghanistan these days. It suddenly has become a scary place again with bombings happening everyday and Taliban being back.

Your friend was very courageous indeed.

standing outside yr door! said...

oi u cried? when?

marlee said...

Mehak: absolutely, this movie deserves more than a 2 and half or 3 stars...

Ricky: Yeah...he is!

Standing outside yr door: When the 'bad' guy met his daughter and at the end. After Bas ek pal I made up my mind not to cry 'openly' :-p