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11th September, 2001.

The twin towers came down in New York.

And suddenly, the world's attention turned to Afghanistan.

A country ravaged by war, for 23 years.

With Osama bin Laden and the Taliban by their sides..

..the U.S. started bombing Afghanistan.

The Taliban were a group of religious extremists..

..who had occupied Afghanistan with Military support from Pakistan.

It reported that Pakistani soldiers had also entered Afghanistan.. fight alongside the Taliban.

After 9/11, Pakistan deserted the Taliban..

..and the northern alliance Mujahiddeen, took over Kabul.

A country that had been closed to the world for long six years..

..suddenly opened up!

Thousands of Journalists went in by any means possible.

To capture this exciting time, in the history of Afghanistan.

Among them were Suhel and Jai.

So dude.. Are you Enjoying being a war reporter?

Balls, I'm enjoying this!

If only we'd listened to our parents..

..should've become a doctor.. or an engineer..

But no.. we had to go and become journalists!

Why did you have to tell the boss..

..that we would get an interview with the Taliban.. or die trying..

Now you'll die.. definitely!

Hey, how was I to know that our lives will really be at risk!

These guys carry guns like we carry mobile phones..

One of them even had a rocket launcher, did you see?

Not even 3 days since we got into this Afghanistan..

..and here we are stuck in this mess.

Who are you guys?

We want to go to Kabul!

Where are you from?

Ah.. India. Hindustan. - Oh, Hindustan!

Amitabh Bachchan.. (Indian Superstar)

Amitabh Bachchan! Yes!

Aamir Khan.. Shahrukh Khan.. (Indian Actors)

Aamir Khan.. Shahrukh Khan.. correct.

Dharmendra.. Jeetendra.. (Indian Actors)

Yes.. Dharmendra.. Jeetendra.. Does this guy only like men?

Yeah.. That's what I've heard about them.

Kabul? - Kabul?

Hello.. hello.. we need to go to Kabul..

Hello.. bring the vehicle.. understand?

Let's go to Kabul.

Doesn't this place have taxis?

Hotel Kabul.

Looks like a 5 star..

You're gonna get me killed one of these days.

Why did you have to promise the boss..

Stop repeating yourself!

Why not?

You be the hero if you must.. Why are you after my life?

And this bloody Khyber.. he's the one who got us stuck in this mess..

What have I done?

What have you done?

The first day you met us you said you would take us to the Taliban..

You guys went on and on about wanting to meet the Taliban..

Now meet them.

At it, again?

Come on.. Want to exercise?

Come.. Let's go.. I've contacted some Mujahideen

who have held some Pakistani Taliban.

They've hidden these guys in the mountains. C'mon..

Will they let us interview them?

Of course! That's why they've been kept alive..

..for interviews.. in exchange of money.

If caught alive, a Talib is priceless these days.

How much will they charge?

I was told 200 dollars.

That's a bit too much, man!

But we do need the interview.

Ok, what else will they do for 200 dollars?

I guess they might dance for you on the mountain tops!

That sounds reasonable.

Let's go.

Let's go..!

Do you think these guys will come?

They should be here anytime.

But they have to be cautious.

This stuff is risky!

No one should know they've got some Taliban prisoners.

Are these the guys?

Doctor, I can't see a thing!

Doctor, I can't see a thing!

Khyber, ask them how much further?

What? - Ask them how far is this place?

No.. They'll get angry.

Screw them. Why are you so scared? They won't shoot you for asking.

Mujahid brother.. how far is it?

What happened?

Looks like the Taliban prisoners have run away..

"Our" Taliban?


You mean the ones we paid for? - Yes!

Will they refund our money?

I'll ask..

Will they even come back?

Shit, this is real bad luck!

What the hell..


There go 200 dollars..

The camera.. Are you fucking mad?

You asked them for a refund! Do you want us killed?

Why shouldn't I?

And You! Why didn't you take a shot?

At least we would have proof that we saw a Talib.

What? You need to be alive to show the proof. And you?

Why didn't you interview him? You should have asked him.

"Where are you running away, Mr. Taliban?"

Who would you like to shoot first?

Me or my mad friend who is shooting you?"

You have lost it! Refund! Refund!

What the hell is that?

The opening shot of our story.. Buzkashi.

Buzkashi is being played first time in Kabul after 8 years.

The Taliban had banned this sport.


They said it's too violent!

Those Taliban guys were a riot..

Come. Let's get into the field and shoot.

Be careful. People also get killed in this.

What? You get killed when you go to pee.. get killed when you go to play..?

What the fuck can you do here?

Suhel, you stay right behind me.

Through the camera I can't judge their distance from me.

Just warn me, okay?

Come, I am there. - I am there!

Come on.. let's go over there and shoot!

You want me killed! - C'mon, lets go!

Suhel, that pack of horses is headed this way. - Be careful.

Ya. Ok.

Hey guys.. Watch out!

What the hell!

You want to kill me?

I told you guys to be careful! People die in this.

I saw that Talib in the crowd.

You are so shit scared that you are beginning to hallucinate!

You couldn't see the whole army of horses..

..and you saw that fucking Talib?

Jai.. Believe me.. I saw that man.

Screw it. Those horses could have killed me..

Oh.. Indian Cigarette! - Yes.

Can I have one please?

Thank you.

Hey you Santa Claus.. taken my cigarette.. send me the kebabs fast.

I hope everybody here doesn't do this.

Why are you such a scrooge? It's just a cigarette!

You know the problem.. I have only one carton of cigarettes.

Any other brand hurts my throat.

Do I look like a cigarette wending machine to him?

Khyber.. why do only women beg on the streets?

What else can they do?

They don't have an option.

Almost half the women are widows.

The Taliban stopped all women from working.

They were not allowed to leave home unless escorted by a male relative.

If a woman was spotted alone on the streets..

..they would beat her like an animal. Bastards.

That's why I hate them so much.

Some of them are still hiding around.

If we catch them, we will beat them to death. Scoundrels!

Can we please do an interview before you kill them? Thank you.

General Musharraf has dubbed the recent public uprisings.. a conspiracy by radical groups.

He said that most Pakistani political groups are unhappy..

..with his decision to help American in the war against terrorism.

These groups have joined the Afghan refugees.. protest against the government..

..but their efforts have been unsuccessful.

See how quickly the Pakistan government has dumped the Taliban.

They created the Taliban..

and now they say they will help the Americans in destroying the Taliban.

Bloody liars.. they are killing their own people.

In Afghanistan's Kunduz area..

.. more than 50 Taliban have been killed.. the Northern Alliance mujahidin.

Down with the Taliban! - Allah is great!

President Musharraf is unhappy about institutions like madrassas..

.. and masjids being used for anti religious activities.

In the battle that's been going on for three days..

.. near Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan..

..more than 200 Taliban have been killed.

Hear that?

God alone knows how many amongst them were our men..

And the guys sitting in Islamabad are telling the world..

..that none of our men are in Afghanistan.

And there, across the border..

.. the Afghans are hunting them down like wild animals.

And our government is doing nothing to protect them.

The American dollar is worth much more than fellow countrymen.

You have only 4 months of service left.

Why bother yourself over politics?

We can do nothing about it.

There! The bloody American Special Forces..

..have brought another truckload!

The bastards herd them like cattle..

God knows how many of our men are in these Taliban..

Keep moving! Keep moving!

Open fire.

Is he asking us to fire?

Careful! Make sure you don't get him.

Khyber, I completely agree with you.

The Taliban did some really horrible things..

..but not respecting women is the worst.

How can you not respect women..? Oh boy! What a hot babe..

I bet she's coming this way!

What a smile!

You guys seem to be the centre of attraction wherever you go.

That was some great dodging you did on the field. - Thank you.

Hi! I'm Jessica Parker from Reuters.

Suhel. That's.. - Jai. - Jai. Khyber.

We work for a news channel, back home in India.

Really? That's cool.. Not much really left to cover now, is it?

I mean, Taliban regime collapsing.. coming to normal in the war torn Afghanistan.

US government sending more troops.. usual stories.. aren't they?

I mean rookies do that kinda stuff.. don't they?

And I believe all this is anyway not half shocking or horrifying.. what went on here in the last five years.

Please give her something to eat..

..or she won't stop speaking. - Sorry?

No.. he just wants to know, what will you have for dinner.

Didn't realize we have a choice here.

Kebabs for breakfast, Kebabs for Lunch, Kebabs for dinner!

And oh.. if you want a snack.. Kebabs again!

Kebab.. naan.

So, have you guys done war before?

No. this is our first time.. we are rookies.

So what do you think..

..will make an interesting story to do in post 9/11 Kabul?

Well.. get Osama I guess..

..or if not Osama, then a chat with Mullah Omar.

That will give your network some ratings.

As far as I am concerned.. I'll be the content.

Over and done with this blessed place if..

..if I can get up close with a Taliban fugitive.

But they've all disappeared, either dead, or in hiding. - Rubbish!

We found one.. the bloody guy almost got us killed at the Buzkashi.

Kebabs for dinner.

So, your name is Jessica Beckham.

Nice name. do you play football?

So where did you guys see this Taliban?

What Taliban!

C'mon guys. How does one get to these Taliban?

He's talking bullshit as usual.

Don't take him seriously.

If you'll excuse us, we should really be leaving.

We have an early morning shoot tomorrow. - Oh, really? Where?

Sufi singing at the mosque.. it's really fan.. nice.

Thanks again for saving our lives.

Bye. - Bye.

Man, can't we take her along?

You are always horny.. you see a white woman and get all excited!

Dude.. A flower blooms in the desert and you ask what color it is?

At least we are seeing a woman.

All the local stuff has been packed up.. Burkha by the bloody Taliban!

What does Horny mean?

One whose brain is not in his head but down below!

Why are you looking at me?

Why did you have to reveal all our plans to her?

Why? Are we taking an exam here?

Yes.. It is an exam

If we don't take back an exclusive story from here.. will spend the rest of your life shooting boring.. conferences of fat politicians.

Jai. In life, you get just one shot at war reporting.

We have got it.. Understand man!

Go away from here! - 1 second.

Super footage man! These guys go into this weird trance.

Yeah.. better than what the trance music we listen.

It's really good.

Oh Shit!

Keep driving. Don't stop the car.

Take the car towards the Pakistan border.

If anyone stops and inquires..

..tell them you're news reporters And I'm your guide.

If you make one wrong move, I will shoot you.

I'm not scared of dying..

..and believe me, I'll kill all of you before I die.

But we're only journalists.. Why are you taking us?

I don't need to repeat myself. Do exactly what I say.

If you need the car, please take it. Why do you need us?

Shut up and keep driving!

It'll take us one full day to reach the border.

We don't have enough fuel.

Stop cribbing you idiot and keep driving!

Hyder! You need to hurry up.

Dirt in filter. Take 5 minute.

Hey guys!

How rude!

What's a woman doing at the back of their car?

Please get it started soon, we must follow them.

Look in front.

You stay here.

You go.

Remember what I told you.

If I see anything suspicious I will kill these two. Go.

Damn it!

Stop! Where are you headed?

Hello. Do you Speak Hindi?

Hindi..Yes.. Yes.. - Oh god.

We are journalists from India..

We want to go towards the border.

Will you please lift the roadblock?

Yes.. Yes..

Will you remove it? - Yes.. Yes

You don't understand a word.. Do you?

Yes.. Yes..

What's up, friend? Where have you been?

When are we going to Kabul next?

How've you been? Are you keeping well?

What the fuck is he doing? Who's that guy?

No, we've only met him once before.

He's not a friend.. They kiss here for no rhyme or reason!

Why have you kept him waiting here?

God knows. I kept nodding Yes.. Yes like they do in their films.

Shut up! Look before you start speaking to people.

Where's your friend?

Is he in the car? Let's say hello to him.

Why are they coming here? I told him I don't want trouble!

Everything will be fine. Suhel will handle it.

I think he just wants to say Hello.

How are you? Are you keeping well?

That is our guide. Will you please remove the roadblock?

We need to make a move.

Lift the roadblock and let these guys go! - Thank you.

Give me one cigarette.

I don't want to give him my cigarettes.

Tell him about your throat.


Thank you.

Where is this cigarette from? - India.

It's nice. - I know.

You guys don't need to be scared!..

..You only need to drop me to the border..

But how can we..?

You are journalists.. nobody will stop you on the way.

If you act sensibly.. you'll be able to reach home alive

No problem.. we'll do as you say.


Roll one shot at least!

Ya right.. you ask the questions, I'll roll the camera.

I am serious. - So am I

I'm Jai.. I'm a cameraman from India. What's your name?

Imran.. Imran Khan Afridi

Very powerful name.. Imran Khan.. (Pakistani Cricketer)

Do you play cricket?

Why? Does everybody in India named Sachin..

..(Indian Cricketer) go around with a bat?

No.. I was only asking..

But Imran Khan is a great cricketer.. wasn't he?

Yes he was the greatest all rounder in the world!

Ya.. he was pretty good

He was No.1.. the best in the world.

Now that's a bit too much. No.1 was always Kapil Dev. (Indian Cricketer)

Number 1 all-rounder. - Who..?

Kapil Dev.. Kapil brother.. number 1 all-rounder.

What nonsense are you talking about?

Kapil's nothing in front of Imran Khan!

How would you know? You had banned TV.

Kapil's records are better than Imran in every field.

Records mean nothing. Imran was No.1!

What shit are you talking?

Everybody knows that Kapil was a better all rounder. Isn't that true?

How the hell does it matter who was number one.

They are both retired now.. aren't they?

What you mean, how does it matter? Of course it matters..

Cricket is a bloody waste of time man!

11 players stand on the field..

..scratching their crotches all the time.

See.. even your friend doesn't know about Kapil.

This bugger has no clue about anything!

All he does is body building all day long.

Look ahead.

Kapil Dev is a better player.. Bloody traitor!

Throw this out.

This was one of the most fertile lands in Afghanistan.

The grapes from here were exported all over the world.

Nothing remains today.. its all over!

These guys destroyed everything.

What did they gain from destroying my beautiful country?

Why blame others? You guys have been fighting..

..amongst yourselves for the last 25 years?

Had Pakistan not interfered..

..Afghanistan wouldn't look like this today.

Well, Pakistan has also provided shelter.. you guys for the past 20 years.

You have been eating our food for free and then you talk about war.

We didn't start the war, you did!

Shut the fuck up.. and keep driving.

Keep driving.

Why should I shut up? It's a fact? You started the war?

Now tell me bastard.. who started this war?

Yes.. We Afghans started it ourselves..

Bastard.. talks too much. Now shut the fuck up and keep driving.


Here goes another American bomber!

That's the 12th since morning.

I just had a talk with the Colonel.

We've been given strict orders to seal the border.

All of you will have to be alert.

But Sir, our men are still crossing the border.

And who told you that the ones crossing the border are our men?

Not a single Pakistani is in Afghanistan. Is that clear?

The Colonel has got the same order from the High Command.

Make sure this post is ready by evening.

There goes.. our bloody High Command!

Stop here!

Take the keys out and come with me.

You two stay here!


What the hell is he doing?

He's pissing?

Oh fuck.. he'll get us killed!

Get into the car.. fast!

Do any of you know how to drive?

Do you know how to drive or not?

We don't even have a license.

I swear..

Get inside the car!

Get inside.

Why are you taking our passports?

I don't need to answer anything.

Jai Kapoor..

Suhel Khan..

After the recent bombing in Kandahar..

..the American bombers have now started targeting..

..areas near Jalalabad. - Bastards!

Now that they don't need us, they're dropping bombs on us..

That too from 30,000 feet above..

Come down and fight, you bastards!

This guy's crazy!

They'll drop a bomb on us!

Where the hell are you headed? Get back on the road!

This is also a similar route.

If we get back on the road, the Americans will bomb us!

Shut up!- Hello, are we going in the right direction?

You said this is the way to Pakistan.

We're going on and on, and we haven't seen them yet.

Is it dangerous around here?

Khyber is right. You don't know the power of American technology.

I'm not scared of your Americans! What's the big deal about them?

I thought the Americans were yours till yesterday..?

Now he realizes..

The Americans are loyal to no one. - Shut up.

You chaps seemed very happy taking money..

..from the Americans to fight the Russians?

Yes we did.. but only to defend our country.

Unlike you guys..

.. who took money from the Americans .. and then..?

Please! There's no point in fighting like this.

You're sensible. Tell your driver to shut up and keep driving.

We need to halt for the night.

This bastard always has a problem! We can't stop. Keep driving.

My brother.. Please don't start all over again..

Why don't you just do as you are told?

How can I?

The Americans bomb every car that moves at night.

And if we escape the Americans, the Hazara will surely get us.

Now who is this Hazara?

The Hazara Mujahidin control this area.

These guys are the most brutal criminals in Afghanistan.

Robbery is their profession.

They are brutal.

In order to save bullets they ram a nail into your head to kill you.

It's cheaper that way.

Ya right.. The longest nail should go into your head!

Who is that?

I don't know! This area shouldn't have a check post.

Slow the car down.

I can't believe it. He ran away.

Khyber, what a horror story.. He got so scared that he ran away.

But it's a true story. The guys ahead are actually Hazara.

You are joking.. right? - No.

We were kidnapped by a Talib. And I think he saw you and ran away.

So.. he must be somewhere around here.

What's he saying?

They are journalists from India, and we had been kidnapped by a Talib.

He ran away upon seeing you.

Correct. He ran away.

Journalists. India.

Keep smiling at them.. but I suspect something is seriously wrong here.

Why are you saying that? Is this smile fine?


We have to take them to the commander

Commander..? But these guys are journalists.

Don't argue. We have to take them.

They say they are the local commander's men.

They want to file your report on the Talib. - Come.

Not you.. just these two.

They want just the two of you to follow them. I'll have to stay here.

Suhel.. be careful.

Suhel, pull your jacket down from behind. - Why?

Do you have to ask "why" for everything?

Pull it down, will you? - Why?

Forget it!

What's up?


They were Hazara gunmen.

They would have looted you..

..driven a nail into your heads, and sold your car in Pakistan.

Give me a cigarette.

Thanks for saving our lives.

No need to thank me.

I need you alive in order to reach the border.

You sonofabitch!

What's the difference between you and these bastards?

You both kill to suit yourselves.

Bastard, you pissed on me.

Now I'll shoot you and leave you here with these dogs.

But before you die, let's hear from you.. who started this war..?

Speak up, you Bastard!

We did! - Who?


Take his gun away.

Release the lock! - Where is it?

OK. Forget it. Might go off by mistake..

Now let's hear you, you dog..

..who was the best all rounder.. Kapil or Imran?

Jai, this is no time to fool around.

I'm not fooling around. Tell me bastard! Kapil Dev or Imran Khan?

Kapil Dev.


I will take this bastard to Kabul and hand him over to the Americans.

I'll get a reward. - No. We won't be able to sleep..

..won't be able to pee.. Let's leave him here.


Let's tie him up and leave him here.

Come on.

Give me your gun.

Go ahead.. do your thing.

Mind blowing!

How do these Americans reach everywhere?

Look, Taliban.

Do it now at least! - Can I?

Shoot! You horny bastard!

OK. Enough shooting!

Can I get one last cigarette?

What? You have already had so many of my cigarettes.

What if I get a sore throat? - Grant a dying man his last wish..

Haider, you carry on with the car. I will come back with these guys..

..If that's fine with you guys? - Oh no problem at all.

The seat next to me is absolutely empty..

I must really thank you guys.

I was pretty sure they were going to rape me.

Naah! I think they were more interested in your driver.

Khyber! You're a hero! - Jai, at least now your cigarettes are safe.

Yeah! The bastard must be puffing his last cigarette.

Bastards, they ate all my chocolates.

Thank God, they did not mess up my camera and passport.

Passport! - Passport?

That bastard's still got our passports.

Let it be.. Get new ones made.

Get new ones? It's not a suit I'm talking about. They are passports.

How do we leave this hellhole without passports?

Even if we get out, how do we enter India?

No, let's go back and get them.

What? Are you mad? You want to go back to that maniac?

So what? It's been only 5 minutes since we left him.

He's all tied up anyway.

I told you we should have shot the motherfucker.

This time we'll kill the bastard.

But why did you give your passports to a guy like that?

Here, she's started her interview again..

..lets take her back and tie her up again.

What did he say? - Nothing.


The bastard's gone! I told you we should kill him.

I've lost my reward too!

Grant a dying man his last wish..

What do we do now?

We'll have to go to the Indian Embassy.

That was bombed long time back!

Let's get out of here.

Their men must be headed this way..

..I think that's why he also ran away. Let's go.

I told you to leave the passports back in the hotel.

Hotel? You call that war monument a hotel?

There's no ceiling in that place!

Oh! Shit!

Tell that bastard to hand over his pistol.

Stop the car!

Get out! All of you! Get your cameras along.

Shoot his pics!

Shoot his pics.. just like you shot mine!

Take his photo.

Take his photo.

Who is this white woman?

She is an American journalist.

Can't take her along. It's too dangerous to have her with us.

I will have to leave her here. But we can't leave her alive!

Tell him I have a Pakistani visa.

This can justify our going towards the border.

What did she say? - She says she has a Pakistani visa.

If somebody inquires..

..we can say we need to drop her to the border.

Does she know how to drive?

She's American.. she must know..

Car?.. drive?

Drive? Does he mean drive?

We're dead!

Of course I drive, I am an American!

Imran Sahab. He's the only one who knows the way to the border.

Can you see that smoke ahead? - Stop the car!

Diesel! Fill her up.

This is what happens when you drive in the night.

The Americans must have bombed these trucks.

It's Coke! - No, it's not coke.

What? It's Coke. - It's too sweet, it's Pepsi.

What's the difference? They are both the same bloody thing.

What's the difference? Why are you so vague in life?

Imran Khan and Kapil are the same thing!

Coke and Pepsi are the same thing!

Jessia listen. You are an American.

Can you tell us if this is Coke or Pepsi?

I don't drink either.

You don't drink Coke? What sort of American are you?

A sensible sort.

I told you its Pepsi!

The war is all about this..

..the Americans will do anything to sell their Coke and Pepsi..

..this is exactly what they do. Suck all the oil out of a country..

.. and then fill it with Coke and Pepsi..

Why's he yelling at me? I don't even like Coke.. or Pepsi.

Its all about money isn't it? For you Americans?

I also want money.

How much do you get for these photographs of Taliban?

What's he saying?

He's asking how much you get for these photographs.

How many dollars for photograph of Taliban?

I don't know. Maybe 5, maybe 6 hundred.. - How much?

She says 500 to 600 dollars.

All right.. I will take 300 dollars!

What? - He wants 300 dollars.

If you don't give money, then I will snatch your camera.

We are from a poor country like yours.

We don't even get so much salary. I swear!

This guy hasn't even got his salary for the last two months.

Isn't it?

So Suhel, won't you offer your prayers?

Oh! Of course.. you are an Indian Muslim..

..what would you know about Islam..?

You're right, what would we know about Islam?

You are the guardians of our faith..

You keep an AK56 on your side and then pray.

His name isn't Imran. He is from the Pakistani army.

I can give him more money if he wants.

Salaam! Where is the American journalist?

She's coming with the Indian journalists.

Commander! The American journalist is not here.

He says that she is coming with the Indian journalists.

They're not here? He came alone? - Yes!

Hold him back till the journalists reach here. Ask him to park his car.

Park your car there and get down.

If his name is not Imran, why did he fight so much?

Whose photograph was that?

There she begins her interview again!

Not only will she get herself killed, but us too!

Whose photograph was that?

This was my daughter..



Haven't seen her in six years.


How could I? I have been fighting this war for 6 years.

What's he saying? - We'll tell you later.

Is she in Pakistan?

No. She stays here in Afghanistan.

I got her married in a village, this side of the border.

Our village is very close to the border on the other side.

So why didn't you ever meet her?

I tried once,

But she refused to meet.

Because I was in the Taliban, and she didn't approve of this.

She did not like their way of thinking..

..their behavior towards women..

..using force in the name of religion..

Were you Ok with all that?


My views were different.

Then why were you with them? - I was not with them.

I was only doing my duty.

You've got to obey orders in the Army. It's my right to do my duty.

What kind of duty, Imraan sir?

Performing that you have to be ashamed of your own children?

Go to sleep.

We're very near the border. We'll leave early tomorrow.

I was sure he's gonna shoot me.

Yeah, you crossed the line today.

You almost seem to enjoy these wars.

Don't you?

Me? Well.. after every trip to these hell holes..

..i promise myself never to return. But..

But you break your promise!

And you know why? To sell some more gore.

Some m ore inhuman horror stories to the world..

..that chose to do nothing when this place was burning.

And you know why I am doing it?

I hope publisher's will line up for my book.. when I write all this.

But what else do you think reporters can do?

Nothing, I guess. Other than knowing in their hearts..

That whatever they do.. is not enough.

What have you done?

Where are the reporters? They haven't come as yet.

It's really late.

There's a small problem. When the Indian reporters saved.. from the Hazara, there was a Talib with them.

Talib? Why didn't you tell that to me before?

I thought they'll tie the Talib up. But I think they're in trouble.

Tomorrow early morning, we must go there.

Get in!

Come on, guys!

We must drive out of this area fast.

What happened now?

This village is famous in Afghanistan as the village of thieves.


When they see a foreigner in a car, they push a donkey onto the road.

The moment the car hits the donkey..

..the entire village comes running out..

..screaming and shouting..

It was a special donkey..

It went to school.

It's a costly donkey.

And then?

Then they strip you of all your money.. and sometimes..

..even your clothes.

Great! That's all we needed!

But we don't need to worry. - Why?

Because ever since the Taliban collapsed.. many English journalists have passed this way..

..that all the donkeys in the village must be over..

Some still remain.. Now they drive cars..


Looks like a suicide bomber.

Fucking terrorist!

Shit! Sorry.. it wasn't meant for you.

Where are they? Show me! They were right here.

Where are they? I don't see anyone around.

I don't know where they've gone. - You're lying!

No! I swear to god they were here.


"Whatever I received, I accepted as destiny.."

"Whatever I received, I accepted as destiny.."

"I accepted as destiny.." "I accepted as destiny.."

"What got lost, I kept forgetting that.."

"What got lost, I kept forgetting that.."

"Every worry I decided to blow away as smoke.."

Perfect mood for a cigarette!

Sure! Sure!

"Where I can't differentiate between pain and joy.."

"..where I can't differentiate.." Amazing!

You're fond of Hindi songs?

Old Hindi film songs are my weakness..

..used to stealthily listen to Indian Radio as a kid..

Later I saw a lot of your films also.

Didn't the Taliban ban Hindi films?

They were uncultured idiots. I have been saying for years..

Give us Madhuri Dixit (Indian Actress) and take Kashmir..

She's gone now. Married and settled in America.

Everything nice that we have finally goes away to America.

What's the matter? What's going on here?

Some Taliban were trying to escape towards the border.

We've captured them.

Talib? - Yes, Talib!

These guys have captured two Taliban..

..who were trying to escape Towards the border.

They are killing them with their bare hands.

Who are they?

Indian journalists! Indian journalists?

Come take some pictures.

He says you should come out and shoot.

What do you say Suhel?

Should we tell them about him?

No, Jai. Let's get out of here.

Come on.

He's saying we must go to Torkhan.

Many Taliban soldiers were hiding there..

..and the Americans have Bombed that area heavily.

Hundreds have died. He says you will get great shots.

Ask them the way to Torkham.

I think we're lost!

No, he said keep going down the straight road.

This road looks straight to you?

Dude! Do you think you will find a road straighter than this here?

You have a point.

By the way, Imran Sahab, why are we going to Torkham?

My daughter's village is in Torkham.

Do you know exactly where the village is located?

I have a faint idea.. But how will I meet her?

It can be dangerous for her.

A man can't ask for a woman's whereabouts here.

Then meet her the same way you met us.

Burkha! - No I can't do that.

Why not?

You were happily running all around Kabul in that Burkha.

No its different here.

If I get caught, my daughter Zoya will be in trouble.

Then what do we do?

What's he saying?


I can't believe I am doing this.

Oh shit! I am, so sorry.

I knew she could play football.

Oh shit! I am so sorry. Are you okay?

What are you doing? What are you doing? Stop it!

I got hurt! I am so sorry.


You know her?

She lives there!

Can you take me to her? Come on, lets go.

We should have handed over the bastard to that mob.

But you seemed more interested in singing with him instead!

He still had a gun on him.

He could have easily taken down 10 to 15 of those villagers.

What's going on here?

The two Taliban were escaping. We caught hold of them.

Is he one of them?

Have a look at the other one! - No, none of them is the guy.

Have you seen an American lady with 4 men drive past?

Yes! - Which direction?

They've gone towards Torkhan - Torkhan? Let's rush!

I can't believe even these bastards have daughters!

Why didn't you speak to your daughter?

You guys are fortunate.. belong to a different world. You will never understand..

Imran Sahab.. deep down you are not such a bad guy..


And maybe if you weren't a Talib..

..we might have even been friends..

Yes.. like you guys say in India..

In another lifetime, perhaps..

Where are you running? Stop!

This firing seems to be happening nearby.

When did it start? A little while ago..

Okay. Stay alert!

Commander! - Yes!

A Talib has taken two Indian journalists behind those rocks!

We'll get them back. Guys, let's go!

Indian journalists!!.. This fucking car!!

What are you doing? Tell him now!


This is the local Mujahidin commander.

If you hand the Indian journalists over, he will let you go.

Let them go, you bastard!

The border is 5 minutes away.

I'm too close now to give up.

Either I cross the border, or all of us die.

Listen here..

..If you and your men.. don't leave this area in 5 minutes..

I'm going to shoot these guys one by one..

Don't be stupid, Imran Sahab.

If you leave us, the commander will let you go.

You really believe that these Afghans will let me live?

Me? A Talib!

But you're not like the Taliban.

Really..? And you will explain this to them?

Have you forgotten what they did to those two guys in the village?

Do you think my fate will be any better than that?

Don't fire like that! Didn't he say he'll shoot them if you fire?

But then it's impossible for you to escape from here.

Is that the last magazine?

Why don't you leave us and run away?

If I stop firing these guys will be here in less than a minute.

And it will take me at least 10 minutes to reach that hill.

Imran Sahab, give me your gun.

Give me the gun and run to your country as fast as you can.

I will keep firing in the air towards them..

..for the next 10 minutes.

They won't move ahead.

If I hand you the gun.. ..won't you shoot me?

You have no option but to trust me.

If you stay, you will surely die.

But if you give me the gun, you might just have a chance.

Just a moment Mr. Taliban. Here's a little gift from India?

Don't smoke any other cigarette.. you might get a sore throat.

You have helped me reach home..

..but you guys also need to go back, don't you?


Why's he firing in the air?

Can I, please?

Is this enough? - This is enough.

He must have reached Lahore by now.

Commander! The Talib is not here!

Why is this chap running straight towards us?

Sir, he could be one of our men!

How often do I need to repeat myself?

None of our men are on that side of the border!

He's seems to be headed here. Give him a warning shot! - Sir?


What the hell is he saying?

I think he's trying to tell us something..

I'm Subedar Major Jaan Mohammed.. Frontier Guards..

Should we allow him near the post?

No need. Fire another warning shot!

Sir, he is unarmed! - Fire!

Why are you firing?

Are you mad? Listen to me, please!

I'm.. Subedar Major Jaan Mohammed..

I'm.. Subedar Major Jaan Mohammed..

He has come too close..

If he tries to cross the water, shoot him down!

Sir, it seems he's one of us!

Our men are not in Afghanistan..


John Mohammad.

So this was the story of our Journey with the enemy.

But why was he the enemy?

I mean, for 2 days we were just 5 guys ..

..traveling together in Kabul Express.

We all felt fear, we all felt anger.

All of us enjoyed singing and we all enjoyed cricket.

Well.. almost all.

Our following days in Kabul were not even remotely as exciting as..

..the two days we spent with Imraan.

But in our report that we made for television, we had to cut out..

..most of what we had seen And experienced with Imraan.

After all Taliban is still the enemy and how could we tell the..

..audience that we almost made friends with one?

I don't know what finally happened to Imran..

..but I hope he reached home and is happy wherever he is.


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