Escape from Taliban

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  • 2000
  • 2 hr 46 min
  • 4.5  (218)

Escape from Taliban is a 2003 Indian film that revolves around the story of a woman who leaves her city life and career to marry a man in Afghanistan. However, her life turns into a nightmare when she gets trapped in the Taliban's regime after her husband gets killed by them. The film is based on the book "Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" written by Sushmita Banerjee.

The movie showcases the journey of Sushmita (played by Manisha Koirala) who marries a Muslim man named Jaanbaz (played by Nawab Shah) and moves to Afghanistan. Things take a turn for the worse when the Taliban takes over the country, and Jaanbaz is accused of being a spy. He is subsequently executed by the Taliban, and Sushmita finds herself trapped in the house with no way out.

Driven by the need to escape from the brutal regime, Sushmita makes several attempts but always fails. However, she gets help from a few women and the US-led coalition forces that were fighting against the Taliban.

Escape from Taliban showcases the struggles and challenges faced by Sushmita as she tries to find a way out of Afghanistan while being trapped in the country. The film portrays the inhumane treatment meted out to women by the Taliban, who are forbidden from working or studying and have to wear burqas at all times.

The movie highlights the courage and resilience of the human spirit, with the central character Sushmita showing immense strength and determination to break free from the Taliban's hold. Despite the odds stacked against her, Sushmita never gives up and keeps trying to find a way out of Afghanistan, no matter how dangerous it is.

The film also sheds light on the importance of education and how it can change lives. Sushmita, who is a teacher by profession, teaches the local women in Afghanistan, but the Taliban forbids them from attending her classes.

Escape from Taliban delivers a powerful message about the importance of freedom and the fight against oppression. It is a movie that is not just entertaining but also educative, as it provides insights into the plight of women under the Taliban regime.

The lead actors, Manisha Koirala and Nawab Shah, deliver excellent performances, with Koirala's portrayal of a trapped woman being hauntingly realistic. The cinematography captures the beauty of Afghanistan, but also the stark reality of everyday life under the Taliban.

Overall, Escape from Taliban is a gripping film that portrays the harrowing experiences of a woman living under the Taliban regime. It's a must-watch for people who want to know more about the plight of Afghan women and their struggles in a world plagued by political turmoil and oppression.

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    2 hr 46 min
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    4.5  (218)