Escape from Taliban

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Escape From Taliban
Escape From Taliban 2004 DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Ujjal Chattopadhyaya
Produced by Ashok Khemka
Vijay Nopany
Written by Sushmita Banerjee (book A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife)
Ujjal Chattopadhyaya (screenplay)
Shubhrajyoti (dialogue)
Starring Manisha Koirala
Nawab Shah (actor)
Music by Babul Bose
Cinematography Vivek Banerjee
Edited by Ujjal Nandi
Release date
  • 14 February 2003 (2003-02-14)
Running time
166 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Escape From Taliban is a 2003 Indian film that is directed by Ujjal Chattopadhyaya. The film is based on the story A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife by Sushmita Banerjee, who fled Afghanistan in 1995 after six years of living there with her Afghan husband.[1] During that time, the Taliban issued a death sentence for her because she refused to abide by their rule on converting to Islam.[2] Sushmita Banerjee, whose book inspired this movie, was shot dead by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan in September 2013.[3]


Title Singer(s)
"Aye Jaane Jaa" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
"Titli Si Ud Chali" Alka Yagnik, Sana Aziz
"Jeete Hain Yahan" Sneha Pant, Chorus
"Kahan Se Aate Hain" Asha Bhonsle
"Rimil Baba" Sadhana Sargam, Babul Supriyo, Sonu Nigam


  1. ^ Chandrika Narayan; Masoud Popalzai (5 September 2013). "Afghan militants target, kill female author, police say". CNN. 
  2. ^ Jeevan Vasagar. "Direct from Bollywood: Taliban the musical." The Guardian. 19 February 2003.
  3. ^ "Indian Author Sushmita Banerjee killed by Taliban in Afghanistan". Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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