An issue that has plagued countries from not just years or decades but centuries.
Thousands of hopeful people who travel continents in search of a better life through illegal means, only to find their hopes being dashed and their lives risked.
KAAFILA is the story of one such group. A group which thought that moving over to a new country would turn around their lives for better. Little did they know that the situation they were getting into would only endanger their lives and give such a blow which would leave a mark not just on their body but even their soul.
This was a large group that had it's eyes set on UK - an ultimate haven for thousands of illegal migrants. Agent nexus around the globe made sure that the true picture never got cleared for the innocent men who thought that once they would set their feet on the foreign shores, their troubles would eradicate forever.
Well, their troubles had just begun!
First and foremost they had to live a life in the hiding all the way in Eastern Europe due to some trouble that no one could see coming. On the advice of their agent, they spent as many as 6 months in foreign lands where they had absolutely no one to support. With no job, no food and no shelter, they looked upon each other to gather hope, courage and the will power to live.
This troublesome journey meant that they had death as a constant companion. There were many lives lost in every step they took, whether it meant traversing through the beastly jungles or cramping themselves in small ships.
Men died left, right and center and in the end there were just 12 of them who remained alive.
12 men who had nothing common amongst them but the spirit to live a better life
12 men who belonged to different countries and communities
12 men who formed a kaafila
Even as their trouble was far from ever, there came more of it in the form of Russian mafia that dealt with plutonium smuggling racket. If this wasn't enough, there was more to come in the form of militants from the Afghan border.
With nil hopes of survival and their future looking bleak, they finally saw hope in the form of Sameer [Sunny Deol], the mysterious man of the mountains!
Now it was up to Sameer to make sure that he kept the 12 men together and make them reach their destination safely. This journey again traversed from countries as diverse as India, Tajakistan, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan!
But there was some tension building up within the group.
Was Sameer really the one he seemed?
Was Sameer the one who could be trusted?
Was Sameer really their savior or someone whose real identity was not known to any?
Was Sameer really going to save them from trouble or did he have some other plans of his own?
Who was Sameer?
Directed by Amitoj Maan who has also enacted an important role in the film, KAAFILA stars beauties like Sana Nawaz (a top ranking feature film actress from Pakistan), Mona Lisa (top ranking television actress from Pakistan) and Polina Stoynova (Bulgarian super model and actress) as the leading ladies.
Shot in Mumbai, North India, Ladakh, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan and many other foreign locales, KAAFILA is aiming at an August 10 release.