Kaafila means a ?Group of People Travelling Together?. As the title suggests, it is a story of ?Kaafila?. But this Kaafila is of Illegal Immigrants. These Immigrants are travelling to United Kingdom in hope of Earning Big Money and become successful in their lives. But their dreams turn sour as they have to go into hiding because of an Immoral Travel Agent who lures them to some place in Eastern Europe. They have to stay there for six months because of their Illegal status.
With no one to help them out of their troubles they become familiar with each other and hope to get out of their misery. After facing many adversities they manage to get out of there only to face more grim circumstances with death waiting for them at every juncture. They have to undergo harrowing experiences including travelling in a ship which has people like them bundled like match sticks in box. Their journey takes toll on them with each member falling prey to death in the form of sinking ship and snow.
Reduced to a mere dozen these form a strong bond on account of their terrifying experience in spite of their ethnicity. But their troubles are yet to end as they find themselves facing a group of Russian smugglers dealing in nuclear weapons and the afghan militants. There is some hope in the wake of an Afghani girl (Polina Stoynova) who meets them and introduces them to Sameer (Sunny Deol).
Sameer is a Pakistani Nationalist. He becomes their protector and saves them from many attacks from various people. The group starts believing that Sameer is the Light of their Hopes and only he can save them. But as the ?Kaafila? keeps travelling from one country to another including Tajikistan, Russia and back to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Uncertainty starts creeping up in the minds of the dozen about motive of mysterious Sameer.
Is Sameer really their deliverer or is he a hidden danger?
Their questions are about to be answered as they reach borders of India and Pakistan where the story comes to its mesmerizing culmination point.
Sunny Deol playing a role of a Loyal Pakistani is unconventional for an actor who has played Anti-Pakistan character roles in his previous movies. The movie has Bulgarian model Polina Stoynova making her Debut as the female lead in a hindi movie. The movie also features two Pakistani actress?s Sana Nawaz and Mona Lisa. Kaafila has extensive footage from various regions of Ladakh, Manali, Mumbai, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and UK forming the backdrop of the story.
Kaafila deals with Illegal Immigration and its harsh consequences. The consequence faced by Illegal Immigrants is depicted through a group of certain individuals who are from different countries.