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Phantom (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 28 August 2015 (India)
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A disgraced Indian soldier carries out a series of assassinations in the hope of restoring his honour.

Director:

Kabir Khan

Writers:

Hussain Zaidi (story), Kabir Khan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Saif Ali Khan ... Daniyal Khan
Katrina Kaif ... Nawaz Mistry
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty ... R.A.W. Chief Roy
Rajesh Tailang ... Raw Agent Alok
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hervey Afiune Hervey Afiune ... Otto Bexley
Elyas Ahmad Elyas Ahmad ... TBA
Farah Ahmed Farah Ahmed ... Commuter / Cricket Spectator
Brandi Alexander ... Court Clerk
Mohammed Ali Mohammed Ali ... Cricket Spectator
Manoj Anand ... Cricket Spectator
Jane Clark Anderson Jane Clark Anderson ... Cricket Spectator
Darren Andrichuk ... Policeman
Claire Ashton ... Mother in Danger
Ravi Aujla Ravi Aujla
Raj Awasti ... Commuter / Cricket Spectator
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Storyline

Phantom is a political action thriller that unfolds across various countries around the world. The plot revolves around protagonist Daniyal, whose journey to seek justice takes him from India to Europe, America and the volatile Middle East. However, he finds out that in a mission like this, there is always a price to pay, in this case, a very personal price.

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A story you wish were true

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Daniyal Khan See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$207,921
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Katrina Kaif's third film with director 'Kabir Khan' after New York (2009) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012) See more »

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Referenced in Making of 'Phantom' (2016) See more »

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Written by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Produced by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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What could have been a taut-edge-of-seat thriller fizzles out to be a super boring affair
29 August 2015 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Films like Madras Cafe, BABY, The Attacks Of 26/11 and D-Day experimented with the subject of political thriller. Phantom had right intention in place but wafer-thin screenplay and lack of common sense swags away the film.

A suspended army officer (played by Saif Ali Khan) is hired to assassinate the Lakshar-e-toiba commanders to seek justice for 26/11 victims and redeem his honor.

Citing an example of US operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan which tracked down the world's most deadliest terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, Kabir Khan chooses the desi version of Zero Dark Thirty(2012). He had the perfect ingredients to make this a pakka action-thriller but weak direction makes this film easily forgettable. Couple of scenes will question your logic – How can one person single-handedly capture the Laksher-e- Toiba commanders traveling all over the world ? David Coleman Headley's deportation is easily shown. Katrina Kaif's childhood memory is handled with immaturity. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan is not in form this time. What could have been a taut-edge-of-seat thriller fizzles out to be a super boring affair.Based on the Hussain Zaidi's book 'Mumbai Avengers', the screenplay falters and editing looses the track. The silver lining is spellbinding art direction and eye-catching cinematography. Music by Pritam is a big letdown. Coming to performances, Saif Ali Khan emotes same expression throughout the film. Katrina Kaif's Hindi accent will give you headache. Surprisingly, the actress has been in the industry for quite some time and still her acting and accent has not improved.

Overall, Phantom is boring. What could have been a taut-edge-of-seat thriller fizzles out to be a super boring affair. Below average 2/5.

– Ketan Gupta


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