Phantom Movie Review Hindi
Review for the film " Phantom"
Runtime: 2 Hours 27 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 28-08-2015
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
3 / 5.0

Plot: The film essayed in the backdrop of Mumbai Blast in November 2008, which is a straight adaptation from the Hussain Zaidi’s book.

Critics also claim that, the film is inspired by the movie ‘Munich’, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, which was based on the Munich massacre in the 1972 summer Olympics. However, the screenplay and direction is not as perfect what was seen by Steven Spielberg. Even the star cast of Katrina and Saif Ali Khan seem to be a misfit. The film fails to be a spy entertainer like” Ek Tha Tiger”, which was directed by Kabir earlier.

The beautiful locations in the film seem to be eye-catchy! Be it in United Kingdom, London, Turkey, England, Lebanon or Chandigarh, which leaves you really awestruck. The first half of the movie is really good, but later, the script gets weakened. In this film, the script revolves around two avengers, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Saif plays Daniyal, a disgraced Army officer, who accepts the mission impossible and Katrina plays Nawaz, who works for an American security company, and joins Saif in his mission.

Although it is a post 26/11 spy thriller, that revolved around global terrorism and demanded Pakistan as a backdrop, the film was not shot in Pakistan at all. Since, the unit felt it would not be safe to shoot the scenes in the border; they created a Pakistan in Malerkotla in Punjab showing narrow lanes, mosques and even local people.

Director Kabir Khan has concentrated on multiple car chases, killings and massacres and lost his grip in the storyline. Katrina looks pretty in the role of Parsi agent. She also remembers her childhood, having tea with chocolate at the Taj Mahal Hotel Café, but it does not seem to be impressive. While Saif looks very much convinced playing the sequel of AgentVinod, as we do not have Tom Cruise or Daniel Cragi to add glamour to our Indian spy thrillers.

Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and his trusted men Rajesh Tailang and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub plan a covert operation in the movie and are impressive in the performance. Overall, the film is good in some part and could have been much better if the script was stronger, keeping an eye in the name of justice to avenge the Mumbai attacks. The film has hit the theaters on 28 August, 2015.