Phantom - Movie Review
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif; Director: Kabir Khan; Rating:*** 1/2 (3 and a half stars)
26/11/2008, a date that runs a chill down our spine even
today; a date when the city that never sleeps (Mumbai) came to a standstill. Many
of our loved ones and valiant ones lost their lives to get the situation under
control. A city that's known for its glitz and glamour witnessed one of the
darkest days in its history. Today after more than six years, bullet marks have
been plastered; broken window panes have been repaired; but have the wounds
engraved in the hearts healed? The people who caused all the havoc fall into a
deep slumber every night, when 1000 others still weep themselves to sleep.
Kabir Khan's Phantom is a fictional take on what should have
been done to those murderous people who are roaming the world freely and
without a trace of guilt.
Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Daniyal Khan in the movie, which
is a court marshalled army officer and strives to get back his dignity. Saif
has done a very intense role which much precision. He looks suave and puts
together a good show. Even though the movie is a work of fiction, Saif makes it
quite believable. The action sequences are very real, especially the Syria
sequence in the film, gets you to the edge of your seat. Katrina Kaif essays
the role of a Nawaz Mistry who works for an arms and ammunition suppling agency.
She does a decent job with her role and proves it that she could work in movies
without breaking into a song or looking glamourous.
One performance that has been really worth mentioning is Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub He plays the role of an R&AW agent. He adds comic element to the movie and a fun part in it. The serious side of him is also great. Now is that you realize that he has been underrated and has given great performances in movies like Jannat 2, Ranjhana and the latest being Tanu Weds Manu Returns. A true performer. Three cheers to him for this one.
Kabir Khan proves it yet again after a Kabul Express, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and now Phantom. He churns out yet another edge of the seat thriller. The editing is crisp and impeccable and is great movie watching experience. This one is a must watch for all those who felt the tremor of the 26/11 attacks and also everyone who feels the accused should be given a strong and sustaining answer. It is fiction you would wish would come true.
6 years ago
It is beautiful movie and in this movie Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif acted very well but the best thing of the movie was Kabir Khan's directions.
7 years ago
AWESOME !! I already booked my ticket. All good Reviews are enough to increase all excitement ,after a promising Theatrical Trailer
7 years ago
Anxiously waiting to see this movie! Hope it is a big HIT