Phantom | Movie Review 28 Aug 2015   511


Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Zeeshan Ayub
Direction: Kabir Khan
Genre: Action
Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

A shamed army officer, Daniyal Khan (Saif) is living a life of anonymity. Court-martialed because evidence points out that he was not with his team when the enemy attacked, he yearns to earn his stripes back.
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There is a gripping scene in this film when one of the key characters desperately asks a few navy officers, “Do you remember that night of 26/11 when you felt the most helpless and vulnerable?” That line and the film brings back that dreaded feeling that most of us went
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An interesting combination of fact and fiction, Kabir Khan’s Phantom is the story of one man eliminating the four masterminds of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a disgraced army officer, is living a life of isolation till the head of RAW
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Bollywood Hungama:

Bollywood has witnessed many a ‘novel’ idea of adapting a book into a movie. There have been many testimonies to the same in the form of novel-turned-movies. This week’s release PHANTOM too is an adaptation of journalist-turned-author S.Hussain Zaidi’s best seller ‘Mumbai Avengers’.
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NDTV Movies:

Fact, fiction and fantasy are mixed in slapdash style in Phantom. Some parts of the explosive drama that co-writer and director Kabir Khan creates are gripping, but the rest of the action is either poorly paced or painfully perfunctory.
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The Indian Express:

The last Bollywood outing to Pakistan, crafted by Kabir Khan, involved a naïve lover of Hanuman, who was a little thick between the ears but had a lot of heart. Parts of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ were cheerfully subversive, cheeky, and fresh
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India Today:

In 2013, Bollywood imagined an idyllic world where RAW agents turned superheroes and nabbed Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan and brought him to India. That was Nikhil Advani’s D-Day, which saw India avenge for the 1993 blasts in Bombay.
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Stay away from Phantom; it gives audiences a raw deal, cautions Raja Sen. Old jungle saying: cast a film well. There is a lot that a film-going audience can forgive in a production — from continuity errors to script flaws, from incoherent cinematography to weak plots.
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