Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

Review : Phantom (Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif)


Release date : Aug 28th, 2015 Rating : 3/5

Director : Kabir Khan

Producer : Sajid Nadiadwala, Siddharth Roy Kapur

Music Director :   Pritam, Komail Shayan

Starring : Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif

Another Kabir Khan’s story dealing with India Pakistan relation hits the theaters today. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, lets see how Phantom is…


The film starts with a narration and presentation of footage, pictures and other clippings from the 26/11 attacks in 2008. The film then moves into 2015, where certain authorities decide to seek justice for the 2008 disaster,and hires a former Army officer Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan) for their mission.

Daniyal has been hired by RAW for a mission to kill the Pakistani terrorists, who were involved in the horrific 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. He is made to meet Nawaz Mistry (Katrina Kaif), a former RAW agent. She helps Daniyal on his mission.

Did Daniyal and Nawaz able to chase the culprits of 26/11 attacks??? This forms the rest of the story…

Plus points:

Kabir surely knows how to keep his viewers engaged with his taut storytelling. He smartly does not involve or mention any country or religion in the picture and keeps all sentiments intact.

Coming to the performances, Saif gets into the character smartly and showcases a decent act. Another good thing about the film is his amazing story telling, which is definitely nail-biting and engaging in parts.

The second part with all the revenge and action may keep you on the edge of your seat. The climax is worth all your money.

Minus Points:

I have and I believe many of you too have a little complaint we want Saif to resolve. Its high time that he starts changing his facial expressions. However, he acts well and really got to work hard when it comes to emoting.

Katrina on the other hand, appears a total unnecessity in the film. Her character also feels a hindrance in the plot at some points. Rest of the supporting cast, inspite of being good actors have been terribly wasted.

Technical aspects:

The film has its moments, but most of which make no sense. The story is set in land where anything and everything can happen without reasoning. Even though Kabir’s last film too dealt with India Pakistan scenario, patriotism has to be handled with care even in movies.

Kabir taken too many cinematic liberties here, making the screenplay boring at times. Kabir knows how to make his film look good, and the agenda here are beautiful locations.

The flick travels from Mumbai, moves on to Kashmir, then London, Chicago, Beirut, Syria and finally Pakistan. Some of the locations are breathtaking. The dialogues are fine and just as many of Kabir Khan’s movies, the action sequences are amazing.


If you too, somehow were a part of the dreaded 26/11 mishap, you would, just like me, would absolutely want this Kabir Khan to be true in every sense. While we only dream of punishing the minds, Kabir Khan does it for us. With its own share of negatives, the film can be watched ones to make your dream come true. Rating : 3/5

Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta