I love Kabir Khan’s intentions and his patriotism.
Right from Kabul Express to Newyork to Ek Tha Tiger to Bajrangi Bhaijaan and now Phantom.
Phantom was getting filmed before Bajrangi. The release was paused and they got on with Bajrangi instead. Probably an apt time to release an SK film. However, I enjoyed Bajrangi wayyyy more than Phantom. Maybe coz it had the real ‘Nawaaz’ and not Katrina Kaif named ‘Nawaaz’. No really! That’s her character’s name in Phantom.
Phantom is based on wishful thinking.
America got inside of Pak and killed the man who shouldn’t be named, what if we did the same to the culprits of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai? Such a noble and provoking thought!
Saif was the chosen one. The Phantom! Who is assigned the job of eradicating all the masterminds of the attacks after 7 years, in 2015. It’s an unofficial mission and I was with Saif on every step. He’s so stylish, yet believable. I was the happiest when he took down Hedley. It actually was relieving, even though it isn’t a true story.
But post that the movie began losing its grip. Unfortunately for me, all the good ‘actors’ kept dying.
Zeeshan Ayyub as Samit was really convincing. That guy is an amaze actor and he proved it in this one too.
The best thing about Kabir Khan is how delicately and smartly he deals with religion. And he convinces you to love the good and distinguish the bad from it.
There’s this really catchy song ‘Afghan Jalebi’ in the second half at this really sweet boy’s wedding. He’s naive, which makes him lovable. When he gets beaten up by a few cops, the pain in his wife’s eyes was more convincing than Katrina in the entire movie.