Phantom (2015)

India| August 2015| 135 min| Hindi
Phantom (2015)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Color Color
Certification UK:15 , India:UA , Canada:PG (British Columbia) , Ireland:15A
Other Titles Daniyal Khan
Locations Kashmir, India
Punjab, India
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Beirut, Lebanon
London, England, UK
Director Kabir Khan
Lead Cast Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Rajesh Tailang, Shahnawaz Pradhan
Trailer
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Plot Summary
Phantom is a political thriller that follows events across various countries. The story follows male protagonist Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a disgraced Indian soldier, who sets out on a mission to seek justice. As part of the mission he travels from India to Europe, America, and Middle East, and carries out a number of assassinations in the hope of reinstating his honour.#Phantom is a political thriller that follows events across various countries. The story follows male protagonist Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a disgraced Indian soldier, who sets out on a mission to seek justice. Indian RAW chief (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty) and his trusted men (Rajesh Tailang, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub) plan a daring covert operation to take revenge on the men who planned the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. However, in absence of permission from the Home Minister, they have to keep everything under wraps. In order to achieve the mission's target maintaining heavy secrecy, they handpick Daniyal, who is convicted for murder and jailed, to be sent as a phantom to neighbouring countries and carry out the assassinations. Daniyal grabs this opportunity as his last resort to restore his honour, and sets out on a journey to seek justice, and travels from India to Europe, America, and Middle East. In the journey he is accompanied and helped by former RAW agent Nawaz Mistry (Katrina Kaif). What remains to be seen is whether Daniyal succeeds in the mission, restores his lost pride, or whether he pays a hefty price for this deadly mission.
Trivia
Phantom (2015) is based on Hussain Zaidi’s novel Mumbai Avengers, which is about the aftermath of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

This film is inspired by the movie Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg.

Fardeen Khan was the initial choice to play the role of Daniyal Khan in the movie. Since Fardeen has not been signing any movie contracts since 2010, the role went to Saif Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif have reportedly learnt Kurdish and Arabic for their roles.

This film is director Kabir Khan's second big release of 2015, after Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015).
Saif Ali Khan Daniyal Khan
Katrina Kaif Nawaz Mistry
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty RAW Chief
Rajesh Tailang Raw Agent Alok
Shahnawaz Pradhan Hariz Saeed
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Sohaila Kapur
Director Kabir Khan
Producer Sidharth Roy Kapoor
Sajid Nadiadwala
Executive Producer Rajan Kapoor
Writer Hussain Zaidi(story)
Kabir Khan(screenplay)
Parveez Sheikh(screenplay)
Kabir Khan(dialogue)
Kausar Munir(dialogue)
Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya
Kausar Munir
Music Composer PritamJulius Packiam(background music)
Singers Arijit Singh
Komail Shayan
Asrar
Shahid Mallya
Shahid Mallya
Choreographers Ahmed Khan
Cinematographer Aseem Mishra
Action Director Shyam Kaushal
Peter Pedrero
Film Editor Aarif Sheikh
Casting Director Honey Trehan
Production Designer Paul McCulloch
Zeina Nawar
Sukant Panigrahy
Rajat Poddar
Art Director Caroline Bailey
Sapna Chandra
Paul McCulloch
George Morris
Parijat Poddar
Parijat Poddar
Costume Designer Subarna Ray Chaudhuri
Production Companies Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
UTV Motion Pictures
Distributor UTV Motion Pictures
Song # 1Afghan Jalebi - I
Written byAmitabh Bhattacharya
Composed byPritam
Performed byAsrar
 
Song # 2Saware
Written byAmitabh Bhattacharya
Composed byPritam
Performed byArijit Singh,   Komail Shayan
 
Song # 3Nachda
Written byKausar Munir
Composed byPritam
Performed byShahid Mallya
 
Song # 4Afghan Jalebi - II
Written byAmitabh Bhattacharya
Composed byPritam
Performed byAkhtar Channal
 
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

The Hindu|Review by Anuj Kumar
Based on Hussain Zaidi’s “Mumbai Avengers”, the film suffers from the same flaws as the novel. Zaidi’s first attempt at fiction has a strong base of facts but when he enters in the fictional space he fumbles.
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NA
NDTV|Review by Saibal Chatterjee
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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2.5
The Indian Express|Review by Shubhra Gupta
Kabir Khan's thriller, Phantom, starring Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif is disappointing, there is no crackle, only fizz.
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1.5
Mid-Day|Review by Shubha Shetty-Saha
Watch this film. Flaws aside, it talks of a real concern facing all of us, even while taking a flight of fantasy.
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