Today I decided to watch this movie after waited for such a long time and PHANTOM did reach my expectation and it was great! Not just great but brilliant movie just like New York! Despite being banned by Pakistan and being criticize due to its content and negative reviews, this movie is actually the bomb! Negative reviews from haters and Pakistani or Muslim that think Phantom will insult them in movie like this. But hell NO! Phantom is telling us about terrorist organisation but use religion as their shield.
My friends at Twitter know what level of trust I put in Kabir, Saif and Kat. Since the day UTV post the first still of Phantom, I cannot stop following about this movie. I love true events and I love Kabir's work.
Director : Kabir Khan
Adaptation from : Mumbai Avengers novel by S. Hussain Zaidi
Cast : Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sohaila Kapur, Rajesh Tailang
Synopsis : Phantom is a movie about India who seek justice after 26/11 attacks from terrorist. From London, Beirut, Syria to Pakistan, Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan) and Nawaz Mistry (Katrina Kaif) try to track down the real criminal behind the attack and upcoming attacks at that time.
With the concept of 'A Story You Wish Were True', Phantom brings you the best out of the best from Kabir's perspective of the attackers. Saif did justice to Daniyal Khan's character and so did Kat. As Kabir had mentioned before, Kat has improved in Phantom, and yupp she did.
I love Saif-Kat's chemistry since they were in Race before. In Phantom, they have done their job beautifully and the small amount of love scene between these two agents in this movie actually makes me fall in love even more because Kabir keep it realistic. We can sense their feelings towards each other but they don't express it exaggerately.
Phantom is an action genre movie which Saif and Kat had done such great thing. Love Saif's action scene when he is in prison and in Syria and also in Pakistan. But I'm not sure if Saif using double body or stuntman for that scene. Kat also shines throughout her action scene in Syria. But what kepts me wondering doesn't she feels uneasy with her hair at all? She doesn't even tie up her long hair except in medical centre.
Salute for the suspense which make me glued and don't even blink especially when Saif press the remote for bomb at rally. Also other scene during their mission. Several times I said they're finished but Kabir make it the other way around but when I thought they're safe from danger Kabir proved me wrong. Hey ho! Big clap! I use my brain for this movie and I enjoyed it!
I am happy when Saif got a strong quote from this movie which is when he met Hareez Said with gun and said 'You always ask what India wants, what India wants. India wants... JUSTICE!' Woohoooo!
I love Pritam's work in Phantom's music. My oh my, it starts with Afghan Jalebi for promo. For the first time I heard it, I can't stop playing it then Saware come up and guess who sung it? Arijit Singh!! And it feels great when Kabir didn't waste his screentime. He put song with the movie ongoing with the strong content. The music always on point and heightened up my emotions. And it did brilliantly at the ending. I cried so hard watching the ending scene with Saware song was playing :'(
The supporting role are great as well. Even doesn't have many screentime but their acting is just perfect! But I hate it when Kabir end the nurse character by making her shoot herself after being caught by police. Suicide is forbidden in Islam, so how she will enter the Jannah and meet her son? If only Kabir ends her by being hit with a car when she runs away from clinic or any tragic accident.
I love the ending which is not typical and emotional. With Saware at the background and Kat's emotion, I feel carried away and cannot stop crying. I cried even hard when Kat took a sip of tea in front of Taj as she and Saif had promised to do so after the mission end. I cannot control my emotion that time. Kudos Kabir and Kat!
I rate this movie with 9/10! Worth to watch and this movie definitely have something to offer!