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Phantom (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 28 August 2015 (India)
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A disgraced Indian soldier carries out a series of assassinations in the hope of restoring his honour.

Director:

Kabir Khan

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Hussain Zaidi (story), Kabir Khan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Saif Ali Khan ... Daniyal Khan
Katrina Kaif ... Nawaz Mistry
Sabyasachi Chakraborty ... R.A.W. Chief Roy
Rajesh Tailang ... Raw Agent Alok
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hervey Afiune Hervey Afiune ... Otto Bexley
Elyas Ahmad Elyas Ahmad ... TBA
Farah Ahmed ... Commuter / Cricket Spectator
Brandi Alexander ... Court Clerk
Mohammed Ali Mohammed Ali ... Cricket Spectator
Manoj Anand ... Cricket Spectator
Jane Clark Anderson Jane Clark Anderson ... Cricket Spectator
Darren Andrichuk ... Policeman
Claire Ashton ... Mother in Danger
Ravi Aujla Ravi Aujla
Raj Awasti ... Commuter / Cricket Spectator
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Storyline

Phantom is a political action thriller that unfolds across various countries around the world. The plot revolves around protagonist Daniyal, whose journey to seek justice takes him from India to Europe, America and the volatile Middle East. However, he finds out that in a mission like this, there is always a price to pay, in this case, a very personal price.

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A story you wish were true

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Daniyal Khan See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,874,592 (India), 30 August 2015

Gross USA:

$207,921
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Both baby and phantom were released in the year 2015 and these movies were banned in Pakistan and both these movies are based on same terrorist group. The main terrorist character in both the movies was based on the same real life terrorist. See more »

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Well-made movie, though I have mixed feelings
3 September 2015 | by AishFanSee all my reviews

Tackling the easy part of the review first: looking strictly technically, this movie is very well-made. The suspense is gripping, and the thrills keep you on the edge of your seat. I felt my heart beat faster during the climax! The action scenes are awesome as is the cinematography with so many diverse locales captured so aesthetically around the world. The chaos shown in war-torn Syria is very well-depicted. Direction is also on par with some good performances.

The story is very gripping. Films based on books (Mumbai Avengers) are almost always better than those copied off other films (which unfortunately seems to happen a majority of the time in Bollywood). The machinations behind murders, sequence of events surrounding each incident, and the plot in general is very clever. The final two scenes really pull at your heartstrings and are very powerful.

Phantom brings many disturbing truths to the surface. Most shocking to me is the U.S.'s harboring of terrorists within its borders and using refugee camps as an excuse to supply weapons to jihadists. However, honestly, I am not surprised as the U.S. government is known to spread more violence throughout the world than any other country to profit from the business of bloodshed, and I know the American government gave birth to the Taliban during the Cold War in an effort to crush Russia. It's something that makes me ashamed of being an American.

It must be apparent now that I am not an advocate of war, violence, or hatred. I am a Gandhian and fully believe in the fact that "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Given that, I do not support the path of vigilante "justice" proposed in Phantom. Bloodshed only gives birth to more terrorists, even if the person dying deserves to be killed. I never supported America's "War on Terrorism" (some paradox that is) nor would I support India carrying out something of this sort. The film raises the point, "If America can do it, why can't we?" My answer to that is, "Two wrongs don't make a right."

In conclusion, the movie is very well-made with a great story and plot. You do cheer for the protagonist--after all he is trying to kill the masterminds of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai--something very painfully close to all of our hearts. How can one not want to see them die? However, putting aside the passion invoked in the heat of the action scenes, I do not support the message delivered--one that promotes hatred, violence, and revenge. We've had enough of such movies going back to the highly provocative Gadar and all the J.P. Dutta films. Through movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, we need to build a peaceful world for future generations.


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