• Kusumita Das
    Kusumita Das
    Deccan Chronicle


    The film dares to throw some unsettling questions, one of them being, are Pakistani locals supportive of the militant outfits in their country? It even shows the ISI as hand in glove with the LeT. Disturbing scenarios yes, but they explain why the film has been banned in Pakistan. Phantom is no more just 147 minutes of big screen time. The reel and the real Phantom episodes have packed in an almost filmi irony bawling out the difference between the story that should have been and the story that is.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    As cinema, this thriller is over-simplified, though the gloss adds to the large-screen appeal. Saif is adept; Kat is pretty appealing (pun on the pretty because her make-up is intact even in the battlefield). Zeeshan and his jingoism in the climax gives you that proud-India moment. And, if you’re still licking the wounds of that senseless Mumbai massacre, then Phantom is the balm you should reach out for.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    In the month of Independence Day, Phantom is the perfect film to fuel up the patriotic spirit. Go for it.

  • PHANTOM is a good action film which runs high on patriotism and will appeal to every Indian worldover. Highly Recommended.

  • Phantom could have been a terrific film but somehow it never really involves the audience completely into its narrative. It is good in parts and definitely watchable but a different lead cast and more cohesive writing would have done wonders to this script.

  • The climax is worth the ticket money. Watch this film. Flaws aside, it talks of a real concern facing all of us, even while taking a flight of fantasy.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    The creative zest to tell a rock-solid story in a language that is both virile and sensitive comes from director Kabir Khan himself who films S Hussain Zaidi’s fantasy novel with a reliable quotient of compelling scenes and characters. Dark sinister and utterly riveting, Phantom is a brave ballsy thriller that yanks Kabir Khan aeons away from the arcadian idealism of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

  • Rukmini Chopra
    Rukmini Chopra
    Bollywood Life


    Do not miss this film. It will win you over, thanks to Kabir Khan’s vision and implementation of the same. I stand convinced that this truly is a story I wish were true. Kabir has simply highlighted what most of us feel and would want in reality. A brilliant plot, teamed with thrilling action, Phantom is a must watch.

  • Even though the protagonists fall in love, the good thing about the film is that it avoids degenerating into a romance with unnecessary displays of love and meaningless songs — though Arijit Singh’s Saware at the end of the film is a good listen. Even the one wedding song was made an essential part of the mission. The action and thrills stay right through to the end.

  • Bolstered with the razor sharp editing skills that put a seasoned surgeon to shame, excellent cinematography and commendable screenplay, Kabir Khan delivers a cinematic treat that entertain as well as thrill you. The movie is technically supreme too. A special mention here for the background score and the action sequences where the expertise employed is on par with the international standards.

  • The unexpected twists and turns in the plot with no dull moments makes Phantom movie a gripping watch.

  • With exquisite cinematography, charming shots and stellar stunts, Phantom scores as a terrific, taut, crisp, nail-biting thriller that will easily be unmatched for a long time to come. When we see the final shot of Taj and Gateway, it is hard to miss the feeling of satisfaction Kabir has conjured up. So what if isn’t true yet, some day the souls of those killed on that gruesome night will be avenged. Some day…

  • …the one thing about this film which is worth mentioning is that it is indeed a story which you wish were true. We are going for three stars for ‘Phantom’ since it has a gripping storyline, is well directed and is also sans the regular brainless stuff.