Kabir Khan tweeted the first official trailer of Phantom last Saturday, following up on the rugged movie poster shared last week. While the poster delivered a macho punch, the trailer amply showcases the bloodied-and-muddied duo of Saif and Katrina, in the throes of their daunting mission.
Saif plays an Indian agent (Daniyal) who, with Katrina, launches an attack on Hariz Saeed, an unsubtle reference to Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Jama'at-ud-Da'wah and mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. The other characters Saif pursues have been named for real-life terrorists David Headley, Sajid Mir and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, all involved with the 26/11 attacks.
The movie that has been shot in Lebanon, Syria, UK, Canada and India (phew!) is based on author S. Hussain Zaidi’s novel, ‘Mumbai Avengers.’ (Zaidi also has writing credits for Phantom).
Here is the official trailer of Phantom that is slated to release on August 28.