Revenge is in – With or without a personal reason. Last year it was Haider where Shahid Kapoor was pegged by the call of Badla to take on those who were responsible for the death of his father. Earlier this year, the very title Badlapur said it all as Varun Dhawan made it a mission of his life to avenge the murder of his wife. Anushka Sharma too wasn’t behind as she turned from a petite scared young woman to a lifeless soul who wandered in the streets with only one thing in mind – Badla for the killing of her husband.
All of this was personal though.
Now Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif too are on ‘badla’ spree. However, this time around it is all for a much bigger cause – the nation.
"The Attack of 26/11 form one of the ugliest chapters on this side of the Millennium," informs a source attached to the Kabir Khan directed film, "Though all terrorists who stepped in Mumbai were killed, those who were the masterminds are still alive and kicking. Time and again one comes across headlines demanding justice, but it has been more than six years and still there is no retribution yet. The common thought is – ‘If Osama can be killed, why not those who attacked India?"
No wonder, the protagonists in the film, most notably Saif Ali Khan, propagate entering the house of the terrorists on their very soil and taking them heads-on.
"Revenge is the core of Phantom and the interesting fact is that it is all in a realistic space which makes the theme all the more relatable to the audience," an insider adds, "It is all about establishing connect with the audience. Haider, Badlapur and NH10 were fictional tales but were largely inspired by reality. Similarly Phantom too deals with a theme which is realistic to the core, though with Kabir Khan directing it and Sajid Nadiadwala producing it, the obvious fact is that there are many more commercial ingredients in there."
The sense of ‘badla’ remains intact though.
Now how it all plays on screen would be known once the film releases all over on 28th August.