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Don (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1978 (India)
Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

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DSP D'Silva (as Iftikhar)
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Vardan - Fake Interpol Officer R.K. Malik
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Inspector S. Verma (as Satyen Kapoo)
P. Jairaj ...
Dayal (Judo Karate Instructor)
Kamal Kapoor ...
Arpana Choudhary ...
Anita (as Arpana Choudhry)
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Shakaal (as Shetty)
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Mac
Azad ...
Azad
Yashraj
Devaraj ...
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Storyline

A ruthless gangster named Don is killed during a scuffle with the police. Since only DSP Desilva knows of this incident, he recruits another person named Vijay who is a spitting image of Don. Vijay is planted in Don's place in Don's gang and DeSilva has a plan to nab the entire gang in this way. But when Desilva dies during a raid, the secret that Vijay is not Don is also buried with him. Now Vijay is on the run - from the police and the criminal gang - and has to find the last piece of evidence to prove his real identity before it is too late. Written by Soumitra

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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12 May 1978 (India)  »

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Главарь мафии  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Pran was paid more salary than Amitabh Bachchan, even though Amitabh played the male lead. See more »

Goofs

Amitabh's hairstyle is different in several shots due to the 3 year time lag between shooting. See more »

Quotes

Don: I know that this revolver is empty, you know that this revolver is empty, but the police doesn't know that this revolver is empty.
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Referenced in Dum Maaro Dum (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Bombay Nagaria
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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great classic
19 June 2003 | by (coventry uk) – See all my reviews

Don is a great film its different to other most indian films. Right from the start the first thing that thrills you about this film is the dynamic title music. Its so inspiring and puts you in a good mood for rest of the film. Amitabh's acting is good as allways and his acting from serious to comedy to serious is super. Zeenat Aman is a tough cat in this. I reccomend young people to watch AB movies they are entertaining just as they were when they was first released. Good supporting cast from Pran. Strong role of Iftikar and that sexy Helen doing best for what she's good at.The fight scene at the end is well performed and executed. The same music returns and blends well with the action. I give this film 7/10


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