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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)
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Dayal (Judo Karate Instructor)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Главарь мафии  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,200,000, 7 August 2014
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After Don with amitabh bachchan, Chandra barot had started a film tittled ' Masterji ' with dilip kumar and saira banu, this film was shot for sometimes it was then shelved and this film was to come after Bairaag and before Zabardast & Kranti. Chandra barot then started ' Tittli ' with raj babbar & sarika (she was also the producer) but shelved due to problems, barot had also started.films with chunky pandey and ayub khan with kajol, but also shelve. Then chandra barot started and completed ' Boss' with vinod khanna, jaya prada & danny denzongpa, this film is ready for years but not released, only a t-series film ' pyar bhara dil ' made by chandra barot, with newcomers was released in 1990s. Masterji was written by dilip kumar and produced & directed by chandra barot. When Amit khanna's- Basu Cheterjee's Man Pasand with Dev Anand & Tina Munium was relesed, Masterji had to be shelved because iMasterji's story and Man Pasand's story were similar. See more »

Goofs

During the chase sequence at silver beach, don arrives in a red car and leaves in a white car while attempting to escape. See more »

Quotes

Don: Police form eleven countries are waiting for Don.
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Connections

Remade as Sobharaj (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Khaike Paan Banaraswala
Sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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Don - One of the best thrillers of the 70's
14 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie has to be one of the best thrillers of the 70's and it still packs a punch today. The reason is simple, you think you know the whole story then suddenly the plot twists leaving you all shaken up. The script by Salim Javed was absolutely superb. Amitabh excelled in a role he was born to play. Zeenat Aman provided good support as his love interest. Even Pran lent fantastic support.

The action scenes were very well executed. The songs were simply mind blowing. My favourites were Khaike paan banaraswala and Mein hoon don. I saw the remake recently and to my surprise I was not disappointed. This movie ranks amongst the best thrillers Bollywood has ever made.


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