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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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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In the original script, the character Jasjit, played by Pran, was a perfectly agile. The walking stick was introduced (along with suitable adjustments to the plot) only because Pran had met with an accident off set and could not manage without it. See more »

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

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Don: I am a wanted man by the police, but you must understand one simple fact... it is not difficult to catch Don, it is impossible!
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Main Hoon Don
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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Don- The old & the new
18 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

DON- A great film.I have seen it many times like I see all Amitji's films.Hats off to Mr.Chandra Barot for his excellent direction & making this a slick entertainer.Javed saab's script was terrific as usual. Not to forget the Late Nariman Irani & his family,who passed away during the making & how Chandra ji,Amitji,Zeenatji & the crew finished the movie to help the family out.Kudos to all. Next month we will see a new DON,starring King Khan & directed by Farhan ji.I know its going to be fabulous.The music of by Shankar,Ehsaan & Loy is already creating waves on top of the charts.The first promos are super.Iam a great fan of SRK & Farhanji,but I request people NOT to compare the two DON's.See the new DON in a new perspective.Amitji & SRK are great actors in different ways.


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