Don (1978)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeenat Aman ...
Iftekhar ...
DSP D'Silva (as Iftikhar)
Om Shivpuri ...
Vardan - Fake Interpol Officer R.K. Malik
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Inspector S. Verma (as Satyen Kapoo)
P. Jairaj ...
Dayal (Judo Karate Instructor)
Kamal Kapoor ...
Arpana Choudhary ...
Anita (as Arpana Choudhry)
Helen ...
M.B. Shetty ...
Shakaal (as Shetty)
Mac Mohan ...
Azad ...
Devaraj ...
(as Devraj)


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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Release Date:

20 April 1978 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Главарь мафии  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)

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Prodigy song "Real Power Is People" sampled "Yeh Mera Dil". See more »


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


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 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Sharman Kapadia's Trouble (2005) See more »


Jiska Mujhe Tha Intezar
Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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Don is a COOL movie ;-)
13 August 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

There's not much to explain about the story of "Don", which probably EVERYONE knows about by now, right? It may not be a GREAT story...but none the less the movie is just totally entertaining ~ you watch Amitabh perform from a totally COOL-evil bad guy to a goofy paan-eating guy and trust me, it's impossible not to adore the man. He's just so COOL! His stunts rock too.

Though I usually can't stand Zeenat Aman, in this movie she got such awesome clothing, and an awesome hairstyle topped with a really COOL role. Pran is also the regular COOL guy, about just as COOL as Amitabh, which is why it rocks to see them together on screen as usual.

Pretty much everyone else in the movie played their roles well.

And I have to mention Kalyanji-Anandji who were behind all of the totally COOL music throughout the movie. The background music and songs are made to match the COOLNESS of the movie :-D. Lata, Kishore, and Asha at their ultimate COOL.

So watch this COOL movie so I can stop using the word COOL so much hehe. Khaike Paan Banaras Wala!

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