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Don (I) (2006)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  20 October 2006 (India)
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A simple man (Vijay) from the city of mumbai is recruited by a police officer to masquerade as the Don, the leader of an international gang of smugglers. But things go wrong, the officer is killed and now vijay is on his own, with only his lover (Roma) and a lame ex con artist to help him to prove his innocence.

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Pavan Malhotra ...
Narang (as Pavan Mallhotra)
Rajesh Khattar
Tanay Chheda ...
Deepu
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Chunky Pandey ...
TJ
Diwakar Pundir ...
Ramesh (as Diwaker Pundir)
Sandrine Verrier Seth ...
TJ's moll
Sidhart Jyoti ...
Insp. Verma
Shamsher Sidhu ...
Vikram
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Storyline

In 2006, the drug trade is booming; trafficking between Asian and Europe is at an all time high. It is at this time that the Malaysian intelligence and Anti-Narcotic department are called upon for assistance by their Indian counterparts. There are rumors that the gang recently moved their operational headquarters. The cartel is headed by the dreaded Singhania, but what many people do not know is that the business is truly managed by his lieutenant, Don. A man who lives life on the edge, Don is constantly expanding the size of his empire while evading arrest or death at the hands of his enemies, both within and outside the law. He is unstoppable in his pursuit of absolute power. His chief pursuer is an Indian police officer, Desilva. He is a man who has sworn to put an end to this nexus of evil and knows that in capturing Don lies the key to unlock this puzzle. And one day he succeeds. Don is captured and Desilva puts his plan into action. Unknown to even his own department, Pesilva ... Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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20 October 2006 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Don - Das Spiel beginnt  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£291,462 (UK) (20 October 2006)

Gross:

£1,265,798 (UK) (3 November 2006)
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Trivia

In one scene as Don goes to the safe to lock his DVD, Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" is seen in the background (implying he was perhaps involved in its theft from Munch Museum in 2004). However, the painting had been recovered by the release of the movie. The filmmakers used this in the UK promotion of the movie by suggesting the recovered painting was the fake, and the painting in Don's safe was the original. See more »

Goofs

During the fight sequence, inside an old train, Roma's shoes change from high heel to flat heel. Her shoes change again to high heel at the end of the fight. See more »

Quotes

Don: [while playing golf, Don kills a man by swinging a golf ball into his cranium]
Don: Now THAT was a good shot!
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Don Revisited
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Midival Punditz, Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Anandji Veerji Shah,
Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Midival Punditz
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Simply Brilliant - and i loved the original '78 Don as well
20 October 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Don (2006) is a thrill a minute, edge of the seat, don't blink or you'll miss something, superbly stylised action movie. It's a sort of Don(1978) meets James Bond (the Pierce Brosnan era, with all its hi-tech gadgetry etc). It is unbelievably slick and amazingly cool. Its got the finish of a top-end magazine like Vogue or GQ…glossy, beautiful, a work of art. And the action scenes are breathless, non-stop and come at you one after another.

I had severe reservations about Mr Khan as Don. Especially as there are few bigger Mr Bachchan fans than me – I idolise the man. However, I've come from the movie convinced that no one else in the current set of stars could've carried it off as well as Shahrukh. He looks and behaves like Don – completely different to the chocolate faced 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Kal Ho Na Ho' giggling lover boy we are used to. In this movie he has a steely look about him, a nastiness that is very believable. He is slightly over the top, but only to the degree you would want him to be.

Priyanka Chopra simply sizzles. When I look at her on screen now I'm ready to do all the things Jim Carrey does in the 'Mask' when he see's Cameron Diaz dance at the club ! The great thing, I remember, about watching Don (1978) as a 7 year old, was that when you came out of the movie (and for the next few days)…you felt you were Don ! You wanted to be like him, copy all mannerisms, you were mesmerised, felt the sense of power. I saw the same impact of this Don (2006) on my son (coincidentally also 7 years old). But even better, it still had the same impact on me ! Just love it ! Check out my full review at apurvbollywood at blogspot


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