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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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DCP P De Silva / Vardhan
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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80% of the film was shot in Malaysia. See more »

Goofs

In the introductory scene when Don hits golf ball his hair is messed up but when he turns to Narang his hair is perfectly done. 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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Mourya Re
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A pleasant surprise...Job Well Done...
21 October 2006 | by (Bangalore,India) – See all my reviews

First things first,let me tell u that I did not like the Original DON(1978) that much.It was good in parts but it was only the Aura of AB with the music that actually pulled it off.

If the same story had been reused,the movie would have ended up being a disaster.

But,I guess Farhan Akthar does a great job in this movie.Yes,the beginning is a bit slow but he more than makes up for it by the time the movie ends.Shah Rukh is incredible as DON and the others do their job well.The music is good(A special mention to the Background track...its incredible..).And watch out for the climax...

Pros:

1)Great acting by Shah Rukh

2)Amazing cinematography (Everything looks classy and stylish..just notice the way Shah Rukh wears his tie!)

3)A nice racy background score

Cons:

1)Beginning does feel as a bit of a crawl..

2)Jasjit's (Arjun Rampal) role wasn't required if u ask me..

Overall,a great entertainer and worth the wait..!


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