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Don (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1978 (India)
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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.


Chandra Barot


Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Salim Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Salim Javed) | 4 more credits »
Top Rated Indian Movies #169 | 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Don / Vijay
Zeenat Aman ... Roma
Pran ... Jasjit (J.J.)
Iftekhar ... DSP D'Silva (as Iftikhar)
Om Shivpuri ... Vardan - Fake Interpol Officer R.K. Malik
Satyendra Kapoor ... Inspector S. Verma (as Satyen Kapoo)
Paidi Jairaj ... Dayal (Judo Karate Instructor) (as P. Jairaj)
Kamal Kapoor ... Narang
Arpana Choudhary ... Anita (as Arpana Choudhry)
Helen ... Kamini
M.B. Shetty ... Shakaal (as Shetty)
Mac Mohan ... Mac
Azaad Irani ... Azad (as Azad)
Yusuf Khan ... (as Yashraj)
Devaraj 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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Sung by Kishore Kumar
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Lyrics by Anjaan
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Don- The old & the new
18 September 2006 | by deepak-16See 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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Release Date:

12 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

E chamaram-lhe Don See more »


Box Office


INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Nariman Films See more »
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