7.8/10
11,273
23 user 12 critic

Don (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1978 (India)
Trailer
1:12 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Chandra Barot

Writers:

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Yeh Mera Dil was remixed as Crazy For You in the album The Streets of Bollywood 2 by Hunterz. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Don: I don't like two types of girls, one who takes a lot of time to come to me, and the other who comes to me very quickly.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Billa (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Bombay Nagaria
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

E chamaram-lhe Don See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nariman Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed