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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.

Director:

Chandra Barot

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Salim Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Salim Javed) | 4 more credits »
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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)
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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

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

DJ Nasty Knock song- "Show Me The Money" sampled Barry Whites Together Brothers Theme. This is the same theme used in Don during Zeenat Aman's scenes. See more »

Goofs

The Desoto's left headlight and fender is damaged. But in between shots, the Desoto is left intact, then damaged again. See more »

Quotes

Narang: Let's see if you only remember your friends' names, or your work and your enemies as well.
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Connections

Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Episode #6.13 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Bombay Nagaria
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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Review - Don (1978)
3 November 2020 | by thenolanfanSee all my reviews

In its music, its choreography, this film is quite kitsch, but it emphasizes the comic aspect. The script and dialogue do a great job of making it fun, and some shots are pretty innovative for a 1970s film.

Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by Don.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

E chamaram-lhe Don See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nariman Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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