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Don (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 12 May 1978 (India)
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)
P. Jairaj P. Jairaj ... Dayal (Judo Karate Instructor)
Kamal Kapoor ... Narang
Arpana Choudhary Arpana Choudhary ... Anita (as Arpana Choudhry)
Helen ... Kamini
M.B. Shetty ... Shakaal (as Shetty)
Mac Mohan ... Mac
Azad Azad ... Azad
Yashraj 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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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Главарь мафии See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,200,000, 7 August 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nariman Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Don's theme title music was sampled in Xperience Beats Volume 2 by 4e Regiment. The songs name is "No. 19 Sample de Kalyanji Anandji". 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

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.
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Soundtracks

Yeh Mera Dil
Sung by Asha Bhosle
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Indivar
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AB is the best!!!
7 September 2006 | by vishy_scorpioSee all my reviews

This is another classic movie by Bachchan. The range of acting that he shows in this movie is amazing. I have seen no other actor do that without changing the look extensively. Basically he portrays three different characters in the movie. One is stylish and loathsome Don, second is endearing beatle-chewing street singer, and third of the goofy impostor of Don. AB proves he is the best actor ever. The music rocks. And Zeenat looked the coolest ever. The whole plot is interesting and entertaining. Every character has an important part. Don is the cult movie today just because of Amitabh and its music. The opening scene with Amitabh wearing yellow shades is too cool and the casting music outstanding.


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