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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 Arpana Choudhary ... Anita (as Arpana Choudhry)
Helen ... Kamini
M.B. Shetty ... Shakaal (as Shetty)
Mac Mohan ... Mac
Azaad Irani ... Azad (as 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

El rebelde con causa See more »

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Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Nariman Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan is limping in the song Khaike Paan Banaraswala.Which was no this step but he had actually injured himself. 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 am a wanted man by the police, but you must understand one simple fact... it is not difficult to catch Don, it is impossible!
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Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: New Year Special (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Hoon Don
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Composed by Kalyanji Veerji Shah and Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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(: Mega thrillers of the 70's -DON :)
4 December 2018 | by wasif-47342See all my reviews

This movie has to be one of the best thrillers of the 70's and it still packs a punch today. The reason is simple, you think you know the whole story then suddenly the plot twists leaving you all shaken up. The script by Salim Javed was absolutely superb. Amitabh excelled in a role he was born to play. Zeenat Aman provided good support as his love interest. Even Pran lent fantastic support.This film isn't the greatest to ever hit Bollywood, nor it is a path breaking film for the industry. Don is a genuine entertainer with an interesting story line for the 70"s era. They could have spent half the film showing the notorious don but instead the character dies soon, and later is replaced by a look-a-like. Which is where we get plenty of laughter and light moments. Towards the end when he is discovered by the police to be a fake Don, he is in a big soup. It is interesting how he manages to prove himself innocent, and how he find the father of the kids he was taking care of. mega hit songs by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle with the powerful music done by Kalyanji Anandji :) one of the best movie I have ever seen in the vintage era 70's with greatest night view camera work used in this mega hit film Don :)


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