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Don (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 20 October 2006 (India)
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Vijay is recruited by a police officer to masquerade as his lookalike Don, the leader of an international gang of smugglers. Things go wrong when the officer is killed and Vijay is left to fend for himself.

Director:

Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

Salim Khan (based on an original screenplay by) (as Salim), Javed Akhtar (based on an original screenplay by) (as Javed) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Don / Vijay
Priyanka Chopra ... Roma
Arjun Rampal ... Jasjit Ahuja
Isha Koppikar ... Anita
Boman Irani ... DCP D'Silva
Om Puri ... CBI Officer Vishal Malik
Pavan Malhotra ... Narang (as Pavan Mallhotra)
Rajesh Khattar ... Singhania
Tanay Chheda ... Deepu
Kareena Kapoor ... Kamini
Chunky Pandey ... TJ
Diwakar Pundir Diwakar Pundir ... Ramesh (as Diwaker Pundir)
Sandrine Verrier Seth Sandrine Verrier Seth ... TJ's moll
Sidhart Jyoti Sidhart Jyoti ... Insp. Verma
Shamsher Sidhu Shamsher Sidhu ... Vikram
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In 2006, the drug trade is booming; trafficking between Asian and Europe is at an all time high. It is at this time that the Malaysian intelligence and Anti-Narcotic department are called upon for assistance by their Indian counterparts. There are rumors that the gang recently moved their operational headquarters. The cartel is headed by the dreaded Singhania, but what many people do not know is that the business is truly managed by his lieutenant, Don. A man who lives life on the edge, Don is constantly expanding the size of his empire while evading arrest or death at the hands of his enemies, both within and outside the law. He is unstoppable in his pursuit of absolute power. His chief pursuer is an Indian police officer, Desilva. He is a man who has sworn to put an end to this nexus of evil and knows that in capturing Don lies the key to unlock this puzzle. And one day he succeeds. Don is captured and Desilva puts his plan into action. Unknown to even his own department, Pesilva ... Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

A major commercial success, Don grossed over INR 1.06 billion at the box office. See more »

Goofs

After Narang introduces Roma and Don, Roma attacks Don with a paper knife lying on the desk. When the scene begins the paper weight is on the right side while the paper knife is on the left. But when Roma picks up the paper knife to attack Don the paper knife and paper weight mysteriously switch sides. See more »

Quotes

Don: I should've listened to what mother used to say...
other: What did your mother say?
Don: When I didn't listen to what she said, how can I tell you?
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Crazy Credits

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Aaj Ki Raat
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Alisha Chinai, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Why Farhan Why(DON-My Review)
26 October 2006 | by rock831983See all my reviews

When the rumours started about SRK working with Farhan i was quite happy. But later when i heard he was going to remake i was shocked and surprised I never even thought that someone will make a remake of a good masala entertainer That too remake by Farhan was more surprise.Later on people started calling it classic Classic??....I can only laugh.Since when a good masala entertainer started to became classic.I was never a big fan of DON.In my book it was good entertainer. And i have not watched old DON in years.I remember the basic plot of the movie I remember old DON mainly for Khaike Paan song and BigB performance Moving further it was not a good step by Farhan cause DON is not a flick like old DEVDAS. DON keeps coming almost every month.But Farhan was bent on making this flick.He promised us that this will be a cool and stylish flick I imagined bollywood cant make MI-2 but yeah MI-1 is quite possible But after the gripping theatrical trailer nothing kewl action or stunts were shown.I was surprised So as now the film had released...whether its a good film??....i am extremely sorry but its not...

Rather.......its a Brilliant film.......a kickass thriller.... Farhan had delivered what he have promised.This is as stylish as u can think of any bollywood flick on par with Hollywood standard.The look,background music everything gives u a Hollywood feel

OK...as far as story is concerned.1st half is almost similar to the original DON. But contrary to many people i liked 2nd half more.Its more thrilling and gripping and with a lot of twists and turns I liked it more than the original whose second half was plain average without much twists and turns And in that part actually Farhan had made changes in the script.And many people and critics seems to be angry that farhan should have stuck with the original script.But tell me if this one had exact similar story who would have watched this Why should someone watch the same story which keeps coming very often on TV.

And i am surprised to see people not liking this flick.I will list few reasons....

1.U are die hard STUBBORN old DON fan 2.U are big BIGB fan who don't want SRK to play this role 3.A stylish thriller on par with Hollywood standard is not your cup of tea

Now..moving onto critics...whether not the critics job is to give review only. But few critics are bent upon to break this movie.Which frankly will lead to audience lost. I have never seen so much arrogant media who is not letting any stone turned to keep the audience away from this flick

Critics are saying that this flick had style but no soul.Gimme a break but i din see media commenting so much on DUS which was good flick but turned out average cause they forcefully tried to interwoov the emotional moments A thriller should be like thriller which keeps u guessing and surprises you rather than to try to have interwooven touching moments Go watch 'The Usual Suspects' and bring me any soul in the movie.But it is considered to be greatest thriller ever of Hollywood alongside The Sixth Sense. But i am not surprised cause thrillers are mostly received badly by critics in bollywood

Negative things...... Well sometime u feel like the movie is getting a bit slow But its surprising that i don't find that movie needs any editing

Performances.... Ompuri---Totally wasted

Isha----Again wasted

Kareena Kapoor---Doesn't have quite much role.But she looks real HOT on screen

Arjun Rampal----He acted well.But frankly he have very short role to notice.But he was really good whatever he was offered

Priyanka Chopra---She looks fabulous.But please when you start to act which seems u have forgotten since Aitraaz.An OK performance

Boman Irani-----When i first heard about his role i was not convinced that he can put off the role. But surprisingly he is nothing less than Brilliant.He proved if he can make u smile then he can also send a chill too

SRK----Vijay----Though his role is short he is quite good Look at him in 'Khaike Paan' song.God...SRK where u have left this energy while working with Johars And he have put really a great effort in khaike song

DON----I always wanted DON to be cruel,stylish,evil and intelligent.And this character does the same People should really feel that 'Don Ko Pakadna Mushkil Hi Nai Namumkin Hai'.His dialogue delivery with bit of bitterness is great to see.And i forgive him for his dismal and sleepwalk performance in KANK A surprise job well done

Special mention to "Mai Hoon DON" song......The way it starts...the way SRK's back is shown and the way he walks. Nothing less than spectacular."Khuli Kiski Khaatir Hai Baahen,Jami Kispe Hain Sab Nigaahen".He really makes feel like to welcome this DON of new Era

Actions.... Car chase sequence is stunning and its roller coaster ride... Aeroplane diving sequence is BREATHTAKING.....absolute treat to watch....

Farhan---"Why Farhan Why...why why...why u have made such a good thriller like Hollywood.You don't know we are still living in old age.We are not ready for this.Damn it" But THANKS---U have really delivered what u have promised.But please next time come with new thriller so that sick minded will not be ready to compare and backfire on you.Great job Farhan.U have completed hatrick of good flicks

Visually film is stunning.Background music is amazing as well. And please everyone who like thrillers must watch this especially if u like Hollywood kinda thrillers

And this flick is really needed to work on Box office cause more and more producer/directors will come upfront to make such stylish flick of holly standards.For a 30crr budgeted flick u cant expect more stylish and kewl flick from Bollywood

Again Farhan...please make your next flick thriller as well..of such standard but with original story

.....8/10

Bring on DON-2....


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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

DON(ドン) 過去を消された男 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$804,388, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$2,223,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,640,129
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Excel Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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