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Don (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 20 October 2006 (India)
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A simple man, Vijay, is recruited by a police officer to masquerade as Don, the leader of an international gang of smugglers. But 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

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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Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The chase begins again See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Akhtar found Chopra to be perfect for the role, saying, "There is a docile sensuality about her which suits the character". See more »

Goofs

When Roma rescues Don by lifting an ambulance by a crane, the ambulance's windscreen changes appearance while being lifted up and while being driven away. 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

The opening credits actually starts after a run-time of 5:40, which includes an opening CG sequence and the cast and crew names are displayed in digitized billboards, posters and dissolve into the face of Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur See more »

Connections

References The Crow (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Don Revisited
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Midival Punditz, Kalyanji Veerji Shah, Anandji Veerji Shah,
Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Midival Punditz
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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An excellent film
27 October 2006 | by aeneas515See all my reviews

Don just continues to prove that Farhan Akhtar is a brilliant director, taking a big budget blockbuster and making it smart, fast-paced and fun. Shahrukh Khan does really well as the villain, something I had not expected going into the movie. Priyanka Chopra is strong as the female lead, and Arjun Rumpal is especially good in his smaller but important role. The music in the movie is one of its strongest points, every song is carried out with excitement, yet the songs don't take away from the plot of the movie at all, they enhance the scenes they are complementing. One of my favorite Bollywood films of the past couple years, up there with Rang de Basanti and Kal Ho Naa Ho.


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