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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Don / Vijay
... Roma
... Jasjit Ahuja
... Anita
... DCP D'Silva
... CBI Officer Vishal Malik
... Narang (as Pavan Mallhotra)
... Singhania
... Deepu
... Kamini
... TJ
Diwakar Pundir ... Ramesh (as Diwaker Pundir)
Sandrine Verrier Seth ... TJ's moll
Sidhart Jyoti ... Insp. Verma
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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Opening Weekend USA:

$804,388, 22 October 2006, Limited Release

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$804,388, 22 October 2006
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Trivia

In the club scene, where Kamini (Kareena Kapoor) is dancing seductively trying to get the attention of Don, the music played at the club samples the tune from "Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe" from the movie 'Dil Chahta Hai' which was also by director Farhan Akthar. See more »

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In the climax fight sequence it is clearly visible that Don's revolver is not loaded. Also while Don's revolver chambers are facing towards Vardhan and it is very surprising that such an intelligent criminal does not recognize that his opponent is holding an empty gun at him. See more »

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Don: [while playing golf, Don kills a man by swinging a golf ball into his cranium]
Don: Now THAT was a good shot!
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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 »

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Aaj Ki Raat
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Alisha Chinoi, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Great Slick James Bond Type Entertainment
3 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Don was great James Bond type entertainment. It had action, music, babes, great photography, good music and a surprise ending. What more do you want? It also bought some old memories back. I was amazed at the quality of production like special effects, camera angles, shooting locales, car chase, sky diving etc. SRK tries his best to fit the larger than life role of Don and does a good job. The women are just fillers. SRK is the movie.

For all the people out there who posted negative feedback and criticized the movie....Did you guys expect this to be an art movie? Have you seen how stupid the original Don is? Compared to the original this is a great improvement.

I think there is going to be a Don 2 coming soon.


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