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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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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)

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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 - Das Spiel beginnt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$804,388, 22 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$804,388, 22 October 2006
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Excel Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtrack received favourable reviews from music critics, who praised "Aaj Ki Raat", calling it "innovative" and the best song on the album. See more »

Goofs

Jasjeet uses a walking cane with engraving on the shaft. The engravings are visible when Jasjeet opens the door to cross the bridge between the Petronas towers with Deepu. However in the very next scene when Jasjeet is fighting with Vijay, Jasjeet has a cane with a silver knob without any engravings. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Don: [singing] Money... my obsession! / Wealth... my addiction! / Fear... my weapon!
[laughs]
Don: Crazy people, / don't you understand / from the smokes of fear / who I am?
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Crazy Credits

Don's menacing laughing sound can be heard at the end before closing credits rolls. The closing credits are displayed in CG sequence same as the opening, thereafter the further crew credits are normally rolled. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Happy New Year - Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Hoon Don
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Simply Brilliant - and i loved the original '78 Don as well
20 October 2006 | by anagpalSee all my reviews

Don (2006) is a thrill a minute, edge of the seat, don't blink or you'll miss something, superbly stylised action movie. It's a sort of Don(1978) meets James Bond (the Pierce Brosnan era, with all its hi-tech gadgetry etc). It is unbelievably slick and amazingly cool. Its got the finish of a top-end magazine like Vogue or GQ…glossy, beautiful, a work of art. And the action scenes are breathless, non-stop and come at you one after another.

I had severe reservations about Mr Khan as Don. Especially as there are few bigger Mr Bachchan fans than me – I idolise the man. However, I've come from the movie convinced that no one else in the current set of stars could've carried it off as well as Shahrukh. He looks and behaves like Don – completely different to the chocolate faced 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Kal Ho Na Ho' giggling lover boy we are used to. In this movie he has a steely look about him, a nastiness that is very believable. He is slightly over the top, but only to the degree you would want him to be.

Priyanka Chopra simply sizzles. When I look at her on screen now I'm ready to do all the things Jim Carrey does in the 'Mask' when he see's Cameron Diaz dance at the club ! The great thing, I remember, about watching Don (1978) as a 7 year old, was that when you came out of the movie (and for the next few days)…you felt you were Don ! You wanted to be like him, copy all mannerisms, you were mesmerised, felt the sense of power. I saw the same impact of this Don (2006) on my son (coincidentally also 7 years old). But even better, it still had the same impact on me ! Just love it ! Check out my full review at apurvbollywood at blogspot


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