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Don 2 (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 23 December 2011 (India)
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An international criminal turns himself in and escapes with an old rival from prison, following which he recruits a team to steal currency printing plates from a bank in Berlin.

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Farhan Akhtar

Writers:

Farhan Akhtar (dialogue), Farhan Akhtar (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Don
Priyanka Chopra ... Roma
Boman Irani ... Vardhaan
Lara Dutta ... Ayesha
Kunal Kapoor ... Sameer Ali
Om Puri ... CBI Officer Vishal Malik
Nawab Shah ... Jabar (as Nawwab Shah)
Alyy Khan ... J.K. Diwan
Sahil Shroff ... Arjun
Florian Lukas ... Det. Jens Berkel
Leonard Benhaus Leonard Benhaus ... Junior Agent
Hrithik Roshan ... Don - Special Appearance
Andreas Adam ... SEK Officer
Marco Ammer Marco Ammer ... Hostage
Günter Barton Günter Barton ... James Werden (as Gunter Barton)
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Storyline

Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don (Shah Rukh Khan) now has his sights set on European domination. In his way are the bosses of the existing European underworld and all law enforcement agencies. The action shifts from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin as Don must avoid assassination or arrest, whichever comes first, in order for his plan to succeed. Written by Official site

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Taglines:

The Return of the King See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India | Germany

Language:

Hindi | English | German

Release Date:

23 December 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Don - The King is back See more »

Filming Locations:

Langkawi Island, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,673,921, 25 December 2011

Gross USA:

$3,680,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,913,518
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Dolby (Dolby Surround 7.1)| DTS | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The DVD was released on 7 February 2012 with two different versions, Blu-ray and a special feature releasing on 10 April and 24 May. See more »

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Don: Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai.
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Main Hoon Don
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Farhan Akhtar has raised the bar for future sequels and action thrillers. Great performance by Shahrukh in the best Indian sequel so far!
23 December 2011 | by XxMaverickxXSee all my reviews

In 2006, Sanjay Gadhvi made a sequel to the 2004 hit 'Dhoom' which was appreciated by most, but Rohit Shetty's sequel to 'Golmaal' faced mixed reviews. However, Rajkumar Hirani got it compeletely right with the Munna Bhai sequel, which was the perfect sequel to the first film. So it can be said that the record hasn't been all that great.. but it has certainly got better now!

Farhan Akhtar's Don 2 is a sequel to his 2006 movie Don, a remake of the 70s Amitabh film. However, the story was sufficiently different and the twists in the tale left viewers gasping for more. Five years later, Farhan Akhtar has returned in an attempt to fulfill the enormous expectations on this sequel. I can say that my expectations were not only met but surpassed by a considerable distance!

The story is strong and pretty special considering what we have previously seen from the Hindi film industry, but you wouldn't expect anything less from Farhan Akhtar. After conquering the Asian underworld, Don sets his eyes on Europe. Thrills are what you expect and thrills are what you get!

The makers have clearly gone to town here as the level of authenticity and realism is extraordinary, especially considering that there are quite a few formulaic Hindi films released every year that fail to differ hugely from films that have come out of India before them. This is certainly one of those films that possess their own distinct identities.

The performances are great. Shahrukh excels as Don and everything about his character is just awe-inspiring. I think this role is comparable with some of his best performances. Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra too excels and Om Puri shows why he is regarded as a good actor. Boman Irani is impeccable as Vardhaan and Nawwab Shah is a revelation - watch out for him! Kunal Kapoor handles his role with ease, and is another one too look out for. The character development is superb.

The dialogues are really good. They fit in and serve their purpose in a variety of situations.

The songs of this film are not really the commercial type, but they fit in well in the various situations throughout the film. With this in mind, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have done a solid job with the music. The background score is great.Those who expect romantic music will be disappointed.

The action sequences have been finely executed and do fit into the narrative very nicely. They really do add to the overall experience.

Overall, this is a sequel that is far superior to the first film. As an action thriller with world-class action, top notch performances and a western feel, this presents further proof that Hollywood has some serious competition. It's a gem of a film from Farhan Akhtar, who I regard as one of the top 5 best directors in India today. With Shahrukh delivering a great performance, this film will not disappoint fans of his and action enthusiasts. One of the best films (not just from India) of 2011! A must watch!!

9.5/10.


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