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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)

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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

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

The film was also nominated for nine awards at the 52nd Filmfare Awards, including nominations for Best Film and Best Actor for Khan. See more »

Goofs

After being captured by inspector Malik, Don desperately tries to explain that he is Vijay and not Don. Mysteriously Don does not mention about Deepu or Roma either of whom could have easily identified him as Vijay. See more »

Quotes

Don: Don's enemy's biggest mistake is that he's Don's enemy.
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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

Featured in Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Hoon Don
(Funcinterational Mix)
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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Excellent movie to watch
20 October 2006 | by rahulsb2000bcSee all my reviews

Do not miss the start and do not miss the ending.

This movie has been shot very well, with the locations and cinematography at its best. The start of the movie goes a bit slow and then picks up pace.

I think Shahrukh has not over acted this time. The cast has been chosen perfectly to do their job.

This movie is a bit different from the original Amitabh Bachchan's DON, so comparing both the new and old movie is out of the question. Each one of them is good in its own league. For the people who have seen the original DON, at first, you start to think that it might not be so good, and justice has not been made to the original. As the movie goes on, you start to change your mind.

As for me, the overall the movie was really good and worth every bit of money paid to watch the movie.


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