Director :Farhan Akhtar
Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Shahrukh Khan
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Don is back and this time with 2 cats- Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. Last seen together in their initial movie ‘Andaaz’ a decade back, the girls are back to create the much required oomph factor in the movie. The movie is another brilliant by Shah Rukh Khan, undoubtedly the Badshaah of Bollywood.
The major plot is setting up a robbery inside a major German bank and earning an immunity to live freely by Don thereafter. The movie starts with close shots of Khan, his unshaven face, his long hair with dreadlocks, and smoke swirling around his face to create a sexy and a cool beginning.
I felt like whistling when he said the cult dialogue, “Don ko pakadna mushqil hee nahih, namumkin hai” and ”Don apne doston ka haal puche na puche, apne dushmon ki khabar hamesha rakhta hai.”
Farhan Akhtar has done a good job by introducing one foreign locale after another. The movie sets in Thailand and finally takes us to Berlin via Kuala Lumpur and Zurich. The movie is well shot and has a clean look whether on Berlin streets or inside the studio. The limited number of songs, the action sequences, the car chase, the hot Priyanka and Lara are all to look for in the movie.
The only complaint with the movie is the Bollywood-pana. The romance between Khan and Priyanka Chopra inbtween a bank robbery is forced. The second half is slower and misses the paceness of the first half. Priyanka Chopra is a character out of an Enid Blyton book always looking for clues to find the missing Don.
The other important characters are Om Puri, Boman Irani, Kunal Kapoor and not to miss the guest appearance by Hrithik Roshan.
Don may be a negative character, but Khan makes him larger than life. He has to win in the end and justify his actions and when Badshaah becomes Don, he cannot be wrong.