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On the whole, Don 2 is a perfect combination of style with substance : 3/5
shezad | December 23, 2011, 5:41 AM | 7 comments | 1,010 views


Movie Name: Don 2
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Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani, Nawab Shah, and Alyy Khan.
Director: Farhan Akhtar.
Producer: Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Music Directer: Loy Mendonca, Shankar Mahadevan and Ehsaan Noorani.
Genre: Action, Thriller.

Story

Story: After ditching the cops five years ago by becoming an indisputable don of Asian underworld, the story of Don (Shah Rukh Khan) goes ahead, initially by surrendering to cops Malik (Om Puri) and Roma (Priyanka Chopra) in Malaysia, with a certain motive. His aim is steal the money making plates from a bank whose source can only be traced through safety deposit box in Switzerland, preserved by Singhania (Rajesh Khattar) who was killed in the prequel Don. The only man who can take him to the deposit box now, is Vardhan (Boman Irani) who is in the Malaysian jail. As soon as he sets himself and Vardhan free, he is on the mission to conquer European underworld with an aim to fetch the plates from the bank. Now, how will Don accomplish his task with the help of Sameer Ali (Kunal Kapoor), Jabbar (Nawab Shah) and his sweetheart Lara (Lara Dutta) is the rest of the story.

Story Treatment: Shah Rukh Khan compels one to leave the bitter memories of Ra. One behind and experience an exhilarating ride with Don 2. Hollywood style crisp action sequences and different avatars of SRK, prisoner and eventually ultra-classy Don keep the spectator busy. The story picks up pace in the post interval portions with tremendous suspense value related to Kunal Kapoor. The vulnerable love sequence between SRK and Priyanka also commands for appreciation in terms how it brings the necessary twist in the story which can be called the forte of Farhan Akhtar as a story-writer.

Star Cast: The unmatchable charisma of Shah Rukh Khan with ultra-stylish dialogue delivery makes Don 2, worth a watch for one and all. Priyanka Chopra is at her best towards the climax switching lanes between helpless lover and revengeful cop. Lara Dutta plays her part well in the special appearance. Boman Irani is at ease with his character and plays it with no room for  flaws. Kunal Kapoor gives a fine performance as an integral part. Alyy Khan as Vice-President of the bank looks classy and does justice to his role. Nawab Khan too is good.

Direction: Farhan Akhtar yet again shows his brilliance as a director. Barring few loopholes which can be neglected like Vardhan (Boman) despite in the hitlist of police gets an easy entry into the bank is highly indigestible, Don 2 impresses at various stages. The theft sequence is amazing shot with no room for technical goof-ups especially the way SRK escapes the inside chamber with plates in his bag.

Music/ Cinematography/ Dialogues/Editing: Music has less role to play in Don 2 with just title song in the film and promotional one in the climax. Cinematography is mind-boggling matching up to the standards of Hollywood. Ditto for editing which complements the camera moves and further strengthens the narration. Dialogues as mentioned earlier are classy and impactful.

3 Ups and 3 Downs:  Shah Rukh Khan, direction, cinematography, dialogues and editing are the strong points. Lack of songs subtracting down the Bollywood masala element from the film which was prevalent in Don, sluggish screenplay in first half are the weak points.

On the whole, Don 2 is a perfect combination of style with substance. Definitely a one-time watch for one and all and treat for SRK fans.

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7 COMMENTS
  1. shezad

    3-4 star reviex leti rehi plus positiv response from the public, and don 2 will be a big hit

    let see tomorow, lot of review will come

  2. wall-D

    ‘Definitely a one-time watch for one and all and treat for SRK fans.’

    That says is all. One time watch. As usual, reviews are generous.
    All style and hollywood replica. But far behind in terms of story telling

  3. AA

    @NG members

    i also saw it. it’s a bad scripted film. monday onwards going wl be tough in india. may be it wl not touch 100 cr net in india. but i m sure tht it wl nt cross crap Ra1 domestic collection.
    family audience is going to be too bore.
    though srk is good in the film. but he is not DON as DON is too heavy & great word & this DON does all the things himself & has no gang etc. anyway the script is too too bad.
    but it raises the bar as far as technical brilliance & action is concerned.
    unfortunately a let down.

  4. javeed

    To all haters (bus aaj ki raat hai zindagi kal hum kahan tum kahan).Actually these daed futiya undermatric and 47 year old wild bachelor fans are jealous and biased like their favourites.

  5. Naveed_EkThaTiger

    @ javeed – GROW UP. I hate when people generalise man. You have issues with some fans take it up with them and don’t label all fans as the same.

    Let SRK do well with Don 2 am sure next year both Salman and Amir will set records with there respective films Talaash and Ek Tha Tiger.

  6. Ricky

    @AA: ya buddy i know that there is no such film, which can make everyone happy…Don2 is that kind of film which didnt make u happy…But yet to see one thing,apart from u who else will be the next don2 basher…
    By the way i dont think u have watched the first don(2006 or 1978, anyone of them)…unless ur comment will not be like “DON does all the things himself & has no gang etc.”

    I think those who have watched don2, other than perfect hater like danish, everyone praises SRK and Farhan’s performance as well as Don2…As i didnt see Don2 yet…let me see it today and will judge how much true u r… :D

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