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  1. mumbiene

    mumbiene Well-Known Member

    Don 2 Review

    December 23, 2011 10:46:22 AM IST
    By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial

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    Farhan Akhtar has taken credit for the dialogues, direction and story of DON 2. This, apart from being in the production team. Farhan, as we all know, has set very high standards in Bollywood. So DON 2, which has no story, dialogues which are 'college class' and no direction comes as a surprise.

    No, in fact it is a huge blow because this is not something that you expect from a Farhan Akhtar. DON 2 is as bad as the recent duds like SHAKAL PE MAT JA, BE-CAREFUL, and MILEY NAA MILEY HUM, to name a few.

    Let me start from the beginning. For the first 15 minutes, you are clueless. The next 15 minutes you are trying to fathom what exactly is going on the screen. For the remainder of the film, you are left numb with disbelief.

    Shah Rukh Khan tries too hard. There is no aura of a Don around him. Nothing sinister even though he tries bloody hard. Priyanka Chopra is left mouthing, 'Oh my God,' 'Really,' and 'I'm on my way.' She is not convincing as the character she plays and is as clueless as Farhan and SRK. Om Puri looks as stunned as the rest of the cast while a role etched out for Kunal Kapoor is laughable. Even Aly Khan who was impressive in a movie released two weeks ago, JO HUM CHAHEIN (Featuring two debutants), is left groping in the dark. Boman Irani, what have they Don(e) with you!

    The beginning itself is a bummer. Everyone wants Don dead and the Malaysian cartel where he is king has been given a deal by gang lords in Europe to finish off Don so that they have a network there. This is because Don has now set his sights on Europe. There is a gun (automatic weapon) pointed at Don's head and he is surrounded from all sides. So what do these guys do? They indulge in dialogue baazi and in the clumsiest of action moves Don triumphs. C'mon Farhan, this is an action flick. Make it believable!

    There is no fear in the moment. Another low-point is Don surrendering and being imprisoned in a maximum high security prison in Malaysia. His escape from there with Vardhan (Boman Irani), in the most comical way is more annoying than sinister. It's like a Tom and Jerry show. But even in a Tom and Jerry show you marvel at the innovative ideas of the two characters to get at each other.

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    A third most disappointing factor is the use of Hrithik Roshan. OK, even if you have to use him as a face mask, at least don't show his double thumb. This way we will think he is a part of the cast!
    And yes, there is a hint of Don 3 making its way...

    Ratings : 1/5

  2. SWEET

    SWEET ♥Panorama♥

    :suspicious: Did he see the same movie i saw God wish Don was really and he met him and tell him that and don Will :evil:
  3. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    :pound: 1/5 :pound::rofl:
    oh wow.. thanks for the good laugh man!
    dude, Martin.. got a brain check lately? :boink:
  4. Karan#1

    Karan#1 Well-Known Member

    This isn't a review but a list of points as on why the reviewer disliked don 2. Contrary to the reviewer but the dialogues were well received by the audience and everyone loved srk and boman's acting. He's also trying to hard to find logic in the story - he should just enjoy the 'dialogue bazzi' and superb action.
  5. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    i don't understand why people would even try and find logic in any "movie".. unless its not based on a true story, movies are supposed to be illogical!
  6. Karan#1

    Karan#1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he needed a more logical and realistic way (atleast according to him) as to how to escape from having a gun pointed at your head and escaping from a prision if it ever be the case he got stuck in those situations :p
  7. bluey[Ru]

    bluey[Ru] Guest

    didn't he watch Mission Impossible? :twitch:
    or any action movie in Hollywood.. the hero always wins fights, or cause SRK is not in Hollywood it's hard to "believe"? :lol:
    Karan#1 says thanks.
  8. Pompula

    Pompula Shahrukh Fan-Girl

    What the heck is a sentence like: "C'mon Farhan, this is an action flick. Make it believable!" doing in a film review? Action films are not meant to be believable, they are meant to take your breath away with thrilling action.. And Don 2 manages just fine with that! Thank you very much!
  9. shublee

    shublee ~ShahRukhaholic

    1/5? seriously?
    its why i dont read reviews. what the hell was this person watching cos it sure wasnt Don2 :suspicious:

    every sequence in the film fits in & is well explained.
    'SRK has no aura of a Don around him.' yeah, this person has a direct know how on what a Don's aura should be so he should know :lol:

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