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Radio Sargam review of Don

Discussion in 'Don Media Reviews' started by melan, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. melan

    melan New Member

    This is new age cinema. Forget what you saw of Don in 1978. Frankly, that Amitabh Bachchan starrer Don suited the time and temperament then. If you haven’t seen that Don, great. This one is for you. Earlier only the good had to triumph. Now grey shades don’t matter. Even black doesn’t.

    Don is black. Unlike the anti-hero in Baazigar, Anjaam and Darr, this Don of a Shah Rukh Khan is only a bad man. He loves to kill his enemies. “Don Ke dushman kee sabse badee galti yeh hai kee woh Don ka Dushman hai.”
    The police are on his case, he works for a big Indian drug smuggler called Singhania and has set base in Malaysia.
    He kills an accomplice Ramesh who tries to move away from his gang, and then kills his girlfriend (Kareena Kapoor) as well when she tries to get him caught. Ramesh’s sister Roma (Priyanka Chopra) is now on his case and wants revenge. She joins the Don’s gang.
    But a cop D’Silva (Boman Irani) is on Don’s trial and gets close to him many times. During one such time when he chases Don down to India, he gets hold of him. He then holds him hostage without arresting him and then gets a duplicate Vijay (SRK again) to masquerade as the real Don. Vijay is taking care of a lost kid Deepu whose education D’Silva promises to fund.
    Vijay manages to penetrate into the gang and slowly gets into the Don’s shoes.
    Meanwhile Jasjit (Arjun Rampal) is a man who has been wronged by D Silva having led to his wife’s death. Jasjit is baying for D Silva’s blood and realises that Deepu is his son and the latter knows where he is.
    A cat and mouse game ensues over a disc containing past all business details and associates of Don and some names could even tumble out of the closet.
    But then there is a huge twist to this tale…
    In fact this Don is a lot like the Vijay Anand directed Jewel Thief and has a lot of scenes which has been borrowed from that film as well.
    Performances are A-Grade. SRK is the king. Priyanka Chopra is very good too and Kareena Kapoor is complete eye candy.
    The songs are good, but nothing as compared to the old one. In fact the Kareena Kapoor Ae Mera Dil… is sexy but the lip synch isn’t working as well. Even the Khaike paan banaraswala number isn’t as good as the original with the rawness missing.
    So as told earlier keep the comparisons aside and enjoy Don.

    Don 8/10
  2. layla-val

    layla-val Active Member

    This is a pretty good and fair review :) However I don't agree about the music, I loved Shahrukh's Khaike, :clap2: and the rest of the music was pure magic for me :D
  3. Meghna04

    Meghna04 ChakDe SRK!

    Yes Layla... This review is really good and fair! :thumb:

    So as told earlier keep the comparisons aside and enjoy Don.

    This is the best line! :D
  4. Lia

    Lia Well-Known Member

    Great, 8/10 :thumb:
  5. ravi_0605

    ravi_0605 New Member

    its simply great and a very good movie

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