|Don 2 (2011)- By Farhan Akhtar|
Our Rating: 7.5
IMDb Ratings: 6.9
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Florian LukasLanguage: Hindi
Country: USA | Germany
Runtime: 148 min
Summary: A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Don 2 is a high octane extravaganza that presents an average viewer with everything that he possibly craves for—action, voyeur, thrill and intrigue. Don 2 is surfeit with pleasant surprises and keeps the viewer interested throughout. Don 2 lulls the viewer into a perpetual frenzy, which a modern cineaste demands and deserves. The movie's heist-like setup makes it conducive to high speed car chases, vertiginous jumps, voyeuristic escapades, hand-to-hand combat, blood-cuddling shootout sequences, etc. It's often difficult to be tolerant to someone who tries to imitate greatness! It was the same prejudice that preceded the arrival of the SRK starer Don (2006), the remake of the 1978 classic by the same name with Mr Bachchan in the title role. Besides, it is inevitable for any remake to be compared endlessly to the original. Despite all odds Don (2006) did considerably well on the box office primarily because of Farhan Akhtar's imaginative yet calculative movie-making. The new elements introduced into the plot also gave the Don (2006) a breath of fresh air.
|Amitabh Bachchan in the 1978 classic|
Also, it was Shahrukh Khan who played a crucial role played in making the movie significantly different from its precursor by mustering the courage and talent to conjure up an alter ego that offered a striking contrast to Mr. Bachchan's caricature in the 1978 classic. Farhan Akhtar and his entire team worked meticulously to keep the Don (2006) free of any possible anachronisms, which are often unavoidable in such remakes. By the time the movie approached its climactic finale, it became quite obvious even to the most seasoned viewer that Farhan Akhtar's vision behind the remake far transcended the mere thought of imitating the classic. He had set his goals much higher with the idea of establishing a completely new franchise at its core.
|Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!! (2008)|
|Shahrukh Khan in Farhan Akhtar's Don 2|
|Priyanka Chopra as an Interpol Officer in Don 2|
|SRK and Boman Irani in Farhan Akhtar's Don 2|
Overall, Don 2 is an exhilarating ride for the Action movie enthusiasts as well as for all those whose primary aim is entertainment. All those who look for cinematic profundity or pristineness can also partially enjoy the movie, but only by slackening the screws of the scrutiny. Don 2 has set the ball rolling for more movies to come in the franchise, while also setting a new benchmark for Hindi Cinema. A must watch for Heist and Action lovers.
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Don 2 - Theatrical Trailer