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Director: Farhan Akhtar
Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Ishaa Koppikar, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey
20th October 2006 by UTV
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Shah Rukh Khan as Don
Shah Rukh Khan as Don
Remake does full justice to the original.

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After a quite month, as expected, at this time of year and with the holy days of Ramadan coming to an end, Hindi cinema opens with a bang with the release of the 1978 classic remake, Don.

This time round, the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan steps into Amitabh Bachchan's shoes who starred in the original version.

The year is 2006 and Vijay, a cash-strapped father, is recruited by police officer Desilva (Boman Irani), to masquerade as Don, a gangster who is living on edge.

He is constantly expanding the size of his empire whilst evading arrest or death at the hands of his enemies.

Vijay infiltrates Don's cartel and succeeds in giving Desilva the information he needs to bring it down.

But in a bizzare twist of fate, Desilva is killed and the secret that Don is in fact Vijay, is buried with him.

The members of Don gang are the only ones to realise Vijay is a police informer and now they want their revenge.

On the run to save himself, Vijay is helped by Roma (Priyanka Chopra), and Jasjit (Arjun Rampal), for their own personal reasons.

Wanted by the police and the gang will Vijay be successful in his mission?? This intense thriller gives the answers as the plot unfolds at a fast space.

Shah Rukh Khan in a double role as Don and Vijay excels throughout.

Recent technological advances in Indian cinema mean that this remake appears stylish and glossy.

Director Farhan Akhtar has kept close to the original storyline and so allows little room for any comparisions.

One thing for sure, this verson does bring back memories of the 70s.

One thing for sure, this film has already taken £1.2 million at the UK box office. So going by this fact alone, it is definitely worth a trip down to your local cinema for this UTV release!

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent
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