Don (1978) Vs. Don (2006)
Once again this weekend we will have Shahensha (Amitabh) vs. Baadshah (SRK) of Bollywood. What better could we have servered than Classic Don (1978) pitted against Faran Akthar’s new Don (2006). Now it’s your chance to judge which is the best !
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Esha Koppikar, Boman Irani, Arjun Rampal
Do VOTE and post your comments regarding both of the movies below.
Don is no different. But he is bad. Like the bad boy SRK from Anjaam, Darr and Baazigar. If SRK killed Shilpa Shetty in Baazigar to reach his means, Don kills the sexy Kareena Kapoor. You will think he lost it to kill Kareena after making love to her, but she was after his life. He had killed her boyfriend Ramesh â€“ a member of his gang who was trying to quit the job.
So Ramesh’s sister Roma (Priyanka Chopra) now joins the Don’s gang seeking revenge. Don works for narcotics dealer called Singhania who rules the roost. Singhania has some enemies as well. Don reaches India for a deal and is chased down and captured by a cop D Silva (Boman Irani). Silva then hunts down a look-alike of Don called Vijay (Shah Rukh Khan once more) and plants him in the Don’s gang as Don.
Vijay is a guy who plays music on the streets and is also taking care of a kid called Deepu whose parents have gone missing. Vijay tries to ferret information about the Don and gives a diskette containing the details of the entire business to D’Silva.
Unknown to all of them, Jasjit (Arjun Rampal) is after D Silva’s life. D Silva arrested Jasjit when the latter tried to do a diamond heist to save his wife and kid. Wife got killed and the kid got lost. No marks for realising that the kid is Deepu.
Now as the twists and the turns on the film increase, the adrenaline rushes. If you have seen the earlier Don, this one will stun you. It is not the same. The rawness of the earlier film is however lost in this stylishly made film by Farhan Akhtar. Don is a brilliant film in that sense.
The movie leaves alot for you to decide. I dont think our critic was that clever. Now to the movie. I thought it was a very good movie, its was very well shot and executed. What kept me intrested in the movie was the slight changes to the story line,but for someone who has seen the original its quite fresh as your expecting something and you get someting else. The action was very cool, very Hong Kong.
Your judgement can be based upon any or all of the following;
(a) Overall performances by both the stars in DON.
(b) Present day status of both the stars [Cold War]
(c) Till date achievements, awards and recoginations
(d) Financial and/or Social Status/Activities
(e) or any other criteria, its upto you how you percieve.
Video Source: DVD
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