film biopsy: don 2

Posted: December 26, 2011 in Film Biopsy

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It might not be SRK’s year this time, but you have to applaud the man’s guts. After the debacle that was Ra.One, he had the courage to return in Don 2. Any Shahrukh Khan film is hugely anticipated, most awaited, and claimed a sure   shot success at the box office even before it releases. Don 2, directed, produced and written by Farhan Akhtar, belongs solely to Farhan Akhtar.

Shahrukh Khan, as well all know can do great things in movies. Don 2 is about the rise of Don (Shahrukh Khan). The first part of the film deals with Vardhan (Boman Irani) and Don coming together to get control over the Malaysian drug market. Boman Irani can be seen in some superb scenes where he manages to captivate the audience for a few moments. Of course, it is a film about the underworld, so you can go in expecting a lot of “dhishoom-dhishoom” and a lot of glamour thanks to Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. The women in the film don’t have much of a role. Lara Dutta has a line or two here and there and stumbles through it without any kind of impressive dialogue delivery. Priyanka Chopra on the other hand, gets to beat up a few bad guys and establishes a certain kind of chemistry with Shahrukh Khan.

There a few twists and turns in the film that will have you gasping, but there are also a few predictable moments. The action scenes in this film are definitely worth a mention. Cars blowing up, glass shattering, burly men getting into brawls; it’s all there for your eyes to feast upon. But acting-wise, SRK disappoints, and so does most of the cast of the film. If you are a Hrithik Roshan, you might be able to satisfy your Roshan-craving with his cameo, which is one of the highlights of the film.

There is really nothing more to say about this flick. As mentioned earlier the film entirely belongs to Farhan Akhtar, and the 146 minutes that you can sit in the theatre is all thanks to director-sahab for directing the movie so fantastically. Other than that, as the phrase goes, why fix something that ain’t broke; there was no need for this film to ever be made, just like Shahrukh’s Don didn’t require to be made. Amitabh Bachchan’s Don was the perfect package.



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