Don 2 releases worldwide on Friday, December 23rd, and with the first Don 2 movie reviews coming in, it seems that Shahrukh Khan has a box office blockbuster on his hand. For SRK fans, Don 2 is everything Ra.One was not.
Don 2 is the sequel to Don : The Chase Begins Again (2006) which was the remake of the Amitabh Bachchan classic, the original DON. Frahan Akhtar has masterfully carried the plot forward and given us an action packed thriller, and even though Don 2 was not planned while Don was in making, it sure seems like Don 3 will be in the offing soon. With positive reviews coming in, the movie should see an amazing start at the box office on Friday.
Talking about Don 2, incidentally it is the first Bollywood film to be shot in Germany. The movie has a breathtaking stunt in which Shahrukh Khan jumps from a high-rise in Berlin. No body-double was used in the stunt.
The movie is written by Ameet Mehta, Amrish Shah and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Farhan. SRK plays the elusive Don, Priyanka Chopra reprises her role as Roma, Boman Irani is back as Vardhaan the notorious underground criminal, and a few new faces Lara Dutta as Ayesha, Kunal Kapoor as Sameer Ali, and newcomer Saahil Shroff is playing a cop on Don’s trail. The film’s music has been composed by Shanker-Ehsaan-Loy. Lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.
Farhan has taken a different route to promoting Don 2, unlike Ra.One which suffered from marketing overkill even before the release of the movie, and even though Don has been one of the most talked about movies all year, the marketing was never in-your-face.
Don 2 should bode well for SRK and Priyanka Chopra who have not had a hot year at the box office. Though this year Salman Khan was the undisputed king at the box office with Bodyguard setting an all-time record, box office collection comparisons between the two are bound to be made.
Don 2 will be released worldwide on the Christmas weekend of 23 December 2011 in both 2D and 3D versions. It has also been dubbed in Telugu and Tamil.
This slick action packed thriller will not disappoint Shahrukh fans!