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DON2:REVIEWS pg 9(TOI) (Page 21)

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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 9:42pm | IP Logged
hope it becomes a atbb and ppl will look more than music in a film..i truly want this to work..

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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 9:45pm | IP Logged
Im also praying that this becomes an ATBB! They all really need the success..

Been waiting for a sequel since the release of Don, hopefully it won't disappoint!

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DNA Review.
3/5 stars.

A still from Don 2

Film: Don 2
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani
Rating: ***

Ever since Farhan Akhtar gave us the delectable Dil Chahta Hai (smartly written, well acted, a trendsetter of sorts), he has failed to better, or even get close to, his debut effort. His production company may have churned out some pretty memorable films since (Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Rock On, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), but his own directorial ventures have been mediocre. Lakshya suffered from a Dil Chahta Hai-wannabe first half fused with a JP Dutta-styled second. Don, the remake of Chandra Barot's highly enjoyable 1978 caper, with its harebrained finale, was a complete letdown.

Unsatisfying as Akhtar's Don was, the sequel promos have been promising. And with Akhtar and Co free of the baggage of recreating the original Don, they could take things in a new direction. Which they do. Except, others have trodden this path already.

Like Danny Ocean. And John McClane. In Don 2, Akhtar manages to blend elements from various H'wood films, mostly Ocean's Eleven and Die Hard, with a bit of Mission Impossible thrown in. This is our answer to Hollywood - a rehash of what they've done already. No points for originality.

No points for writing either. If Akhtar's film lulls you to sleep initially, in spite of some slick editing, it's because the writing (Akhtar, Ameet Mehta, Amrish Shah) falters. Characters say boring, random things to each other, there's a pointlessly long dance sequence (Hrithik Roshan, looking dapper in an unintentionally hilarious cameo), and the attempt at dialoguebaazi is laughable ("Jab tak Don ko asliyat ka pata chalega, tab tak Don mar chuka hoga").

The situations are alarmingly unimaginative. Sample this: Don-ny Ocean (SRK) plans to get out of a high security prison by mixing the food given to prisoners with a liquid that results in mass food poisoning. Johar Mehmood In Hong Kong had a similar sequence where prisoners in a jail are given julab (laxative) on the sly, helping them flee. That was a farcical comedy. Here, it seems like a cop-out.

What keeps Don 2 alive, then, is its pulsating action. It helps the pace quicken as the film progresses, including a thrilling chase sequence and a wonderfully choreographed-and-shot pre-climax sequence. Cinematographer Jason West (Rock On) and stunt director Matthias Barsch enthuse life into proceedings, ensuring that action junkies get their fill.

The film, however, is nothing more than an attempt to cash in; to set opening weekend records. And to provide a vehicle for its lead star to dazzle (so much so, every other actor seems inconsequential). Thankfully, Shah Rukh Khan is in form. The body language is cocky, the attitude flamboyant, and the smirk consistent. In a full-fledged action role, Khan goes the whole hog, pulling off the stunts with panache. Only for him, Don 2 is pretty enjoyable.

Sadly, with a director who showed much promise with his first film, Don 2 should have been more than just another big-ticket Friday film that rests solely on the shoulders of its lead actor. Anees Bazmee has one of those coming out every few months. Akhtar seems to have found his own money-churning superstar. The filmmaker's voice, then, has been muted.

Watch Don 2 for some kick-ass action. And Shah Rukh Khan.


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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 9:51pm | IP Logged
Review from SuperGoodMovies.com
3.5/5 stars.


Don 2 Movie Review - Srk Film

Don 2 Movie Review - Srk Film

Don 2 Review: Hardcore action, scintillating locations and Shah Rukh Khan form the USP of Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 2'. A must watch for all action buffs, Don 2 is pacey and entertaining, a true thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seats, apart from a few un-required sequences here and there.

Story:

Don (Shah Rukh Khan) has plans to looting the Euro currency plate from a high security vault. He makes plans after plans to hit bulls eye and amidst meets his old foes Roma (Priyanka Chopra) who plays a cop and her mission is to disturb Don's plans; and Vardhan (Boman Irani) who is looking at side lining Don. He's still being chased by the police, and this time not of 11 countries, but 101 countries. What happens next is the climax, which is better, undisclosed with the question that will Farhan make Don 3.

Analysis:

Shah Rukh plays a baddie after a long span in his career and adds charisma to Don. But the actual hero of the film is Farhan Akhtar who seems absolutely sure of what he is looking at. He makes the actors perform, the technicalities sound and has put soul into the film. Don that was the remake of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer received mixed reviews as people could not get over Big B as the Don, but Don 2, is different and shuts all of them up who compared Don with the Big B starrer.  

Performances:

Shah Rukh is at his best as the arrogant, rude and witty Don. He's back and how! Shows that he is the original king! Priyanka Chopra looks astonishing and acts well. She adds lots of glamour to the film and that's not all, she is a great actor too. Boman Irani is charming and you will love to hate him at the same time. He does a wonderful job. Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor are adequate. The rest of the supporting cast is good too.

Technicalities:


The film's music is not very great, but SEL do a decent job. Background score makes the thrilling sequences all the more interesting. The action stunts picturized should be commended with some must-watch breath-taking sequences. Editing is crisp but the romantic angle added could be explored more for commercial reasons. Farhan Akhtar's direction is great, as already said.

Plus points:

- Performances
- Technicalities
- Action stunts

Minus Point:

- Boring in parts

Final Word: A must watch for action buffs.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 9:58pm | IP Logged
I find it hilarious that that negative review from Rediff is being RT with a #HappyBirthdaySalman hashtag on twitter LOL
 
So SRK is damn good in Don 2. Yayyy!Party *touchwood* hope this works! Big smile


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Don 2 Housefull Opening In Noida

 

Friday 23rd December 2011 10.30 IST

Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

 

Don 2 takes a house full start in the first few early morning of shows in Noida. Below are the figures from the three multiplexes of the four multiplexes in Noida. The first show at the other multiplex of Wave will be at 10.30.

 

Spice Noida 10.00 - 258/258 100%

 

BIG TGIP Noida 10.00 - 293/293 100%

BIG TGIP Noida 10.20 - 291/293 99%

 

Big Ansal 9.35 - 192/192 100%

Big Ansal 10.00 - 302/306 99%

 
 
 
 
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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 10:01pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by chocolover89

I find it hilarious that that negative review from Rediff is being RT with a #HappyBirthdaySalman hashtag on twitter LOL
 
So SRK is damn good in Don 2. Yayyy!Party *touchwood* hope this works! Big smile


Aahahahahah...NO WAY!! Really?! LOL LOL
*runs to twitter*

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Posted: 22 December 2011 at 10:09pm | IP Logged

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Don 2 Housefull Opening In Noida

 

Friday 23rd December 2011 10.30 IST


Don 2 takes a house full start in the first few early morning of shows in Noida. Below are the figures from the three multiplexes of the four multiplexes in Noida. The first show at the other multiplex of Wave will be at 10.30.

 

Spice Noida 10.00 - 258/258 100%

 

BIG TGIP Noida 10.00 - 293/293 100%

BIG TGIP Noida 10.20 - 291/293 99%

 

Big Ansal 9.35 - 192/192 100%

Big Ansal 10.00 - 302/306 99%

 

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