Bollywood | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:10pm IST
Tweet Review: 'Don 2' is sleek and action packed
Rituparna Chatterjee, IBNLive.com
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New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2, the sequel to the 2006 remake of the Amitabh Bachchan classic, hits the screens on Friday. The lord of the Asian drug world is back to haunt the picturesque streets of Berlin in director Farhan Akhtar's ambitious action thriller.
IBNLive Movies Editor Rituparna Chatterjee, who watched the film on Thursday, tweets the experience.
Here's the tweet review of one of Shah Rukh Khan's most anticipated films of the year.
10:16 PM: Farhan Akhtar's #Don2 hits the screens on Friday. The lord of the drug world, returns. Watch this space for a #TweetReview. Ready?
10:22 PM: Settling in for the ultimate chase. #Don2 picks up from where Don: The Chase Begins Again left off. #TweetReview
10:26 PM: The signature tune opens the narration. We are familiar with that one. @iamsrk says "I am the King!" Stunning backwaters. #TweetReview #Don2
10:29 PM: 5 mins into the film and the entry of @iamsrk! A gaunt Shah Rukh Khan, leaner, with unkempt long hair and stubble. #TweetReview #Don2
10:32 PM: Action starts immediately. Drug lords gather to take a vote on killing Don. Everyone agrees. But Don has other plans. #TweetReview #Don2
10:36 PM: The core team of @iamsrk @FarOutAkhtar and @ritesh_sid hope to recreate the Don magic this time around. The action so far is great. #Don2
10:41 PM: Intl stunt director Wolfgang Stegemann's work has truly paid off. Hand-to-hand combat as Don tries to escape drug lords is lethal. #Don2
10:43 PM: Back to Malaysia where Om Puri is retiring after 37 years and 186 cases. His big regret: not having caught Don. #Don2 #TweetReview
10:48 PM: Entry of Priyanka Chopra. Roma is about to get the shock of her life. But is she still in love with the Don? Find out on Friday #TweetReview
10:50 PM: "Make me an offer I can't refuse," says Don. He will get death penalty if he can't convince the cops to withdraw all charges. Plot thickens.
10:52 PM: He has ruled the Asian drug world for years and now Don is back for a bigger prize. Europe is his playing ground. #TweetReview #Don2
10:58 PM: The action is great, esp an exciting jailbreak. #Don2 promotions have been low key. The investment in action has paid off. #TweetReview
11:00 PM: Not gold, cash or secret documents. This time the eye is on Euro printing plates. #Don2 sets the pace for future heist movies. #TweetReview
11:05 PM: Boman Irani, devoid of the pretense of being the good cop, is in his elements. If you have seen Don (2006) you will realise how angry he is.
11:08 PM: Lara Dutta's item number, the only song of the film, heralds the rebirth of Don. He is back in Europe, planning an ambitious heist. #Don2
11:12 PM: Planning kicks off, but the pace of the film, gripping till now, slackens.Intrigue and an elaborate blackmailing plan. Entry of Kunal Kapoor
11:16 PM: The complex plot takes Don to Zurich & then to Berlin. All Shah Rukh Khan die-hard fans (are there any other kind?) will not be disappointed
11:18 PM: The suave Don of the 2006 remake was pure evil, this one has more heart. But is he getting repetitive? You will find out Friday #TweetReview
11:20 PM: In many ways this is @iamsrk's film. He has a quiry sense of humour. Even behind bars he never fails to flirt with @priyankachopra #Don2
11:23 PM: A surprise cameo by a superstar takes you off guard. He has a ball dance number but then he is a great dancer as we all know. #TweetReview
11:25 PM: Hacker Sameer Ali aka @kapoorkkunal joins SRK. He is a fan of Don. Aly Khan, Nawaab Shah, Sahil Shroff are new additions to the cast. #Don2
11:28 PM: Shankar Ehsaan Loy's music is underwhelming. The script falters at places. Om Puri and Junglee Billi Roma come across as stiff. #Don2
11:30 PM: The big moment is now! A car chase through a basement parking lot and Berlin streets. In 3D this is mindblowing. #Don2
11:33 PM: A very expensive pile up and Don gets away. "Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai." Will Kunal overcome a twinge of conscience? #Don2
11:35 PM: The film has an international, Mission Impossible feel to it. Superb action. The combat sequences are the high points. #TweetReview #Don2
11:36 PM: But the omnipresence Don of 2006 has mellowed. He now needs a team to get him past a high security locker. Age catching up perhaps? #Don2
11:38 PM: Vardhan on the other hand is deadly. Painful to see Don get beaten up. Hope he has a backup plan to get him away from inside the vault.
11:41 PM: Hope Shah Rukh had fun shooting the 300 feet drop from the top of a building, it's vertigo inducing. #tweetreview #don2
11:43 PM: More than ever the scene is reminiscent of the MI series. Attraction between Priyanka and SRK is awkward. Chopra comes across as petulant.
11:45 PM: A hostage situation inside the bank. Explosives going off everywhere, will Roma & Don get out of this alive? But whose side is Vardhan on?
11:48 PM: There was so much scope for developing the characters. But priority given to action (which is good) perhaps takes away from other aspects.
11:50 PM: Lara Dutta in a short role tries her best to play the vamp. But she is limited by screen time given. A great underwater escape scene. #Don2
11:52 PM: SRK is believable as Don, but this time around he is more vulnerable to female charm. "Agar tumhe kuchh ho gaya toh?" worried Don asks Roma.
11:54 PM: The storyline is not new, but the surprising change of heart is. Impalusible perhaps? But who knows what goes on in the mind of Don? #Don2
11:57 PM: Shah Rukh is wicked, but this time he is also more humane. You decide on Friday if you like the ending. #Don2 #TweetReview
12:00 AM: This film desperately needs humour. Taut at times and slackening in the second half, #Don2 is a constantly accelerating ride. #TweetReview
12:02 AM: Climax builds up with emotional sparring in between Roma and Don. He wants to walk out a free man. And she can't decide whether to trust him
12:03 AM: A very surprising twist. Watch out for this one on Friday. Decides the film. #TweetReview #Don2
12:05 AM: This is one wild world tour with crazy stunts, knee-jerk car chases, plunging from building and final unveiling of what Don is in real sense
12:06 AM: In the end Farhan Akhtar has delivered an engaging film, if you don't mind it dragging endlessly at some parts. #TweetReview #Don2
12:08 AM: Priyanka Chopra is not convincing as Roma and Boman is more menacing than @iamsrk. It's a mixed bag this time. Looks ripe for a sequel again
12:11 AM: The @iamsrk fans will love him in this one. That much is for sure. #TweetReview #Don2
Edited by you2 - 22 December 2011 at 10:30pm