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DON2:REVIEWS pg 9(TOI) (Page 37)

AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Times of India: Don 2 is a classic action/crime thriller that doesn't let go, even for a moment. More importantly, the plot has been finely crafted, with every twist and turn falling into place like a complicated albeit neat little jigsaw.

Rating ' 4/5

Box Office capsule: DON 2 is Hell Of A Ride

Rating- 4/5

Indicineoverall, Don 2 works mainly because of three reasons ' SRK's performance, Farhan's direction and those fantastic dialogues. At the box-office, the film has opened well and should continue it's good run for the next 2 weeks. Many have asked us about the repeat-value. For us, Don 2 is a one-time watch in theater and second-time on DVD for sure.

Rating: 4/5

UK Live Cinema:

Rating- 4.5/5 Overall the movie is great, and as we all know Don in India always speaks awesome dialogues and as usual the movie's dialogue are fantastic. Ok so about music, well its Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy , they are always brilliant.

Rating: 4.5/5

Desimartini: The King is back indeed!!!

Rating: 4/5

Bollyspice: All in all Don 2 is a smashing finale to an already interesting line up of films released this year. It's a slickly edited, edge of the seat, cool, sassy and well made product with a gripping plot to boot. Here's hoping they decide to make a third installment as there's definitely potential to explore more of Don's wicked antics, watch him outwit the good guys again and recite his by now (in)famous line 'Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi''

Rating: 4/5 The Don 2 is again and again watch movie. Everytime you watch you will find something new. A amazing Christhmas and new year it will be.

Rating: 4.5/5

samay live: A must watch film for action lover

Rating: 4/5 On the whole, Don 2 may not give the discerning audience a great high but it will be loved by those who like style, intrigue, suspense and attitude.

Rating: 3.5/5

New York Times:

Rating: Bollywood Baddie is Ready to Take on Europe

Zee News: 'Don 2' Belongs to shah rukh khan

Rating: 3/5

OneIndia: Overall, Don 2 is a perfect entertainment package for this Christmas. After Ra.One, this movie holds a mirror to changing trends in Indian cinema. Don't miss to watch SRK's dazzling stunts.

Rating: 3.5/5

DailyBhaskar: On the whole, Don 2 is a perfect combination of style with substance. Definitely a one-time watch for one and all and treat for SRK fans.

Rating: 3/5

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

Rating: 3/5

Digital spy:

Rating: 3/5

Current Week Cinema: Don 2 is fairly entertaining. SRK contemporary and stylish in look worth to watch.

Rating: 3.5/5

SuperGoodMoviesDon 2, is different and shuts all of them up who compared Don with the Big B starrer. 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,A must watch for action buffs.

Rating: 3.5/5

BollywoodHungama (Taran): On the whole, DON 2 rides on star power and brand value. The film has a bland first hour, but the second half takes the film to another level. There's no denying that a cohesive script would've made a world of a difference to the film, but the tremendous hype, star power and the lucrative period [Christmas and New Year celebrations] will make its investors reap a harvest.

Rating: 3.5/5

Daily Times Pakistan:

Rating: Thumps Up 4/5Thumbs up

Mid-Day: strongly recommend that you watch this one, solely to experience the Shah Rukh Khan-charisma once again.

Rating: 2.5/5

Yahoo Movies:

Rating: 2/5

Rediff ( Aseem Chhabra ):

Rating: 2.5/5

Rediff ( Raja Sen ):

Rating: 2.5/5

Parda PhashThe movie is not at all like other Indian sequels such as Dhoom 2 or Raaz 2 but is a pure next level with story stretching to a new high. The movie has been shot in 2D and 3D is also well justified.

Rating: 4/5

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:04am | IP Logged
4 star from indiaglitzParty

Don 2 - Gripping, stylish, thrilling paisa vasool experien

Joginder Tuteja, IndiaGlitz  [Friday, December 23, 2011]

Though one was clear about what 'Don' would be like when Shahrukh Khan decided to remake the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, there was absolutely no clue thrown around what is in store from 'Don 2'. Well, here is the reason why. It is apparent that the makers of the film (Farhan Akhtar, Shahrukh Khan and Ritesh Sidhwani) didn't want to confuse audience since 'Players', which is about to release soon, is also based on the same theme.

Yes, the fact is that at the core of it all, both 'Don 2' and 'Players' deal with a heist. While gold bars worth crores is at stake in 'Players', the target for 'Don 2' is a bank. While one still awaits the outcome of the former, one can comfortably state that latter has indeed raised the bar. Pun intended.

Still, one can't really say that 'Don 2' begins with a bang. Oh yes, there is banging and all involved but frankly, the entire 'let's kill Don' followed by the fight sequence isn't just a direct repeat of what one had seen in 'Don', it is also plain ordinary. The drama picks up though once Shahrukh catches up with Boman Irani (Vardhan) in jail and hatches his plan. 20 minutes into the film and you are hooked for good as you get sucked into Don's plan here. Whether it is the jail break or the strategy devised around looting the bank, it is tough to blink an eyelid.

That's because the second half of the film is an altogether different experience. To think of it, there are just two episodes that make for the 70 odd minutes that follow post the intermission. While first episode involves getting into the bank, the second is about getting out of it. It is to the credit of a well designed screenplay that makes you forget that popcorn tub and concentrate entirely on what really unfolds on screen.

With number of players involved in this heist like a hacker (Kunal Kapoor), a tough goon (Nawab), Vardhan, the moll (Lara Dutta), Interpol (Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri), German police, the Bank Vice President (Alyy Khan) and of course, Don himself, it turns out to be one roller coaster ride that is not just well written but also intelligently executed while being brilliantly shot.

Anything that sticks out as a sore thumb? Well, the fact that 3D conversion here is hardly the kind that makes much of a difference to the visuals. It doesn't add much value to the visual appeal of the film and one just hopes that in the near future if a film decides to arrive in 3D, it is actually shot in real 3D instead of a conversion coming into play. Having said that, one is still willing to ignore this aspect of the film since right through the narrative, there is an enigmatic mix of tension and charisma that Don creates which ensures a steady momentum.

The man who makes this possible is Shahrukh Khan who gets into a mode like this after ages. He did get some flak for 'Ra. One' whereas in 'My Name Is Khan' and 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi', he was hardly a hero that audience would have loved to see him as. However with 'Don 2' he gets the menacing side of him on display while charming the audience enough to root for him despite enacting a negative character.

Boman Irani, who has continued from where he left in 'Don', has the maximum screen time after Shahrukh and is well in his character without going overboard. This isn't the kind of film where she was required to display histrionics but in the limited scheme of things, Priyanka Chopra fits in well. Lara Dutta adds glamour to the proceedings and adds value in a guest appearance. Amongst the other supporting actors, Kunal is immensely likeable and brings in a boyish charm. Om Puri is quite dispensable though Alyy Khan is controlled and plays his part gracefully. Nawab does well again, as always, and rises above the stereotype.

'Wow' - Now this is what you end up exclaiming not just around the time when end credits start rolling for 'Don 2' but quite a few times during the two and a half hours narrative of the film. Now this is one film which doesn't take audience's intelligence for granted. Gripping, stylish, thrilling and constantly making you think about what would happen next, 'Don 2' is unpredictable with several engaging sequences that ensure that it turns out to be much more than just a 'paisa vasool' affair.

Go for it!

Rating: ****

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:04am | IP Logged
OMG I can't wait to see it!!!!
Hopefully it'll break all the records =))

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:18am | IP Logged
Am going tomorrow! SRK fever is on with full force! Star

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i am going tomorrowBig smile can't wait Silly

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:24am | IP Logged
advance story telling, complex situations, spicy twists, memorable dialogues, unorthodox directing & of course king khan

that's don 2 for me as i stepped out from da theater today. not once i felt my money was wasted or da excitement was drained out or my time was wasted. in fact i kept on beaming with a smile glued to my face with such unorthodox hindi movie which is not at all a typical hindi movie. besides it's da best indian movie i've seen this year with no over acting, comedy circus and most importantly no nonsense just pure world class entertainment 

plus points: farhan akthar, shah rukh khan,boman irani & action

farhan akthar is one of da best, intelligent directors of indian cinema and my most fav too. he's so unorthodox with his story telling be it dil chahta hai, lakshya. he knows his job and sticks to his method without going da typical hindi masala way with boy meets girl, they fall in love, a villain comes, climax, boy & girl wins, happily ever after. nah that's not farhan's formula. each and every action of don is justified and his story telling is so convincing that you feel you don't miss MI series or james bond for that matter. he has taken indian cinema to a whole new level with don 2

nobody dares to make a bad guy look so good da way shah rukh khan does. don delivers cruelty and compels you to empathize his action with positiveness. you don't wanna hate him. you don't wanna write him off. instead you justify his cruelty with enthusiasm and sadistic pleasure. shah rukh khan is so convincing as don and undoubtedly everybody else is overshadowed by his persona in da movie. my eyes refused to look elsewhere when he was on screen. he carries off da bad guy impressively and leave you no room to spit at him or hate him. his dialogue delivery and attitude is bang on

boman irani was superb! i can't imagine anybody else playing vardaan better than him. this man is a brilliant actor and vardaan's my fav boman role after da principal act in 3 idiots

action is another plus point of da movie. there was never a dull moment during fighting scenes and action sequences. this department of da movie has been done wisely and strongly that viewers are gelled to their seats and eyes glued to da screen

minus points: music, priyanka chopra, advance screen play  

my expectations were sky high when it comes to music cuz i loved da album of don 1. but to my great disappointment shankar ehsaan loy delivered a below average album. really wish they worked bit more hard since it was a total let down 

priyanka has been my fav female indian actor and i love her a lot but she didn't impress me as roma in da sequel. i couldn't stop frowning during most of her scenes cuz i felt she couldn't carry off roma convincingly as she did in da first part. i guess im expecting too much since she's my fav girl in b town

although i loved da complex story telling and advance screen play, it might be a drawback to attract audience especially those who reside in india. da movie's more westernized and la hollywood style (to my great pleasure) but im sure majority of indian viewers may not find it easier to digest since they prefer action movies like dabaang, singham & bodyguard for that matter. technically it's not a minus point for da don team but it's a con for their box office collection 

all in all it was a total paisa vasool movie for me and im going again. this is da best christmas gift i've got so far in my life!! thanks farhan & shah!!  you guys rock Star

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by NiHa24

Yipeee  i watched it!!!

And Damn!!!!!!!! the Movie was so damn good!!!!

And my my!!!   SRK was just just just  
HOT!!!!!!!!Day Dreaming

I will see the movie again!!!!!!Day Dreaming   just for SRK!!
It was just a SRK film!!!

His sexy looks, his style, his laughLOL,  He was just amazing! He was charming!!
Even in prison uniform he looks so hot!

His comic timing is so good!( SRK cant go wrong here!!! does it?) u would even laugh when he laughs("wicked laugh"LOL)!!!

His Introduction was just mindblowing! 
u would whistle and start clapping seeing introduction of THE DON!!
and My!!! i loved the action sequences! SRK was great!Clap

He has DONNed it everywhere!  Its all about him!!!!!!!!

Lara and priyanka were good! sexy! Hot!
Boman Irani was excellent!  and very funny in one sceneLOL!!

The movie seems to be predictable but it is not with the twist and turns!!!  And every plan of Don is executed as smooth as cutting the cake!! and Don maintains his cool everywhere!!!

And u might say " Don jo plan kartha hai woh asaphal hona mushkil hi nahi na mumkin hai!!"LOL

And the direction was fantastic!!  Action sequencesClap  Clap Clap  just brillinat!
Farhan did a fabulous Job!!!Clap

I would hope he will bring DON3 for us!!!
chahe kithna bhi late na ho( for the good script)!!!  hum inthezar zaroor karenge boss!!!

As the song goes!!  dil ko tham lo, dil ko tham lo...aaya hai ... Don!!!!!!!!
The excitement will keep reminding the song even if it is not playing in the background!!!Big smile

All in all it was a treat to watch SRK in the Don2!

Don1 was nothing compared to Don2 if i may sayEmbarrassed!!

Might be some spoilers!!!Big smile

Lara was good!  She did her part efficiently!   Liked her role!
And Priyanka was also good!!  i was hoping that she'll have some big part in the end but didnot match my expectations! 
well Her ambition doesnt last strong enough( kambakth ishqLOL)!...she has a small action sequence in the end and it was good!!    Was little disappointed with Roma but it was nice to see the romantic enclosure between Don and Roma!! 
The chemistry was rocking between SRK and Priyanka(jungli billi)!! 

And the plesant surprise!!! the guest apperance of Hrithik was very cool! he was very charming!! He was good!  Hrithik and Priyanka's chemistry was good!

It was predictable that Sameer was part of the plan till the end!!!  but in the end it did made to sit on the edge when he gets the parcel!!!!  And dil tham ke baithi thi  what will happen to Sameer!

wowDay Dreaming
glad u liked ...
in public review ,the crowd shouting SRK u rockkk

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 23 December 2011 at 6:33am | IP Logged
Nadz Hug
already watched??!!
hmm too much spoiler ..i m not gonna read :P :P 

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