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DON2:REVIEWS pg 9(TOI) (Page 94)

AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:33am | IP Logged
^i feel some indian critic r pretty biased ..especially Raja sen ..
he hav neva praised SRK n his movies... 
he loves ranbir

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:36am | IP Logged
FarOutAkhtar Farhan Akhtar 
Don 2 review in US Variety…
New U.S. Release

Don 2


A Reliance Big Pictures release of a Reliance Entertainment, Excel Entertainment presentation of an Excel Entertainment, Film Base Berlin production. Produced by Ritesh Sidwani, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar. Executive producer, Arunima Roy. Co-producer, Mathias Schwerbrock. Directed by Farhan Akhtar. Screenplay, Akhtar, Ameet Mehta, Ambrish Shah.
With: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Kunal Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Aly Kahn, Nawwab Shah. (Hindi, English dialogue)
Multihyphenate Farhan Akhtar's sequel to his 2006 hit "Don" reprises most of the original cast, including Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri and superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the suavely sexy master criminal, for an action-filled caper that stretches from Malaysia to Germany. Though the pic is respectful of the heist-film template -- the gathering of the crew, the readying of props, the planned circumvention of all obstacles -- its main imperative consists of placing Kahn in impossible situations and watching him trick or strongarm his way out. "Don 2" should equal or surpass its predecessor domestically and in the diaspora, with definite crossover potential.

The plot finds Don (Khan) already in control of the Asian underworld and poised to conquer Europe. The film's well-choreographed first setpiece begins as a Euro gangster summit decrees his assassination, requiring Don to singlehandedly dispatch a small army of thugs waiting in ambush at a Thai arms dealer's riverside enclave.

Don's version of laying low involves his surrender to his two longtime law-enforcement trackers, about-to-retire Inspector Malik (Puri) and onetime flame Roma (Chopra), offering them information for immunity. Unsurprisingly, they refuse and throw him in jail, where Don reverts to Plan B and starts assembling the team for a major operation.

He first recruits his worst enemy, Vardhaan (Boman Irani, excellent), by escaping from prison with him. Then, with the help of his talented mistress, Ayesha (Lara Dutta), he rounds out his gang with another would-be assassin, Jabbar (Nawwab Shah); high-ranking inside man Diwan (Aly Kahn); and computer hacker Sameer (Kunal Kapoor), an old associate now married and expecting a kid. Their target is a major German bank where the nation's currency plates are stored.

Writer-director Akhtar handles the "Ocean's Eleven"-type bank job with aplomb, but what gives the proceedings their zing are the strong emotional undercurrents interlinking Khan and his multiple enemies, and the palpable sexual sparks ricocheting between Kahn and conflicted cop Chopra. In contrast with "Ra.One," Khan's last overwrought starring venture, the explosions and CGI pyrotechnics in "Don 2" always take a backseat to physical immediacy and psychological tension. The fact that Kahn (finally fully recovered from back surgery) undertakes his own stunts certainly adds to the film's kinetic flow.

The constant reversals and numerous twists that characterize Don's convoluted schemes might strain credibility were they not so perfectly integrated into the character's mischievous, table-turning mastery. As written and directed by Akhtar and thesped by Khan, Don takes such devilish delight in confounding his enemies' expectations that the viewer cannot help but revel in his cleverness even when disturbed by his unapologetic villainy, knowing smirk and arrogant self-assurance.

Except for the pic's mercifully few over-the-top musical numbers, which range from garish to ludicrous in their channeling of James Bond credit sequences, tech credits are ace. The film is being released in both 3D and 2D versions, with only the 2D version available for preview.

Camera (color, widescreen), Jason West; editor, Anand Subaya; music, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehssan Noorani, Loy Mendonca; production designer, T.P Abid; costume designer, Jaimal Odedera; sound designer (Dolby Digital), Nakul Kamte; choreographer, Vaibhavi Merchant; casting, Aadore Mukherjee. Reviewed at Big Cinemas Manhattan, New York, Dec. 21, 2011. Running time: 146 MIN. (I: 78 MIN., II: 68 MIN.)

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:38am | IP Logged

Ra.One - INR 240 crore

Bodyguard - INR 229 crore

Ready - INR 182 crore

Singham - INR 160 crore

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - INR 152 crore

DON 2 - 140 Cr Gross in week 1 ***********************

The Dirty Picture - INR 105 crore

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - INR 94 crore

Delhi Belly - INR 92 crore

Murder 2 - INR 92 Crores

Yamla Pagla Deewana - INR 86.50 crore

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:40am | IP Logged
Don 2 - Total Worldwide Collections(Upd ated): 113.37 Cr

Friday- 15.55 Cr
Saturday- 15.32 Cr
Sunday- 18.22 Cr
Monday- 8.85 Cr
Tuesday- 7.08 Cr
Wednesday- 5.49 Cr (Updated)
Thursday- 5.75 Cr (Early Estimates)

India Total: 76.26 Cr

Overseas Total: 37.11 Cr till Sunday

Worldwide Total: 113.37 Cr

Don2 collection:

Fri 15.55 cr
Sat 15.32 cr
Sun 18.22 cr
Mon 8.85 cr
Tue 7.08 cr
Wed 5.49 cr
Thu [early estimates] 5 cr.

First week Total: Rs 75.51 cr nett.

Edited by aiswaryaaa - 30 December 2011 at 1:42am

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 1:56am | IP Logged
First Week Circuit Totals: DON 2 v READY


Friday 30th December 2011 11.30 IST

Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network


Below are the circuit comparisons for some circuits between this week's release Don 2 and the Salman Khan blockbuster Ready.



Don 2 - 13.90 crore approx

Ready - 15.21 crore


East Punjab

Don 2 - 6.04 crore

Ready - 5.66 crore


CP Berar

Don 2 - 2.76 crore

Ready - 4.07 crore



Don 2 - 2.28 crore

Ready - 2.95 crore



Don 2 - 4.02 crore

Ready - 3.88 crore

(Note - Ready released before entertainment tax exemption in Rajasthan)



Don 2 - 4.75 crore approx

Ready - 2.31 crore

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 4:17am | IP Logged
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#Don2, which collected $ 7 million in its 5-day opng wknd in Overseas, ended its Week 1 with a fat total -- $ 9.47 million [Rs 50.43 cr].
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#Don2 Week 1: India 75.33 cr + Overseas 50.43 cr. Worldwide Total: Rs 125.76 cr.
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Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2 Nets Rs. 75 Cr in Week 1

December 30th, 2011 by Komal Nahta

Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2 collected an estimated Rs. 4.82 crore (all-India net collections) at the box-office windows on Thursday (December 29). The film, which had released on December 23, has collected a total of Rs. 75 crore in its first week.

Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2 Poster

Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2 Poster

Don 2: Day Wise Collections For Week 1

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Total
15.55 15.31 18.22 8.85 7.08 5.48 4.82 75.32

(in Rs. crore) (all figures are all-India net collections)

These collections, from all the versions of Don 2 – Hindi, dubbed Tamil and dubbed Telugu; 2D and 3D – are very good. The producers and the worldwide distributor of Don 2 will make profits. The film will prove to be a plus fare. Read more about the economics of Don 2 here.

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AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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SRK silences detractors as Don 2 turns into a hit
By Joginder Tuteja, Dec 30, 2011 - 15:03 IST

Sharukh KhanShah Rukh Khan must have gone through some real anxious times when the Thursday evening press show resulted in select mischief mongers spreading negative word of mouth about his latest releaseDon 2. Critics in general weren't really kind too and despite the fact that the film took the best opening ever for a non-holiday release, there were many waiting with daggers and all set to attack after the weekend went by. However as things stand today, Shah Rukh is pretty much having the last laugh with the film holding well even on the weekdays, hence ensuring that the film is a clean hit and may just turn superhit.

"Don 2 has done well and now all eyes are on how far would it go", says a source, "Of course Ra.Onebacklash coupled with the fact that the film hasn't been designed for universal audience means that the film wouldn't end up creating or beating records set this year. However, it is now entering the Rs.100 crore club and make neat profits for all involved. For Shah Rukh this is now his second century in a row. Of course Ra.One was touted to do much better but negative word of mouth aborted its run, though not before it managed Rs.115 crore for itself. However in case of Don 2, multiplex audience across the country are liking the film which is a big plus." 

There are some who are of the belief that given the fact brand Shah Rukh is involved, each film of his should be setting benchmarks instead of just coming close to them and compare with the contemporaries.

"Agreed, but for that a film should be designed as the one with universal appeal as well", says a prominent filmmaker on condition of anonymity, "If he plays to his strengths and ends up serenading women in chiffon sarees for a Yash Raj film, he is bound to set records. However, of late he has been experimenting too much and making a conscious call to stay away from mushy affairs, case in point being a My Name Is Khan, Ra.One or Don 2. Results are of course going to be mixed."

Sharukh KhanHowever, his fans worldwide are now rooting for him to do get back into wholesome family entertainment mood as a result of which in months to come, he would begin films which, as per industry parlance, are considered to be 'safe'. 

"Yash Chopra's film that he is doing with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma cannot go wrong. Then there is Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express for which he starts shooting with Kareena Kapoor. These are the films that have an eye on multiplexes as well as single screen audience. Guess Shah Rukh is through with technology, gizmos and 3D now, it is time to get that major biggie which would shut the mouth of even the staunchest of detractors", the filmmaker adds. 

His fans wouldn't mind that either.

Edited by aiswaryaaa - 30 December 2011 at 4:28am

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Posted: 30 December 2011 at 5:22am | IP Logged

Ok my don 2 review :P,

Don's cool and languid entry on the speed boat Goshhh It was so damm stylish man!!!

When he exclaimed damm abhi mujhe boat khudh hi chalana parega, u could'nt help bt smile …..

He is demure, he is cocky, he is glamorous ..n he is THE DON!!!

 ''yahan ka sabse achha Italian restaurant konsa hai….spaghetti with red wine :P

He has got some nerve man!!1

Smoke swirls around his face in a circular motion, he lazily flexes the ''D'' tattoo on his biceps, his dreadlocks blow in the wind and the piercing eyes peek above the RayBeans ……….i was gawking at the screen by then …

All the one-liners said by ofcourse Don r classic !!!He watches tom n jerry with a smile, n also plans a murder in cold blood…..when cornered he refuses to go down his knees when conered for that would stain his white trousers…

As I have said before he is deliciously wicked. …..wickedly charming…charmingly sexy..n sexily twisted..

Don shared a sizzling chemistry with his junglee billi….SRK PC were Awesome together…their spunk and a crackling chemistry spice's up the movie…Boman Irani ,Lara Dutta, Kunal all do a gr8 job.. Bt SRK just steals The show man ..SRK Makes Don!!!!!

The plot was super ..interesting n engaging hats of to Farhan again, he is extremely talented…

Action scene and techniques were bang on …

The HR special appearance was wow……n Ending I was much taken in surprise by the twist in the end, bt I guess when it comes Don I should be expecting shocks in the end hehe

N again coming 2 don , I cannot still get over him :P he is evil, he is wicked bt is jealous of his jungle billi's lover.. he is unbelievingly charming man…..

You Love him

You can Hate Him

But Definitely not Ignore him…..

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