Farhan Akhtar and his crew came back with their sequel of Don in the going December.The image of Don as set in the minds of Indian audience is still that of Big B Amitabh Bachchan which even King Khan SRK himself failed to wash off with his previous Don. However, this time with a completely new start and plot Don2 succeeds in rejuvenating the image of Don.
The movie begins right from where it ended five years ago and proceeds with Don (SRK) getting arrested to flee and escape out of the prison with his convicted foe Vardhan (BomanIrani) in order to implement the good old master plan of most Bollywood movies “robbing the currency printing plates”. The movie has been given the touch to meet the heart-throbbing action sequences and cinematography of Hollywood movieslike The Bourne Trilogy, Mission Impossible. Some sequences of the movie even give you the feel of getting inspired from the very famous TV series- Prison Break. The first half comprises of SRK performing mind-blowing action making people think that he belongs to some other world.
The second half of the movie brings into picture a hacker who is the only key of getting them inside the vaults of the bank. This satanic technological concept totally reflects Hollywood mindset. Although it hadn’t been presented quite clearly but still it is a refreshing new stealing methodology for Hindustani junta. Don’s obsession for his favourite girl Roma (Priyanka Chopra) continue to bloom even in this part of the story with the only thing being left to make either one of them fall for the other. Thank God, Farhan didn’t do it otherwise this would have coined the movie as another typical Bollywood Masala.
Quite a long time after from Baazigar and Darr, SRK’s old dark side is shown spectacularly which speaks all in itself with resplendent dialogue delivery. Just like all SRK movies, here also he takes the complete movie behind himself similar in a way to James Bond, only villainous in deeds. Role of Lara Dutta seemed quite unjustifiable, infact; the movie would still have been the same if she is taken out of the reel. Om Puri’s acting has not been explored to its extreme otherwise he would have left an effective impact on the viewers. BomanIrani as always has truly done justice to his role whereas Kunal Kapoor does totally the opposite of it. Background score and overall music of the movie suits it, all credited to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Especially, the soundtrack Yehaimaya in the voice of Usha Utthup gives a sensational binding track to appreciate the beats. The sequences shot in Germany, Switzerland, Thailand and Malaysia with high-speed cars rolling down the streets gives a treat to the audience.
Overall Don 2 changes the whole scenario of action pact movies in India and is a thrill to watch as it is a totally new one for the Indian viewers. Those who are Hollywood fanatics might not like it very much but still would not hesitate to appreciate to see such a thing in Bollywood and same would be the reaction overseas. SRK fans will undoubtedly go lunatic over this movie while elderly would simply call it a bullshit. In short, it is an action packed drama packaged to be delivered for a unique 2 hours 30 minutes entertainment.