Don 2 Movie Review
Critic Rating: 5.5/10
Viewers' Rating: 6.5/10
Business rating: 3.5/5 stars
What’s Good: The attractive post-interval bit, Shah Rukh Khan’s appealing act; the work of art; the stylised acting and voice-over; the surprise of the suspense.
What’s Bad: The slow first half; the technical details in the drama which will mystify a part of the viewers; the music; the dull portion which spring up at some places.
Verdict: Don 2 is a winner. It will score at the box-office and defer good earnings to all worried.
Loo break: A couple in the first half.
Watch or Not?: Absolutely watch it for Shah Rukh Khan’s performance in cinemahall
The Don Shahrukh Khan”s nice come back in his new film Don 2, director Farhan Akhtar takes his time introducing us to his lead role by Shahrukh. Don 2's great successes is it's cinematography, which takes a page from the original's book. There are lots of fantastic vistas, wonderful framing, and dynamic action shooting from DP Jason West. Farhan Akhtar seems to have been given carte blanche by production company Reliance to make Don 2 big, and he did it the same way he did in the first film: location, location, location. We hop across the globe with Don from Thailand to Malaysia and eventually settle in Berlin for about 70% of the film's running time. These locations are utilized beautifully, including the now standard massive car chase through city streets and tunnels. He walks with a bluster, whether in a Malaysian prison wearing an orange jump suit, or on the dance with Dutta. There is a rhythm in his body, as he sways his shoulders and his arms walking up in the Zara Dil Ko Thaam Lo song sequence. -
Shah Rukh Khan is the life time film and charms his way into the audience’s hearts. He shines in the role of Don and uses all the charisma at his command to make his character totally fascinating. His dialogue delivery, facial expressions and wrong amusement add up to an pleasurable package. His attitude and body language are oh so fascinating. Priyanka Chopra gets limited scope and is properly controlled as the Interpol detective. She looks very hot. Lara Dutta is alright but in some way, she does not add the desired dose of glamour in a fairly long special appearance. Boman Irani shines in the role of Vardhan. He is ominous and calculating, as is the demand of the character. Aly Khan plays his part with planned self-confidence. Kunal Kapoor leaves a mark. Nawab Shah is alright as Jabbar. Om Puri has been wasted. Sahil Shroff looks handsome and does a fair job as Arjun. Hrithik Roshan surprise in a special appearance and does a good job totally the track looks required. Others let somebody use good supports and job.