Thursday, December 22, 2011

Don 2 : Been there DON that !!

If you watch movies to draw comparisons in the end over a chilled beer with your friends then you should NOT watch movies like DON 2 coz you will end up talking more about the Bourne,Ocean's,Bond Series and the latest Anil Kapoor Blockbuster MI4 : Ghost protocol !! (yes :-) it is an ANIL KAPOOR movie, I checked IMDB !!!  )
 But if you want to enjoy a movie purely seen from your vantage point then you are in for a festive treat for 2hr30 mins of class.
The movie starts and all you hope for is " I hope I dont go through wat I went through in Ra.One again ". Rest assured the thought of SRK appearing as a Sanitary Pad Brand ambassador with his "Bleeding Blue" image passes as swiftly as DON's stay in Thailand where the movie Kicks-off with some cheesy yet awesome dialogues. Don2 is set 5 years after the first one and is entirely based on his ambition to rule the drug Cartel in Europe and is mostly set in Berlin as the movie unfolds ( wise decision since that is where his fans paid close to 1500$ to watch MNIK at the film festival).Every move he makes must be executed well after the disaster of his previous movie and he delivers.You are eased into all the main character's and the Prison scene showing an intense faceoff between Don and Boman Irani (who was the best part of the first movie,does justice to whatever little part he has been given )is quite intimidating . Actor of Om Puri's stature has been wasted in the movie and his character could have been so much better.

The 1st half of the movie does not quite move at a pace which Action Thriller's are supposed to but u know it sets up the plot nicely for the intense half that follows.In particular is a Car Chase scene between Don and Priyanka(ROMA) which is shot so well that it draws instant comparisons with any hollwood scene you have seen and not to forget SRK's loyalty to his sponsors Hyundai by showing their Cars in it,in a country known for its famed Car manufacturer's.

There isnt much of a Chemistry or Bonding between any of the character's so there is no question of a romanctic angle to be expected in the movie.All that happens are some anoying exchange of words between DON and Roma who he still has a special feeling for inspite of having the stunning Lara dutta beside's him.Anyone who has seen Woody Allen's - Midnight in Paris will know Adrain Brody's awesome little cameo was a highlight of the movie and with DON you dont quite get the same thing but we certainly have a winner fo the ITEM no. of the year in Hrithik Roshan and his classy guest appearance for the Charity ball dance which reminds you of the Bond movies and Brits !! (great warmup for Agneepath i say !! )
The movie gears up well for the part of the movie involving a Bank Hiest which takes up most of the runtime and there isnt much to talk about the plot and a certain few hoels in the plot .Don somehow manages to always stay one step ahead of others,never seems to slow down and executes every move with the perfection of a picasso if u'd like to mock him.

Farhan Akhtar surely goes in for the safer option of being a bit cliche'd with how the movie shapes up but there is no questioning one of the finest directors we have around.Every scene shot looks as smooth as any hollywood spy,crime,thriller or action movie you have seen and kudos to Farhan for delievering on all fronts with the smoothness of the characters and the story at hand.Dialogues are mindblowing, though same cannot be said about the story writing which misses the Really Complex  twists and turns of the first movie.The climax has its own twists and turns which would give you a mixed feeling untill the final twist which was worthy of the time you spend anticipating " What Next " . .

If you are a SRK fanboy , you'd instantly have a fleeting thought about Darr, Baazigar or an Anjaam where his acting is far superior than the Ham king he has portyayed in some other notable movies which went on to be blockbuster's inspite of notable disgust associated with the know it that when SRK doesnt act like himself he does a mindblowing job with the character,same for DON2 his raw look,his punchlines,his energy in fight sequences and his intensity is not to be questioned as he executes it as well as he could have as a bad a**, You cannot imagine anyone else play the character the way he does with his own cunning charm and persona.

All an all a great movie to watch and remind you of the fact that yes a movie seen without comparisons will make you feel good about Hindi cinema and its improvements over the years.Classy , Smooth , Polished movie to watch out for.The 3D version is not something you would miss out on so 2D is more than fine. If you are a SRK fan you dont need to read any of this , just go and WATCH IT.

P.S - This is not a Review its just a Reaction !! same way as I would to a Fart or a FlashMob so dont hunt for any Stars . *Thumbs up*