A graphic novel ‘Don: The Origin’ narrating the genesis and story of ‘Don’ and ‘Don 2′ starring Shah Rukh Khan, is expected to draw new segments of younger audiences to reading — at a time when cinema is pushing books to the edge.
The novel, conceived and scripted by director Farhan Akhtar of ‘Don’ (2006) and its sequel ‘Don 2′ which is set to release on Friday, has been published by Om Books.
The bilingual graphic books coinciding with the release of ‘Don 2′ — a dark crime thriller with Shah Rukh as the anti-hero — was unveiled by the cast and crew of the movie in the capital this week.
Don2 was released in U.K. today. And it has been getting extremely positive reviews from the audience. Here are some of the fan reviews from the Twitter:
HarikaC: My #Don2 verdict: absolutely fabulous, clever script, slick production, brill acting & outstanding dialogues 9.5/10
jaymamtora: #Don2 rocked – totally loved it wasn’t bored at all! Hope it does well! Gripping film!
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AAfter the huge success of Don in 2006, Farhan Akhtar presents the much awaited sequel Don 2, which hits the screens in the UK on 21st December 2011.
The first film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, starring Shahrukh Khan was a remake of the Don (1978) starring Amitabh Bachchan. It was the fifth highest grossing film of 2006 in India, grossing over Rs. 104 crores worldwide. Don 2: The King is Back is now the next successive story with Shahrukh Khan once again, playing Don. Continue reading
It’s two hours in, and we’re only just seeing signs that this interview might be happening. After greeting almost every TV network in the Gulf, posing with a multitude of starry-eyed women and sitting down to a big bowl of Caesar salad, Shah Rukh Khan finally looks like he might have time to talk. But he just needs to step out for a quick smoke first.
SRK famously runs according to his own schedule. Fellow journalists, hanging around the Dubai International Film Festival and waiting for the moment when he might have time for a five-minute chat, also bemoan the length of time one expects when speaking to Bollywood’s biggest name. Continue reading
After Hollywood, the 3D bug seems to have bitten Bollywood as well. Don 2, the sequel to the Shahrukh Khan starrer Don, is set to be released in 2D as well as 3D formats for those with the benefit of binocular vision. Shot around the world in countries including Germany, Malaysia, and Switzerland, including of course, India, Don 2, also known as Don 2: The King Is Back, is the sequel to the hit movie Don: The Chase Begins Again, which in itself was a remake of the original Don starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The new trailer lets you view the movie in 2D as well as 3D, when you click on the 3D button present next to the resolution selector. For those with a 3D display, the trailer is available in full colour at up to 1080p high definition in lmost all different 3D viewing formats including side-by-side, interleaved, etc. Those without a 2D display need not worry as you can still watch it in 3D using anaglyph (red and blue) glasses, albeit at the loss of some colour information. Continue reading
He has spent 11 years in Bollywood. But it’s only now that Nawab Shah, the villain opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2 , has seemingly hit the big league. So much so that Shah Rukh has gone all out to praise his work and Gorgeous Drop-dead Good Looks. But not many know that Nawab, by a stroke of bad luck, missed the chance to work in Shah Rukh’s friend-turned-foe Salman Khan’s blockbuster Bodyguard.
“Yes, I couldn’t do Bodyguard because of an accident. At that time, I was recovering from it and wasn’t in a position to shoot for a film,” says Nawab.
“Atul Agnihotri, producer had given me the script and told me that I am playing an important part in the film. But after the accident, I with a very heavy heart had to return the script. But I don’t regret it. Maybe better and bigger things are in store for me. But I would have loved to work with Salman.” Continue reading
Hopes for a Mafia Wars movie were dashed last summer, but Bollywood is busting out the biggest action crime thriller this year in India, and it’s coming with a Facebook game in tow.
Set in Germany, about an Indian mob boss taking over the European crime world, the film in question is Don 2: The King is Back, a sequel to Don: The Chase Begins Again (2006) by director Farhan Akhtar and starring Shahrukh “King of Bollyhood” Khan. This in turn, is a remake of the Indian cult film, Don (1978). And it’s a big enough deal that aside from Android, iOS, and Facebook, they’re also involving the PlayStation 3 in the mix. Continue reading
“Glad you liked the 3D surprise in the morning paper. See ‘Zaraa dil ko Thaam’ in 3D. See you there on Google+ Don2 page,” tweeted Farhan Akthar, director of Don 2: The Chase Continues, which releases this Friday.
Unveiling the music launches exclusively on web and using new media as a main tool for promotion aren’t the type of marketing initiatives you would associate with Bollywood. But using technology to innovate movie marketing has gone unabashedly high with Don 2, which is co-produced by Excel Entertainment and Reliance Big Pictures. Continue reading
The 2006 film’s music charmed listeners and the dance number ‘Aaj Ki Raat’ is played till date. Don 2 has not been able to weave the same magic yet music-wise but actress Priyanka Chopra has no regrets. She says there is no place for songs as the film Don 2 is a fast paced movie.
Talking to PTI, Priyanka Chopra says, “Don 2 is a very fast paced movie and there is no place for songs. The ones that you even see in the film are those that are really required in the film. Farhan was sure that he didn’t want to move away from the essence of Don. It is easy to just go ahead and copy what has been made earlier but then Don 2 is not Don. This is a cool stylish action film and much more than just Aaj Ki Raat.” Continue reading
Shahrukh Khan, who played the antagonist at the beginning of his career, returns in a negative role in his forthcoming movie Don 2: The King is Back. The superstar says that portraying villainous characters brings an odd sense of accomplishment to an actor.
“I will be really honest and I am not glorifying wickedness in real life and these are just films and stories, but as an actor it is one of the greatest highs to play a villain’s role,” states Khan at the launch of the video game based on Don 2, which is releasing on December 16.
The film, which is directed by Farhan Akhtar, also stars Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Om Puri and Kunal Kapoor. Continue reading