Sunday, December 25, 2011

Don 2 - Movie review

Slick And Stylishly intelligent script is the major asset of Don 2! Its got all the elements of a perfect blockbuster- super cars, action sequences, car chases, foreign locales and most importantly- SRK!

Directed by Farhan Akhtar, Don 2's major USPs are SRK, his histrionics, Priyanka Chopra (looking super hot in a kickass avtar!) and awesome Dialogues! After a not so successful 'Ra.One', Shahrukh Khan is back with a bang! He is adorably mean, and stylishly cunning! He carries the whole film on his shoulders and takes the film notches above its prequel, Don. Another advantage being the fact that that there are no comparisons being drawn between SRK and BigB here.

Taking off from where they left in 'Don', SRK's first bearded look is a bit scary and grungy, but his flamboyant Don avtar is soon back!! The numerous twists in the movie make it an edge-of-the-seat experience (Sorry, can't reveal the twists- GO WATCH IT!!) The songs are dull, and make you feel like they lack something, except for the title track, which is the best of the lot. Background score by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is good and adds to the feel!

On the performance front, SRK is first class!! He is at ease playing a grey role, and fits the bill better than he did as a superhero in Ra.One! (Do more such roles KingKhan!) His dialogues are ekdum seeti-maar! Priyanka Chopra, as the kickass interpol officer, Roma, complements SRK very well. And she not jus adds glam (like her contemporaries :P), but has some action sequences to which she does enough justice. Her scenes with SRK in the second half have a very rough, lusty feel to them, which look amazing on the screen!

Boman Irani is, as usual, good. Kunal kapoor does not have much to do, but if there is a sequel, then he has chances of getting a role in it. Lara Dutta, plays Don's new girlfriend and accomplice, Ayesha, but hardly has any scope in her role. She adds glam and glitz (similar to Eesha kopikar and kareena Kapoor in Don).

What works for the film are its Hollywood style direction, performances and the dialogues. Its fast paced in the first half and might seem a little dragged to some (Read: SRK detractors), but nonetheless, it ends with a good twist!

On the flip side, there are a few loopholes in the second half. During their bank heist, the plot could have been simplified. Or, it should have been explained better.

On the whole, its definitely one of the best action films made in Bollywood! And i really wish and pray that SRK does more such roles which suit his age (he needs to understand that he is getting old now!). Finally- Iss film ko flop karna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai!