Shah Rukh Khan was on Radio Mirchi promoting the Don remake. “This Don is more evil,” SRK promised. Even as he spoke about the how and why it came about, I was already drowned in memories of the original.
Don is such a cult movie for many among my generation – or even my dad’s – “This is where we entered the cinema hall,” commented my father as we watched the CD yesterday, reminding me that we had first seen the movie during a vacation in Bombay. Amitabh Bachchan, playing Vijay, was earning his daily bread as he performed ‘Eee hai Bambai Nagaria’. It was an innocent movie I think. Don and his gang’s badness was limited to smuggling gold and stuff – maybe kill once in a while but no narcotics and terrorist stuff the and Amitabh’s portrayal of him made him a friendly character. I think Amitabh is perhaps the only actor who can play the baddie and still not be seen as bad.
The new Don promises to be much darker but I hope some of the original charm wouldn’t be lost.
Am salivating, cannot wait!
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