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Don 2

Don 2 Rating:  2.92/5

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Don 2 Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

For the film’s plot – which basically involves our flamboyant criminal protagonist (Shah Rukh Khan) assembling a team to pull off a seemingly impossible heist in Berlin – the makers borrow ideas from some fine capers like Ocean’s Eleven and the Mission Impossible movies. Still what they deliver in the end is a clunky and spectacularly boring film that is neither smart nor particularly fun.For what’s intended as a slick action thriller, Don 2 moves at an unforgivably slow pace.Don 2 is nicely shot, and there are moments where Shah Rukh Khan is riveting. But that’s not enough to hold your interest for well over two hours…even the actor’s most loyal fans will find themselves yawning. I’m going with a generous two out of five for director Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Although packed with fast cars and bikes, this is one slow ride.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

When viewed in isolation, DON 2 looks like the right package to woo the movie-going junta — SRK in top form, a stylishly crafted story, pulsating and invigorating action and stunts. But it’s not without its share of hiccups. In fact, the first hour and the post-interval portions of the film are akin to the two sides of the same coin. The first hour is bland, the second is energetic. The first hour is deficient in thrills, the second keeps you on the edge. in DON 2, the lines are in sync with the various guises and situations of the Don. The dialogue are masterly and the flamboyance with which SRK delivers the lines is what makes it exceptional.On the whole, DON 2 rides on star power and brand value. The film has a bland first hour, but the second half takes the film to another level.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:Times of India

Don 2 is a classic action/crime thriller that doesn’t let go, even for a moment. More importantly, the plot has been finely crafted, with every twist and turn falling into place like a complicated albeit neat little jigsaw.The high point of Don 2 is Shah Rukh’s delineation of the character of the Don. The actor interprets him as an arrogant, agile, wicked and wild dare-devil who has the most bizarre schemes up his sleeves. But that’s not all. He also has the chutzpah to carry them through. Action is the other alluring selling point of Farhan Akhtar’s film. The chases, the fights, the demolition, destruction, break-ins, escapes have all been done with a finesse that rivals the best of Hollywood. Don 2 does lack a bit on the emotional quotient and human relationships are hardly given a chance to grow.A word about the dialogues: brilliant. A word about the music: mediocre

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The engaging post-interval portion, Shah Rukh Khan’s endearing performance; the canvas; the stylised acting and narration; the revelation of the suspense.What’s Bad: The slow-paced first half; the technical details in the drama which will confuse a section of the audience; the music; the boring portions which spring up at several places.Watch or Not?: Definitely watch it for Shah Rukh Khan’s performance and the stylised narration. On the whole, Don 2 may not give the discerning audience a great high but it will be loved by those who like style, intrigue, suspense and attitude.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Don 2, Akhtar’s latest, is a glossy, unashamed action offering polished within an inch of itself, visually coming together seamlessly and effectively. It’s evident in the very first few minutes that Shahrukh Khan is going to chew scenery like a particularly ravenous goat, but he does it with flair and it’s hard not to be seduced by the perfectly manicured film Akhtar builds around his star. It is as the film goes on that it becomes painfully clear that while the film gives us a memorable villain, there is nothing that stands in his way. Which means the film soon flattens out into inevitable boredom, the climax dragging on and on

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Piyal Dasgupta Site:NDTV

There’s an easy way to describe Don2 without any spoilers. Think of great action flicks from the Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and MI4 series. Shake them up.Don2 explosive yes, there’s immense amount of shattered glass in practically every action scene. But SRK fails to deliver the action, looking unbelievable3D is a waste, so don’t fret if you haven’t booked for a 3D show. In fact, don’t fret if you haven’t booked a show at all.The King is yet to return. Meanwhile since Hrithik’s cameo is the highpoint of the film, I’ll go with 2.5 stars, for the film

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Omar Qureshi Site:Zoom Review Show
Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

In Don 2, Akhtar manages to blend elements from various H’wood films, mostly Ocean’s Eleven and Die Hard, with a bit of Mission Impossible thrown in. This is our answer to Hollywood – a rehash of what they’ve done already. No points for originality.No points for writing either. If Akhtar’s film lulls you to sleep initially, in spite of some slick editing, it’s because the writing.What keeps Don 2 alive, then, is its pulsating action. It helps the pace quicken as the film progresses, including a thrilling chase sequence and a wonderfully choreographed-and-shot pre-climax sequence.Watch Don 2 for some kick-ass action. And Shah Rukh Khan.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

I practically fell asleep in parts of the film. Director Farhan Akhtar’s skill at creating slickness is by now such a given, that you’d notice only if it was absent. But creating excitement, the kind of thrill-a-minute, edge-of-the-seat stuff this kind of a film needs, is missing. Except in small doses, when Don and his doings, including a mean roundhouse kick, are given a chance to leap off the screen, ‘Don 2’ comes off as slick, yet slack. And much too long. Most of Don 2’s impressive spit and polish is marred by a been-there, seen-that air.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekhar Site:HIndustan Times

Now that we know Don’s essentially a goofy, demented one-man army of sorts, who could be shot off any second, given that many guns and enemies around, let’s quickly get to slick frames, cold colour tones, and rapid action over a hollow heist and hostage drama. Cars blowing up in mid-street are of course formula fare by this genre’s global standards.

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  Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar

Shah Rukh Khan compels one to leave the bitter memories of Ra. One behind and experience an exhilarating ride with Don 2. Hollywood style crisp action sequences and different avatars of SRK, prisoner and eventually ultra-classy Don keep the spectator busy. The story picks up pace in the post interval portions with tremendous suspense value related to Kunal Kapoor. Shah Rukh Khan, direction, cinematography, dialogues and editing are the strong points. Lack of songs subtracting down the Bollywood masala element from the film which was prevalent in Don, sluggish screenplay in first half are the weak points.On the whole, Don 2 is a perfect combination of style with substance. Definitely a one-time watch for one and all and treat for SRK fans.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:SuperGoodMovies Site:SuperGoodMovies

Shah Rukh plays a baddie after a long span in his career and adds charisma to Don. But the actual hero of the film is Farhan Akhtar who seems absolutely sure of what he is looking at. He makes the actors perform, the technicalities sound and has put soul into the film. Don 2, is different and shuts all of them up who compared Don with the Big B starrer.  The action stunts picturized should be commended with some must-watch breath-taking sequences. Editing is crisp but the romantic angle added could be explored more for commercial reasons. Farhan Akhtar’s direction is great,A must watch for action buffs.

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  1. ABE SALE PAGAL KE BACHHE KABHI KUCH KEHTA HAI KABHI KUCH APNI BAAT PE TO REHH

  2. its good film..humourous..thrilling ..good action and dialogues…hoping for don3 now

  3. plz dont watch don2, if u have seen any decent hollywood action movie, its a sheer waste of time n money

  4. 1st half was little bakwaas…2nd half was reely gud….and critics go n suck sharukhs dick

  5. guys 1st half is nt boring,its jst a build up of d story!!!!so everythng is perfectly done!!!!
    awesum movie!!!!!best bollywood action movie i hve ever seen!!!!!rajeev masand is really an asshole!!!!

  6. hey guyzz control ur angr…. let the wrld say the rubish thngs… v all knw y SRK is known as the KING…. SRK ROCKS EVRYTYM…………

  7. all sallu lalu fans why r u jelous of srk
    because he is better than salman the remake badshha
    badsha sirf ek hota hai and that is srk

  8. rajeev masand is thinking too much.. he is trying to inculcate things.. his views are upto his convenience.. i fell don2 is a wonderful movie with the most complex and well directed movie from bollywood. those who think its not gud; they did not understood actually..

  9. excellent movie.. SRK looks amazing

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