Monday, November 10, 2014

The Magic of ‘DON’ Continues

After the two installments of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie DON minting money at the box office people have been desperate to see their heart throb SRK back as DON. Hence living up to people’s demand director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani have been working on the script. If reports are to be believed the scripting of the DON -3 is ready.

In a recent interview Ritesh Sidhwani revealed that along with Farhan and Shah Rukh he has been working out the modalities but as Shah Rukh Khan has been involved in his other movies hence the movie got delayed. Ritesh quipped, “We have to wait as how can I do Don without Don? SRK is Don and Don is SRK."


It is really amazing that the magic of DON continues since 70’s when filmmaker Nariman A. Irani produced DON in 1978 and Amitabh Bachchan immortalized the menacing DON on silver screen. Since then film buffs have gone crazy over the subject. The addiction of DON has been so intense that DON had been remade in multiple languages.

Soon after the mega success of DON in Bollywood the movie was first remade in Telugu as YUGANDHAR(1979), with superstar NTR playing the lead. Later in 1980 the movie was made as BILLA, starring Thalaiva Rajnikanth. Further in 1986 the movie was remade in Malayalam as SHOBARAJ, starring legendary actor Mohanlal.


The DON addiction did not end in the 80’s but it continued and two decades later in 2006 Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan revived the movie playing DON and wining applause.

Yet again the DON fever went down South and Tamil directors made BILLA starring Ajith Kumar, while in 2009 a Telugu movie starring Prabhas was made titled BILLA. 

Shah Rukh Khan repeated the act in DON -2 in the year2011 and once again reaped a rich harvest at the box office. Inspired by the repeat success of DON -2 Tamil filmmakers too made Billa II (2012) with Ajith Kumar

With DON 3 in pipeline film buffs are elated and dying to watch the movie.