Don (1978)

Apr 22, 2020
Don (1978)

This film isn’t the greatest to ever hit Bollywood, It is a path-breaking film for the industry. Chandra Barot has directed the film and it was produced by Nariman Irani under Nariman Films, cinematography has handled by Nariman Irani, and editing was done by Wamanrao.

It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman in a lead role with supporting cast Pran, Iftekhar, Om Shivpuri, Pinchoo Kapoor, Satyen Kappu, Jagdish Raj, and Helen

It was released on 12 May 1978, made on total budget est. ₹70 lakh and it has grossed est. ₹7 crore at the box office and it also became golden jubilee at the Box office

The Film was won three Filmfare Awards including Best Actor to Amitabh Bachchan, Best Male Playback Singer to Kishore Kumar for “Khaike Paan Banaraswala”, and Best Female Playback Singer to Asha Bhosle for “Ye Mera Dil”

Anjaan and Indeevar was given the beautiful Lyrics and music was given by Kalyanji has five songs and few good songs like “Khaike-Pan-Banaras-Wala”, “E-he-Bambai-Nagaraia”, and “Mai-hoon-Don” are too good and evergreen and other songs are also superb.

The story was based on most wanted Don (Amitabh Bachchan) who leads a smugglers’ gang but himself works for another gangster Vardhaan, DSP D’Silva (Iftekhar) manages to kill the don, nobody knows that Don has died. D’ Silva decides to take advantage of this situation as he knows a look-alike of Don whose name is Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan in another role), so he creates the story that Don was hurt so badly that his memory is temporarily impaired. He ensures Vijay’s entry to the gang of smugglers as their boss, he keeps searching for significant information about the activities and links of the gang. However D’ Silva puts Vijay in deep trouble as now he is not able to prove before the law and the society that he’s not Don because Mr. D’ Silva was the only person knowing his real identity.

Performance-wise Amitabh Bachchan acting was good as always and his acting from serious to comedy and comedy to serious was superb, Zeenat Aman looks beautiful and the coolest ever, Even Pran lent fantastic support and rest of the cast give their best in the movie.