Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Farhan Akhtar's "Don"

The next (most likely) big release of a remake is Farhan Akhtar's Don which is the more stylized version of earlier Don which was released in 1978.

The earlier version was directed by Chandra Barot starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftikhar, Om Shiv Puri and Helen. This movie was a big hit and the music by Kalyanji Anandji was a big hit as well.

Farhan Akhtar's Don stars Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Boman Irani. The music is by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy. Farhan has retained two songs from the earlier Don. One is the cult Khaike Pan Banaraswala and the other one (I am not sure though) is Yeh Mera Dil. Kareena Kapor is slated to do a Helen and Arjun Rampal is said to do a Pran in this stylized version.

We can only wait and watch as to how this re-make would turn out to be. Frankly speaking, I am a fan of Farhan Akhtar and at the cost of sounding biased, I would like to say that Don's remake would be a good film.

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