Don 2

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Don 2
A poster of Don 2
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFarhan Akhtar
Produced byFarhan Akhtar
Ritesh Sidhwani
Shah Rukh Khan
Screenplay byFarhan Akhtar
Ameet Mehta
Amrish Shah
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Priyanka Chopra
Lara Dutta
Kunal Kapoor
Boman Irani
Om Puri
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
CinematographyJason West
Edited byAnand Subaya
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 December 2011 (2011-12-23) (India)
Running time
144 minutes[1]
Budget85 crore[2]
Box office280 croree[2]

Don 2 (also known as Don: The King Is Back) is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Farhan Akhtar. It is the second installment in the Don series. Jointly produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Boman Irani and Kunal Kapoor. This film is a sequel to the 2006 film Don (2006). The film's music was composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, while Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics. Jason West served as the film's cinematographer and Ritesh Soni was its editor.

Don 2 was released on 23 December 2011. The film had a mixed to positive reception from critics, receiving praise for the cast's performance, cinematography, production design, and action sequences. However, its pace and music received criticism. With a box office gross of over 275.97 crore (US$47 million), Don 2 was a big box office success. At the time of its release, the film was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and is the highest-grossing Indian film of 2011. The film received a number of accolades across various ceremonies in India. The film received five nominations at the 57th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Akhtar and Best Actor for Khan, winning Best Sound Design and Best Action.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Don 2". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Don 2 Box-office". Box office India. 26 Sep 2019.