Don (2007 film)
|Directed by||Raghava Lawrence|
|Produced by||M.L. Kumar Chowdary|
|Written by||Abburi Ravi (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Raghava Lawrence|
|Story by||Raghava Lawrence|
|Cinematography||S. Gopal Reddy|
|Edited by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
Sri Keerthi Creations
Don is a 2007 Telugu action film produced by M.L. Kumar Chowdary on Sri Keerthi Creations banner and directed by Raghava Lawrence, starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles. Raghava Lawrence made his debut as music director for the film. Don released on 20 December 2007. The film was recorded as a "Super Hit" at the box office. It was dubbed into Malayalam on release as Bhai and dubbed into Hindi as Don No. 1. The film was remade in Bangladesh as Don Number One and into Odia as Don starring Anubhab Mohanty.
The story begins when a teen named Suri escapes and finds a drug dealer tormenting some little boys. Suri guns down the drug dealer. One of the boys, Raghava, expresses his wish to join him. The rest of the boys become Suri's helpers and eventually his henchmen.
The film continues 20 years later with Suri (Akkineni Nagarjuna) and Raghava (Raghava Lawrence), and with the establishment of the fact that Suri is the don with a golden heart. Then, of course, he has Raghava as his sidekick who adores him to death. Together, they rule the underworld of Andhra Pradesh. Since Suri is the unopposed kingpin, he even has time for a song and dance on his birthday with his basti people. Everything is peaceful and hunky dory. But only until Stephen/Feroz (Kelly Dorjee) enters the scene. He is a feared don throughout India who wants to add Andhra Pradesh to his underworld fiefdom. That’s what sets off the battle of the dons.
Suri refuses to work with Stephen/Feroz, which upsets him. In many attempts to kill Suri, Stephen's/Feroz's men get killed. Rathnam (Kota Srinivasa Rao) wants to kill Raghava. Suri lets Raghava kill Rathnam because Rathnam hosted a hideout for Stephen's/Feroz's men in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, Suri falls in love with Priya (Anushka Shetty) (because of the three things he wants in his wife: to be kind, beautiful, and not afraid of him). At first, she doesn't like him, but later she also begins to like him.
Raghava also finds a girl he likes. In that process, he is cornered, where his fiancé Nandhini (Nikita Thukral) ends up being on the villains side. Raghava is killed. In a final meet between Suri and Stephen/Feroz, the latter returns Raghava's bullet-ridden body and challenges Suri to a fight on the condition that 'A person will lose two of his men for each fall he takes'. Angered and heartbroken by Raghava's death, Suri accepts his challenge. As the fight progresses, Suri loses two of his men. Determined to win, Suri continues the fight and thrashes up Stephen/Feroz and his two well-trained women bodyguards. The fight ends with Stephen/Feroz getting killed by Suri, and he warns Stephen's/Feroz's remaining men not to be like their boss, or else they will end up like him.
- Akkineni Nagarjuna as Suri 'Don'
- Anushka Shetty as Priya
- Raghava Lawrence as Raghava (Jadhav in Hindi version)
- Nikita Thukral as Nandhini
- Kelly Dorji as Stephen (Firoz in Hindi version)
- Chetan Hansraj as Anthony
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Rathnam
- Nassar as I.G.
- Chalapathi Rao as Murthy
- Supreeth as Bihar
- Salim Baig as Robin
|Film score by Raghava Lawrence|
The music was composed by Raghava Lawrence. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.
|1.||"Su Su Suriyanna"||Chinni Charan||Shankar Mahadevan||4:25|
|2.||"Inthandanga Unnave"||Chinni Charan||Harish Raghavendra||4:05|
|3.||"Mudde Pettu"||Chinni Charan||Harish Raghavendra, Saindhavi||3:59|
|4.||"Yedho Undile"||Vishwa||Vishwa, Suchitra||4:14|
|5.||"Neekai Nenu"||Chandu Madhu||Hariharan, Reeta||4:29|
|6.||"Dhada Puttistha"||Chinni Charan||Shankar Mahadevan||5:11|