The Don (2006)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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Embedded with darkness and dread, this fast paced action thriller follows the trials and triumphs in the life of a fearless young man, whose parents were brutally murdered by a psychopath. Having escaped from him with his gun, Unnikrishnan (Dileep) spends the next 18 years of his life obsessed with taking revenge for his parents' murderer. Then, in a twist of fate, he identifies the killer while praying at a temple, as Quasim Baba the uncrowned king of the port and the peripheral areas in Kochi. Baba, the savior of the poor and downtrodden believes in instant justice and sends his men Sikandar (Bheeman Raghu) and Abdutty (Baburaj) to deal with every wrongdoing and set it straight. In a devilish plan to assassinate him, Unnikrishnan arrives in the nick of time to save Baba with his valor. Consequently, Baba takes a liking for Unnikrishnan to the extent that he brings him home and re-christens him 'Salaam' to suit an orthodox family. Salaam in no time, climbs up Baba's crime syndicate to become his most trusted right-hand man. Will Unnikrishnan continue to nurse his hatred and thirst for revenge, or truly become Salaam, Baba's trusted associate? And now is the time for baddies - lead by Subramanyam Swamy (Sai Kumar) a scheming accountant, who always quotes Sanskrit slokas and Hindu scriptures ala every villain of Shaji's movies. MLA Abdullah (Manianpillai Raju) and a drug peddler Sharon (Kasan Khan) with terrorist links are the others in the gang of wrongdoers who want to smuggle drugs into Kochi but Baba believes that it will spoil our youth. Soon Baba is killed by his nephew (Shammi Thilakan) and the blame falls on Salaam! The phase four titles don't come up when Salaam is sent to prison in charges of murder. I seriously surmise that the editor has forgotten to brand the phase. Here he meets his old pals from the juvenile home days - Anil Murali, Harisri Asokan and Srejith Ravi. They agrees to play the field generals for Salam, who once again becomes Unnikrishnan and goes on a revenge spree killing the entire gang of Baba's enemies using his brain and muscle power!

Cast: Dileep Pillai, Gopika Kularuban

Crew: Shaji Kailas (Director), Sanjeev Shankar (Director of Photography), Mohan Sithara (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 03 Sep 2006 (India)

Malayalam Name: ദി ഡോണ്‍

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as Unnikrishnan / Salaam
as Zaheeda
as Sikandar
as Abdullah
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
The Don got an 'A' certificate for its excessive violence and bloodshed.