Don (2006 Hindi movie)

2006 film by Farhan Akhtar

Don, also known as Don: The Chase Begins Again, is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Farhan Akhtar. The film was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Akhtar's production company Excel Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, with Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Isha Koppikar, and Om Puri appearing in supporting roles. Don is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name starring Amitabh Bachchan. The soundtrack was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

Directed byFarhan Akhtar
Screenplay by
Based on
Produced by
CinematographyK. U. Mohanan
Edited by
  • Anand Subaya
  • Neil Sadwelkar
Music byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Distributed byEros International
Release date
20 October 2006 (India)
Running time
169 minutes[1]
Budget38 crore[2]
Box office106 crore[2]

The film was released on 20 October 2006, during the Diwali festive season, on the same day as Jaan-E-Mann starring Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. It was generally well received by critics, with praise for Khan and Chopra's performances, the action sequences, music, production design, and cinematography. A major commercial success, Don grossed over 1.06 billion at the box-office against a production and marketing budget of 400 million and was the fifth highest-grossing Indian film of 2006. The film also received nine nominations at the 52nd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor for Shahrukh Khan. A sequel entitled Don 2 was released on 23 December 2011.



  1. "Don (2006)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Don – The Chase Begins Again". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2017.