S06E7: Don (1978) - Sexy, Angry Amitabh Bachchan

Don is a 1978 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written by Salim-Javed, produced by Nariman Irani, and directed by Chandra Barot. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, Helen, Om Shivpuri, Satyen Kappu and Pinchoo Kapoor. Amitabh Bachchan plays a double role, as Bombay underworld boss, Don and his lookalike Vijay. The film's plot revolves around Vijay, a Bombay slum-dweller who resembles the powerful criminal and underworld boss Don, being asked by law enforcement officer DSP D'Silva (Iftekhar) to masquerade as Don, in order to act as an informant for the police and track down the root of the criminal organization. (Source:Wikipedia). You can listen and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes / Stitcher / TuneIn or on YouTube. You can also listen to this episode right here on this player below.
Podcast Episode Summary:

  • We talk about Farhan Aktar's Don
  • We talk about Amitabh Bachchan's characters in all of his movies smoking and drinking and wonder if cinema influences people
  • We talk about the story behind the song paan banaras wale

I think this has been my least favourite movie so far - Tanvi

I love Amitabh, clearly - flo

I am singing for a change- Flo

I don't have a favourite scene - Tanvi