Damsel in distress moves into bad neighbourhood and is bailed out by a golden-hearted, lovelorn don. Of course, with a few lessons in 'bhai-ology' and romantic chemistry.
here's another 'Don' film and it's daringly different. Yes, it has un(don)e the deadly Don and given us an all new, improved, purified soul.
with a big-heart; who does more
. He has a sense of 'humours' (
(chivalrous, alright) and is a master in
Meet Jayantabhai (Vivek), a small-time Mumbai gangster, who's more Munnabhai than Jayantabhai, really. While JB tries to win over his big boss Altaf
and become his right-hand hench, he bumps into his friendly and feisty neighbour Simran (Neha) - struggling to find a foothold in big, bad Mumbai. Over
and endless banter in
(refer to dialect dictionary for Dons) he falls in love with his pretty 'English Vinglish'
Simran grapples with 'single-girl-in-big-city' issues like
; as far as
goes, she's somehow impeccably dressed at all times (huh!). They develop an endearing bond (with lovable chemistry); and Don suddenly turns into
and a new chapter on
is introduced in
Vivek is cool, confident and in his '
element. He's donned the
role several times, but Jayantabhai is total
. He adds zest to his character, with 'donnisms', punctuating it with bang-on comic-timing. Neha is a delight onscreen; looking stunning as 'bubblegum' or 'babe'. She shows immense spark, performing with spunk and style.
Vinnil Markan's 'feel-good' goofy 'gangsta' story is told with simplicity and modesty. It's not a slick, stylized gang-fest with shootouts and shenanigans, but an uncomplicated story of a good-
who wears his heart (instead of his gun) on his sleeve.
The screenplay is average and it waits a while to take-off. And we wish it had a bit more
(read: drama in
lingo), but overall it entertains.