Hi, In MGR's movie 'Kudiyirunda Koil' (Tamil), wherein he played double role of twin brothers, the elder one gets lost at an early age and joins the gangster, whos apparently his dad's killer. The gangster MGR gets hurt in a police encounter and suffers from memory loss. The police officer who spots the younger one sends him in place of elder one (gangster) to help the police get information about their acts. I dont know how far this movie had inspired the writers of 'Don'. Mr. Akhtar what's your take on this? Jai
RE:Impressions from watching ''The Departed''
by Indian_Analyst on Oct 19, 2006 07:43 PM
The departed is a remake of the hongkong classic "Infernal Affairs". Don is a remake of Shammi Kapoor's China Town (Black and White). I am shocked that Javed Akhtar is claiming it as an original as the plotline of china town is identical. You are right that there are similarities between the departed and Don. My guess is that there lurks an original movie or a novel from where all these movies have been derived.