which also included dubbed versions in Telugu and Tamil languages. The film had a mixed to positive reception from critics, receiving praise for the cast’s performance, cinematography, production design and action sequences. However, its pace and music received criticism. With a box office gross of over ₹2.02 billion, Don 2 was a Big box office success. At the time of its release, the film was one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and is the third highest-grossing Indian film of 2011. The film received a number of accolades across various ceremonies in India. The film received five nominations at the 57th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Akhtar and Best Actor for Khan, winning Best Sound Design and Best Action.
The film opens five years after the events of Don. The European drug cartel bosses meet in the French Riviera on a yacht to discuss a new threat emerging from Asia: Don is jeopardising their business by undercutting their prices and they decree that he must die. Living in Thailand for the last five years, Don goes to a remote settlement to pick up a shipment of cocaine. He gets cornered by his own allies who reveal to him that once he is killed, the cocaine from Asia will be open for sale in Europe and they will usurp all the profits. Don makes his way out by killing all his allies and destroying the entire settlement. He returns to Malaysia, surrendering to Roma who has joined Interpol, and Inspector Malik. He is sentenced to death and sent to prison, where he meets old rival Vardhan. Although initially Vardhan tries to extract revenge from Don for having him imprisoned five years back, he patches up with Don when the latter offers him an opportunity to escape with him. Don and Vardhan eventually escape by poisoning the other inmates.
In Zurich Don meets trusted companion Ayesha, and they retrieve a tape from a secret locker whose key was under Vardhan’s possession: it is of J.K. Diwan, vice-president of the Euro-printing DZB (Deutsche Zentral Bank). Diwan was sent to bribe Singhania to kill James Warden, the original choice for the President of the DZB so that Diwan’s superior, Fabian Kohl would become the new President. Singhania was killed by Vardhan five years earlier. Don blackmails Diwan into giving him the bank’s blueprints so he can steal the printing plates. Diwan gives him fake blueprints and hires Abdul Jabbar, a deadly assassin. However, Don escapes, and with no other choice, Diwan gives him the original blueprints.
Roma and Inspector Malik arrive in Berlin and unsuccessfully interrogate Diwan, after having found evidence of him being involved with Don in some illegal activity, while Don and his team execute a bank robbery. After stealing the printing plates, Don is betrayed by Vardhaan and Jabbar but escapes. Another team member, Sameer, calls the police on Don and he is arrested. Don blackmails Diwan into giving him German immunity in exchange for erasing the evidence of him being involved in the murder of James Warden. Don negotiates with German police over surrendering the plates and a disc containing details of the European underworld in exchange for the safety of the hostages and defusing the time bombs in the bank as well as German immunity.
Don and Roma reach Vardhan after a bloody combat with his thugs and find themselves in a standoff. Though ordered by Vardhaan and Jabbar – and even Don himself – Roma is unable to kill Don and is shot by Jabbar in response. She still has feelings for him, even though he killed her brother and his fiancée five years earlier, and also does not want to do it illegally. Don manages to Vardhaan and kills Jabbar. He obtains his immunity papers and surrenders the plates and the disc, as per the bargain. He brings Roma to an ambulance and they exchange glances before the doors close. He later detonates a bomb planted earlier in Diwan’s car.
In a final scene, it’s revealed Don still has one of the currency plates, which the police believe was destroyed in the explosion. Sameer was actually loyal to Don; informing the police was part of the plan. The disc Don gave them actually contains the names of the European drug cartel. When they are arrested, Don becomes king of the European underworld and tells Ayesha and Sameer they have no idea how rich they will become.