Farhan Akhtar's Don wins, but Shahrukh's Don loses.
The story of Don gets justice in Farhan Akhtar's update of the version, thanks to the availibility of a strong base to work on, probaby more cashflow, and most importantly the remarkable strides technology has made in the the nearly three decades that passed. And Farhan Akhtar deserves all the credit for harnessing the potential these three factors had to offer.
So does Kareena, who in my honest opinion does a better job than Helen in 'Yeh Mera Dil'. ( I might be buried alive for saying this.)
Out of the other girls, Isha Koppikar would have been the best jungli billi, but she lacks the billi part.. she's more of a sher. I am sure she can kick Shahrukh's ass for real. I dont think it was the kicking, but the ineffective batting of eyelids that cost her the role.
But what could not be replaced were Pran's desperation and Amitabh's coolness. Sorry Arjun, you're no Pran. And well, Shahrukh you knew you aren't Amitabh, so why bother.