Sanju (2018)

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Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

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Director:

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Abhiruchi Chand (assistant dialogue writer), Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi

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29 June 2018 | SAMTHEBESTEST
8
| 5th Classic in a Row for Master Hirani, Best Of Ranbir!
SANJU REVIEW :

Ever since i heard about this Project I was very negative about it I was like why Hirani is making a biopic on Sanjay Dutt I mean come on he is not a legend rather he is stamped as A Criminal then why is Raju Hirani going off track keeping his social appealing films formula aside? But then I had a faith on him as he never disappointed, he must have found something interesting in Sanjay Dutt life and that's why he is making a film. And Hirani does not disappoint and makes that faith on him much stronger with Sanju. He is a Genius and has made this not so Social film a Classic with Family Values, Friendship and Emotional bonding through his Vision.

Ranbir Kapoor in and as Sanju Delivers a memorable and best performance of his career till date. There are so many stages and ages of Sanjay's life from a young drug addict, an upcoming superstar, then a Set Superstar, a physically fit icon and then the last one as a 50+ man i mean a current Sanjay Dutt. All these are played by Ranbir Kapoor so perfectly that it looks like he is working in 4-5 different films at the same time, he looks like Sanju, he talks like Sanju, he walks like Sanju, he does everything like Sanju. Ranbir is surely going to win a bunch of awards for Sanju. Paresh Rawal has given a justice to his role and that was expected because he is one of the greatest actor in Bollywood. The surprise package here is Vicky Kaushal who Delivers a power packed performance and stands tall along with Ranbir and Paresh Rawal. Jim Sarabh plays negative character and suits it. Anushka, Dia, Sonam and others have small roles and have done the expected job.

Sanju starts slightly slow and you feel like is Hirani going to deliver something below Expectations or what? But it doesn't happen and Sanju keeps you hooked, entertains you, makes you emotional and at the end it gives you a satisfaction of watching a Worthy film. The First half is very good but that is not enough considering the high standard set by the director, then second half packs a Solid punch and recovers that burden of first half. For that, credit must go to the screenplay writing which is engaged and throughout gripped. Cinematography is excellent you will see some eye pleasing frames on screen. Dialogues are outstanding and are loaded with the Hirani trademark such as Humour, Realism and bit tabu. Although Sanju lacks those expected Big Laugh riot scenes from a Hirani film still it has some of its own Shout out scenes but slightly in a vulgar way. Music is Decent, 'Kar Har Maidan Fateh' gives Goosebumps and works perfectly as an Inspiration song, other songs fades away very soon. Rajkumar Hirani's Direction is something what we admire, we don't expect anything less than a Classic from him and he does it again. Delivers the 5th Consecutive Classic, a feat which no one would have ever thought of. Said it many times, saying it again Hirani is the Best Director of Bollywood of his Generation, nobody is even close to him, Period.

Just like others I also hated Sanjay Dutt for his mistakes and by reading about him in Newspapers but after watching Sanju I have a respect for him, such a fighter he is, that hypocrisy of media is exposed. He is drinker, He is Womaniser, He is Drug Addict but he is not a Terrorist. Thank you Rajkumar Hirani for bringing this story on screen otherwise I would have never realise what actually Sanjay Dutt is. Go and watch Sanju ASAP you will laugh, enjoy and cry just like me. Rating- 8/10*

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Trivia

Ranbir Kapoor and Boman Irani shared screen for the first time. Kapoor has previously made cameo appearances in "PK" and "Bhootnath Returns" starring Irani, while in "Luck By Chance", both the actors have made cameo.


Quotes

Sanjay Dutt: Manyata, when the children are asked, "Is your father a terrorist?" they can say "No, their father is dead."
Manyata Dutt: Sanju! This will solve your problem, but not the children's! They'll still be called terrorist's children.


Goofs

Winnie at first decides not to write Sanjay's biography because he's being called a terrorist. But when Sanju narrates his life up to the end of his drug addiction (way before the gun possession era), she decides to finally write it. She didn't want to write initially because he was the accused terrorist, not a drug addict.


Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a dance number with Ranbir Kapoor (Sanjay Dutt) and the real-life Sanjay Dutt.


Alternate Versions

In India, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) demanded one aesthetic cut for a U/A rating (which allows viewers under 12 to view the film with parental supervision); the cut demanded removed a scene in which a toilet overflows while Sanju is in prison. The cuts was required as the board felt that the scene was gratuitous and unnecessary. The film was released uncut in other countries worldwide.


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Bhopu Baj Raha Hai
Lyrics by
Shekhar Astitwa and Rohan Gokhale
Music by Rohan Pradhan and Rohan Gokhale
Performed by Nakash Aziz

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Genres

Biography | Drama

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