Sanju Movie is the biopic of Sanjay Dutt starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay. This biopic created a lot of fuss and is a Bollywood blockbuster. Read detailed reviews below and Sanju Movie online watch links.
- Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay “Sanju” Dutt
- Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sanju’s father
- Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi, Sanju’s best friend
- Sonam Kapoor as Ruby, Sanju’s ex-girlfriend
- Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt, Sanju’s wife
- Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Sanju’s mother
- Anushka Sharma as Winnie Dias, a biographer
- Jim Sarbh as Zubin “God” Mistry.
- Karishma Tanna as Pinky.
- Boman Irani as Jayaram Joshi, Ruby’s father
- Sayaji Shinde as Bandu Dada
- Piyush Mishra as D.N. Tripathi, a screenwriter
Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju Movie
‘Sanju’ is a 2018 biographical movie that depicts the real-life story of actor Sanjay Dutt. It was directed by Rajkumar Hirani who is best known for 3 idiots and Munnabhai MBBS. What is special about Rajkumar Hirani is that every movie breaks the record of his previous one. Also, we can say this biopic of Rajkumar Hirani raised in Bollywood the genre of making biopics.
Sanju is not a motivational movie. For instance, it will not show you the greatness of Sanjay Dutt or glorify his personality. The motive behind making this movie was to bring the hidden reality of Sanjay Dutt’s life. In other words, we must expose the unrealistic way of presenting news by our so-called media. To clarify, we can say our perspective towards this most controversial actor Sanjay Dutt might get changed after watching Sanju.
Sanju Movie Plot
The movie begins with the Supreme court’s verdict of releasing Sanjay Dutt (Ranbir Kapoor) for 30 days. Manyata Dutt, third wife of Sanjay Dutt (Dia Mirza) wants Sanjay to write his biography so that he can bring his perspectives to the world. They approached a writer named Winnie Diaz(Anushka Sharma) to write his biography. Sanjay Dutt narrates his life story to Winnie in which the whole movie is shown. Moreover, in flashback, it is how 21 years old Sanjay Dutt copes with his mother’s death, whose role is played by Manisha Koirala. It also showed his struggles to come out of drug addiction.
The most interesting thing about the movie is that it shows the good as well as bad sides of Sanjay Dutt. Rajkumar Hirani was clear of the fact that he will neither glorify Sanjay Dutt’s personality nor will he show him as a criminal. Therefore, his motive behind making Sanju was to bring in the limelight the untold stories and reality of Sanjay Dutt.
Best things about Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju:
Firstly, the greatest plus point of the movie is the flawless acting of Ranbir Kapoor. For instance, you will get confused about whether you are watching Sanjay Dutt or Ranveer Kapoor. Especially his dialogues during Munnabhai Scene.
Secondly, the friendship shown between Sanjay Dutt(Ranbir Kapoor) and Kamlesh(Vicky Kaushal) is the real epitome of true friendship. In addition, we can say their friendship entertained us as well as made us emotional. For instance, after watching Sanju you are surely going to miss your best friend.
Thirdly, Paresh Rawal is too perfect in the role of Sanjay Dutt’s father Suni Dutt. Moreover, this character inspired us to an extent. It shows us how a father sometimes becomes helpless for the love of their children.
Fourthly, the song ‘Kar har maidan Fateh’ is truly an inspirational song. It received much love and appreciation from the viewers.
Fifthly, Sanju depicted Sanjay Dutt as a human, neither as a hero or villain. Moreover, it showed his struggles, his gloomy days, and the reasons behind being a controversial actor.
Some interesting and unknown facts about Sanju Movie:
There are lots of underlying truths and struggles behind making a successful movie. Here are those.
Firstly, Rajkumar Hirani had no such plans for making a film on Sanjay Dutt’s life. However, he was preparing for Munna Bhai 3. Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt has to visit frequently to court for verdicts. His film career was quite disturbed by it. As a result, Rajkumar Hirani cancelled his plan of making Munna Bhai 3. Later Manyata Dutt suggested Rajkumar Hirani make a movie with the story of Sanjay Dutt.
Secondly, Rajkumarkumar Hirani met many friends and relatives of Sanjay Dutt in order to confirm the facts Sanjay Dutt narrated for the movie. All the sayings came to be true and Hirani found it quite interesting to make a movie on it. Moreover, Rajkumar Hirani found it quite difficult to present the life story of Sanjay Dutt in 3 hours. Finally, he decided to present only the turning points.
Thirdly, being a biographical movie it presents the lesser fact of Sanjay Dutt’s life. We miss some more happenings of his Film career. The part of his life when he was linked with the underworld is also shown lightly. To clarify, Rajkumar Hirani said that he won’t want to bring certain things to the limelight as he doesn’t want to hurt some people. In addition, we can say the first half of the movie is quite lengthy. But the second half cherishes the good sides of Sanjay Dutt.
Fourthly, Hirani’s first choice for the role of Sanjay Dutt was Ranbir Kapoor. In other words, we can say Ranbir’s look quite matches with the younger Sanjay Dutt. However, after six months of hard work and dedication, Ranbir could make himself look-alike Sanjay Dutt.
Fifthly, after watching Sanju for the first time Sanjay Dutt became quite emotional. He cried in front of everyone seeing the premiere. Sanju mostly highlighted the gun and drug phase of his life. In addition, it showed an inspirational story of father-son. Moreover, it also showed the epitome of true friendship between Kamlesh and Sanjay Dutt. Therefore, some scenes we found quite dramatic. For instance, the ending but overall we can say this biopic glorified Sanjay Dutt as a person.
Sixthly, without any doubt, we can say every movie of Rajkumar Hirani gets a 100% success rate. It may be Munnabhai MBBS, 3 idiots, or PK all are record-breaking hits. Moreover, Sanju too became an all-time blockbuster being the highest earned movie of 2018. It earned 334 crores nationwide and 588 crores worldwide.
Sanju Movie has an IMDB rating of 7.8 to date. In addition, the movie mostly received positive reviews. The Times Of India gave the movie 4 out of 5 stars and praised Rajkumar Hirani’s direction and Ranbir’s acting. Not only that, but all the characters were also highly praised for their awesome performance. Vicky Kaushal as Kamli received huge praise for portraying the character so beautifully.