Sanju Movie Review

  • Release Date  : 29/06/2018
  • Genre              : Biography, Drama,
  • Cast                   : Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma
  • Director          : Rajkumar Hirani
  • Duration         : 2 hrs 42 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

One man, many lives is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Sanjay Dutt. Rajkumar Hirani’s film presents a vivid and very dramatic look in this biopic of sorts. The movie explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Dutt’s dramatic and controversial real life. In his fifth film in a decade and a half, Rajkumar Hirani brings all his proven storytelling skills to bear upon his fictionalized but candid exploration of the real-life adventures of Sanjay Dutt.

The film starts off with Sanjay Dutt played by Ranbir Kapoor wanting a writer for his biography even while he’s preparing to surrender himself to the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Arms Act case. A film writer fails him miserably, so Sanju turns to a more established writer Winnie played by Anushka Sharma to pen his biography. His confessions and recollections to Winnie are intimate and give us deep insights into the highs and lows of his life, which is nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. In fact, Sanjay’s relationship with his father Sunil Dutt (Paresh Rawal) forms the major part of this story.

Like any Rajkumar Hirani film, Sanju blends humour with drama effortlessly. It does tell a strong story of an unbreakable bond between a father, son and a best friend. Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt (Sanju’s mother) has a brief role, but the scenes between the father, mother and son move you to tears. Ranbir Kapoor is just as good as his reputation. To state that he’s an incredible actor who fills Sanjay Dutt’s role with gravitas and spunk is stating the obvious. Don’t miss it.