Sanju Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars!)
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Anushka Sharma and Jim Sarbh.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani.
What’s Good: It’s like one popular folk song, you’ll love that song but when someone asks from you what’s so good in it, your first reaction will be – EVERYTHING! This movie is beyond Ranbir Kapoor being Sanjay Dutt, it’s beyond glorification and accusation – it’s a fine piece of art and another feather in the cap of Master Rajkumar Hirani.
What’s Bad: Nothing is perfect, especially cinema – it’s subjective. What I like might be disliked by many but it’s the after effect of the movie that stays with people & Sanju will have a strong one. Apart from all the brightness, the movie had the scope of digging even deeper in the star’s life but it’s okay ewbecause whatever we get is more than what we ask from a film.
Loo Break: Have you ever taken one in any Rajkumar Hirani film? You’ve your answer!
Watch or Not?: I wish I can modify this question to When to watch? And my answer to that will be RIGHT AFTER READING THIS REVIEW!
As everyone by now know Sanju revolves around the roller coaster emotional ride of a Bollywood star – Sanjay Dutt. It starts with Sanjay Dutt aka Sanju (Ranbir Kapoor) being out on Parole from his custody for illegally possessing arms at his house. His wife Maanayata Dutt (Dia Mirza) contacts Winnie (Anushka Sharma), a renowned biographer to pen a book on his life. The family wanted to bring out the real & clean image of Sanju in-front of the world.
The graph of the movie travels through various timelines. First of which is – How Sanju actually became Sanju & he how became the drug-addict. Introducing his close friend Kamlesh Kanhaiyalal Kapasi (Vicky Kaushal) and another friend Zubin (Jim Sarbh), the movies gets forward to another phase – how Sanju was called a terrorist. Was it all the allegations or did Sanju really commited something he shouldn’t have, that’s what Rajkumar Hirani explores in rest of the film.