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Sanju, most awaited biopic featuring Ranbir in Sanjay Dutt's role.

  • Suviral Shukla

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    Desimartini | Updated - September 11, 2018 6:01 PM IST
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    SanjuWatch trailerRelease date : June 29, 2018

    Director: Rajkumar Hirani
    Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Jim Sarbh

    Sanju, the story of a controversial actor, is perfectly designed by Rajkumar Hirani (director). There is no doubt that Hirani is a skilled storyteller, who creates powerful scenes which moves people.
    Well, when you have a friend like Rajkumar Hirani, it is easy to make the question mark in a news headline into a period, as the father [Paresh Rawal] of Sanjay Dutt, thrashes an editor in the biopic. It is also easy to give a clean chit to oneself. Hirani has always shown extreme love for his subjects in movies, but he is so blindly dedicated with his subject in ‘Sanju’ that the movie ditched several anecdotes about Sanjay Dutt which hold promises of great dramatic, and cinematic value.

    Ranbir Kapoor, on the other hand, has shown flawless acting skills in portraying Sanjay of 20s as well as his transformation at the age of 50. Ranbir’s hard work can be judged through the movie. He is outstanding, primed and ready to delve deep into his character. While watching Ranbir, it seems as if we are watching real life Sanjay Dutt.

    The movie starts in Sanjay’s house, where someone has written a book on his life which draws a parallel between ‘Bapu and Baba’ – both went to jail, and both are non-violent (referring to Lage raho munna bhai). Sanjay finds the book hysterical and thrashes the writer in anger. Wife Manyata (Dia Mirza) calms him down and suggests approaching some great biographer. Here enters Winnie (Anushka Sharma), internationally acclaimed biographer, who is not sure about writing Sanjay’s biography. Later on, Winnie is approached by a slim character with a lisp – Zubin Mystry (Jim Sarbh). He informs Winnie about Sanjay’s drunk behaviour, tells her not to write the book.

    Interestingly, the first half of the film is narrated by Sanjay (Ranbir) himself, where he, very finely, describes his drug addiction story to Winnie. The other half is told to Winnie by his friend Kamlesh Kanhaiya Lal Kapasi(Vicky Kaushal), Kamli for short. He tells her about the relation of Sanjay to the Mumbai bomb blast case.

    Overall, Sanjay is a well written, by poorly researched movie on the life of controversial actor Sanjay Dutt. If you are a Kapoor fan, this is a must watch, if not, then it’s watchable to pass time.

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