Sanju Movie Review, Trailer, Story and Star cast

Sanju movie

Here is a short review of the movie, “Sanju”.

Genre: Biography

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Lead actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor

Release Date: 29th JuneĀ 2018

Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars

Sanju Release date

Based on the real-life story of famous star, Sanjay Dutt, this biographical movie was released last year on 29th June 2018.

Sanju Movie Review

About the Movie Sanju

The movie started in flashbacks as Sanjay Dutt recollects his life to a biographer Winnie, who came to know about his life on the insistence of Sanjay’s wife Manyata. Winnie discovers that the controlling nature of Sunil Dutt over Sanjay’s life lead Sanjay to fall in addiction. As Sanjay blindly believed his so-called friend Zubin Mistry who lead him to drugs and alcohol, Sanjay did not know when he became addicted to it. Along with this, he got the news of his mother, the great actress “Nargis” suffering from Cancer.

During her treatment in London, Sanjay met one of the fans of Nargis named Kamlesh. Later Kamlesh became a true friend of Sanjay. Being a true friend, Kamlesh tried every means to save Sanjay from drug addiction and also to save Sanjay’s relation with his girlfriend. But he failed, when Sanjay got the information of his girlfriend’s marriage and fell deep into addiction.

Later the death of Nargis before the release of “Rocky”, Sanjay Dutt’s first movie, enlightened Sanjay and he went for rehabilitation. Then after getting into bodybuilding, his acting career reached the sky during that time. But during Babri Masjid demolition, he again fell in the trap of D company by getting arms for the safety of his father and sister. But the media falsified and made him look like a terrorist.

After serving sentence, he again worked hard and made his image clear with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. But the death of Sunil Dutt affected him much and again the court gave him a sentence regarding the arms case. Though he was not terrorist neither he kept them to create violence, but the bad effects of media showing him in bad light cost him his best friend Kamlesh.

But he succeeded at the end, where he convinced his friend Kamlesh of his innocence after getting released from jail.

Sanju movie trailer

The trailer shows Ranbir Kapoor in shoes of Sanjay Dutt in his various onscreen avatars. So the trailer shows a glimpse of Sanjay’s life in speedy flashbacks. The perfect makeup of Ranbir Kapoor makes it difficult to differentiate him with real Sanjay Dutt. On the whole, the trailer is fantastic.

Sanju movie review

Many Bollywood fans know the innumerable controversies around Sanjay Dutt. Yet, no one has a clear cut view of how a star kid fell in the trap of deceit and thus risking his as well as his well-known parent’s image in the society. But he had the guts to accept all the sins he had done unintentionally and also to do penance for those crimes. Thus, the high expectations of the audience towards a star kid along with his own parent’s expectations made Sanjay Dutt fell in the trap of addiction. It even happens with every child having high aspirational parents and relatives.

Also, this movie clearly shows that the media should take proper care of their responsibilities. As quoted somewhere, ” With great power comes great responsibilities.” Media is one such medium that has got extreme power with technology and they should be aware to use it in societal benefits and not to increase their channel ratings. But alas! that seems to be too difficult to be true seeing the circumstances.

Casts of Sanju

The role of Sanjay Dutt was reprised by another star kid “Ranbir Kapoor”. And Paresh Rawal brilliantly played the role of Sunil Dutt. Also, the casting of Manisha Koirala for the role of Nargis was very well suited. Along with them, Dia Mirza and Vicky Kaushal played the roles of Manyata Dutt (Sanjay’s Wife) and Kamlesh(Sanjay’s true friend). This movie also included Sonam Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt’s ex-girlfriend, Ruby, and Anushka Sharma played the role of writer “Winnie”.

Sanju movie budget

Thus, the complete expenditure for completing this biographical film in 100 crore INR.

Sanju Box Office Collection Updates

The fantastic portrayal of the real-life story of Sanjay Dutt earned a lot in the box office with an estimation of around 586.85 crore INR.

Sanju Movie Verdict

All and all a perfect picture to show the worst effects on the star kids with highly talented or acclaimed actor parents and the power of media to degrade any personality without getting to know a complete truth. Thus, the movie contained everything of an entertainer. So I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

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