Sanju Review :
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Production Company: Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Music Director: A. R. Rahman, Rohan Rohan, Sanjay Wandrekar, Atul Raninga
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma
Release Date: 29th June 2018
Sanju, the biopic of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, is one of the most awaited movie of this year. Ranbir Kapoor is reprising the role of Sanjay Dutt and finally Sanju has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Sanju is all about the life history of Sanjay Dutt. How he turned as Superstar, how he addicted to drugs and alcohol, and how he came in the contact of Underworld members. The film starts off with Sanjay Dutt (Ranbir Kapoor), who wants a writer for his biography even while he is preparing to surrender himself to the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Arms Act case. He approaches novelist (Anushka Sharma) but she does not want to write about Sanjay Dutt. So Sanju requests her to listen to his story and narrates everything from his childhood. The film shows how Sanju was supported ably on that arduous journey by his father, Sunil Dutt.
- Direction of Rajkumar Hirani
- Run Time
- Slow narration
Performance: Ranbir Kapoor tried his best to justify with this role. Manisha Koirala impressed the audiences as Nargis Dutt. Paresh Rawal who plays Sunil Dutt has given his best. The scenes between the father, mother and son grabbed several eyeballs. Ranbir Kapoor portrays a variety of emotions and grey shades with flair. The way Ranbir Kapoor breathes life into Sanjay Dutt’s role is mind blowing, Whether he’s dancing like a hysterical man, with bloodshot eyes under the influence of drugs or he’s broken. Kamlesh (Vicky Kaushal) who’s one of the most important characters, leaves a solid impact. Dia Mirza as Maanyata Dutt is ok.
Technical: The music by AR Rahman, Rohan-Rohan and Vikram Montrose are outstanding. Background music is excellent and it elevates key scenes. Songs like Kar Har Maidan Fateh and Ruby Ruby are wonderfully shot. The Cinematography is terrific. It has some fantastic visuals and some crazy emotions too. Art direction is natural. Production values are excellent. And the richness in this film comes with the vision of the director.
Analysis: The important characters totally missing in Sanju. Sanjay’s first two wives and daughter are not there. The secret of Sanjay Dutt’s seduction technique is another one of the elements missing in Sanju. Rajkumar Hirani shows what we all know. The director picks the media as the antagonist. Slowly and steadily, everything boils down to the topic of media being the real culprit because it kept the spotlight on Sanjay Dutt. The drugs infused phase of Sanjay Durr’s life and his painful rehabilitation are portrayed with the right amount of sensitivity.