One of 2018’s most anticipated movies and a much-awaited biopic, Sanju finally hit theatres on 29 June 2018. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju tells the riveting, capturing & heart-warming story of Sanjay Dutt. Starring Ranbir Kapoor in the title role, Sanju is based on Sanjay Dutt and the very many controversies surrounding the actor. The movie also stars many Bollywood actors including Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, and Karishma Tanna in pivotal roles.
Dutt’s lifewas ridden with struggles, fame, and fortune and Hirani’s biopic gives the audience a chance to discover the seen yet unseen bits of his life. The movie will definitely move you and inspire you in equal amounts. The best part about Sanju is that Hirani doesn’t make an attempt at hiding Sanju’s flaws. As deemed, Sanju unveils one chapter after another, one controversy after another of Baba’s life.
Since the first look, promotional teasers, and trailers of the movie were released, people have been talking about how Ranbir Kapoor has easily slipped in Dutt’s shoes and manages to look just like him. However, the movie isn’t about just that. Ranbir Kapoor seems to have inculcated every aspect of the controversial actor; the way he talks, the iconic slouching walk, the pain in his eyes, all of this and more.
Sanju is not only about Sanjay Dutt or Ranbir stepping in his shoes. The movie sheds light on the actor’s personal relations with his parents, friends, girlfriends, his wife, and others. Paresh Rawal is brilliant as a father torn between his love for his son and what is right. The bromance between Ranbir and Vicky Kaushal (as Baba’s friend from the US) is the highlight of the first few minutes of the film. Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt is a delight to watch on the screen. Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and others play their parts convincingly well. However, it’s Ranbir Kapoor who shines throughout the movie.