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Sanju Review – Ranbir’s one man show

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  • Sanju has a rating of 9.3/10 on IMBd and 4/5 on Times of India.

  • Rajkumar Hirani did his magic to make this biopic memorable and convincing.

  • All credits to Ranbir Kapoor, he fits best as Sanjay Dutt.

Usually, I don’t watch Hindi movies, but something pulled into the theatres to watch Sanju and it was worth it. Before you continue to read this article, remember there are spoilers ahead and a few controversial statements too.

Sanja Dutt might be or might not be a terrorist, Who exactly knows the truth except him? But after watching the film, I am pretty much convinced that he is a good man and has no right to be called a terrorist. That’s the power of a movie and as it has been directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film has an emotional touch from Sanjay’s point of view.

Story of Sanju

It all begins with Sanjay when he meets the wrong influence and gets into drugs. His father Sunil Dutt, who is successful and rich. Knowing this, he burns all the money on drugs, alcohol and what not. One day, his father reveals that his mother has cancer. His family visits the United States for treatment, this is where he meets a person who turns out to be an important part of his life – Kamlesh.

Kamlesh helps Sanju from drug addiction, which goes waste when he starts doing drugs again when he discovers that his girlfriend, Ruby’s marriage is all fixed and planned with some other guy.

Sanju requests Kamli, who is in the USA to help him out with Drug addiction. Kamli comes to India and conveniences Ruby that Sanju is right for her and also he quit drugs. 

When Ruby is all set to marry Sanju, she finds him in the bathroom on high with drugs. That’s the end of his love life. On the other end, Sanjay’s mother promises that she will be alive for his debut film – Rocky, but unfortunately, she dies due to cancer. This leaves a huge impact on Sanju, which makes him ask his father to find a solution to drug addiction and he will be sent to a de-addiction program, which, helps him to become a normal person again. He becomes successful in the film industry as his parents.

The story doesn’t end there when Sunil Dutt becomes an MP, he faces a problem with terror and riots. Sanju possesses illegal weapon from a few producers for safety purpose. Then, a series of 12 bombings take place in Mumbai, Maharastra. The producers who provide weapons to Sanjay Dutt are somehow linked to the bomb blasts and Sanjay is caught with weapons after a raid at his house, concluding a presence of a link between Sanjay Dutt and bombing in 1993. The rest of the story is how he and his father including his friend Kamlesh, struggle to prove his innocence.



Every story has an antagonist and this story’s villain is the news and media. Sanjay had to face problems due to the extra spice the newspaper editors add to their articles to gain popularity. This is presented very well in the movie. The best part of the movie was the casting, every role was fitting the best for every character in the real life. Who else would have acted best as Sanjay Dutt other than Ranbir Kapoor? They both have a lot of similarities in their physical appearances.

The movie has opened a collection of 34 crores on its first day, unbelievably for a biopic and it is the biggest opening of 2018 till date. And surprisingly it will join 100 crore club soon.

Sanju – The movie has many layers which include a father-son bond, friendship. Paresh Rawal who plays Sunil Dutt and Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh stood as the necessary backbone to the film.

Unlike 3 idiots, Pk and rest of the films of Rajkumar Hirani, all the required ingredients in the film were present. Sanju might not be Rajkumar’s best film, but is a perfect biopic you need to watch.

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Being a Bollywood film lover, you need to rush to the theatre to watch this flick, probably the best Hindi film of 2018. A must need hit for Ranbir Kapoor.

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