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Sanju (2018)

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Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

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Rajkumar Hirani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Sanjay Dutt 'Sanju'
Paresh Rawal ... Sunil Dutt
Manisha Koirala ... Nargis Dutt
Vicky Kaushal ... Kamlesh Kanhaiyalal Kapasi
Dia Mirza ... Manyata Dutt
Anushka Sharma ... Winnie Dias
Sonam Kapoor ... Ruby
Jim Sarbh ... Zubin Mistry
Karishma Tanna ... Pinky
Boman Irani ... Ruby's father & Dr. Asthana of Munna Bhai MBBS
Ashnoor Kaur ... Young Priya Dutt
Siya Siya ... Priya Dutt (as Aditi Gautam)
Tabu ... Herself
Sayaji Shinde ... Bandu Dada
Steven Allen Prince ... Red jacket kid (as Steven Allen)
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Storyline

Few lives in our times are as dramatic and enigmatic as the saga of Sanjay Dutt. Coming from a family of cinema legends, he himself became a film star, and then saw dizzying heights and darkest depths: adulation of die-hard fans, unending battles with various addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, loss of loved ones, and the haunting speculation that he might or might not be a terrorist. Sanju is in turns a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of one man's battle against his own wild self and the formidable external forces trying to crush him. It depicts the journey of a man through everything that life can throw at him. Some true stories leave you thinking "did this really happen?" This is one such unbelievable story that happens to be true.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One Man . . . Many Lives

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dutt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 1,536,700,000 (India), 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,723,349, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,909,317

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,535,130
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rajkumar Hirani's fifth directorial venture in his fifteen years career. See more »

Goofs

The Second generation face-lifted Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan parked outside Kamli's New York apartment did not go for sale in the US until late 2005. See more »

Quotes

[Sanju is drunk after promising marriage to Ruby]
Ruby: Sanju, where is the mangalsutra? Where is the bloody mangalsutra?
[Sanju pulls out a toilet lid and improvises]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a dance number with Ranbir Kapoor (Sanjay Dutt) and the real-life Sanjay Dutt. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) demanded one aesthetic cut for a U/A rating (which allows viewers under 12 to view the film with parental supervision); the cut demanded removed a scene in which a toilet overflows while Sanju is in prison. The cuts was required as the board felt that the scene was gratuitous and unnecessary. The film was released uncut in other countries worldwide. See more »

Connections

References Khal Nayak (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhopu Baj Raha Hai
Lyrics by Shekhar Astitwa and Rohan Gokhale
Music by Rohan Pradhan and Rohan Gokhale
Performed by Nakash Aziz
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This movie will set a legacy known as - Ranbir Kapoor
29 June 2018 | by truehackingsSee all my reviews

After Tamasha, I was eagerly waiting for something big from Kapoor's side, and then ADHM came, where RK's performance was stupendous (as always) however the movie being average, it didn't just add up.

I still remember, the day when Sanju was announced and Ranbir was casted, everyone including Sanjay was skeptical if kapoor will be able to pull him off. And after watching this today, I can bet you a 1000 bucks, that 10 mins in and you'll even forget RK is in there.

If there's anyone who can play Sanjay dutt better than sanjay dutt, is Ranbir Kapoor, and i'm not even exaggerating. Kapoor portrayed many aspects of Sanjay's life, in such a beautiful way, that it actually feels like watching 6 different movies in a go. The father-son bond, is the pillar this film stands on, and i'm pretty sure every son out there, is gonna connect with this at some level and shed some tears. Paresh Rawal, did more than justice to the role of a great and noble man, Mr. Sunil Dutt.

The sheer amount of dedication that went into making this excellence, is hard to neglect. Everything, from direction to camerawork reflects the zealousness and precision of what Hirani stands for.

It took more than 3 years for all this to cook up, given that, a typical Bollywood film wraps up in a mere 3 months (keeping in mind the example of Race 3, 80 days in the shooting, and we all know how it turned out), one can only admire Rajkumar Hirani's endearment towards film making.

As far as Bollywood goes, it's all commercialised nowadays, films are made just in the essence of making money, but, it gives me hope, when I know, there's a person out there like Rajkumar, whose work over the years proves that in this herd of money grabbers, he cares. Cares enough, to dedicate his life and time into making something extraordinary each and every juncture. And Sanju is no different, it's the perfect example of a Raju film, a collab of drama, emotions, laughter, stirred with philosophy and full of Life. And for all those haters out there, I know you're reading this (with a grim face), and cursing around, however - 'Kuch Toh Log Kahenge'


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