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Sanju (2018)

TV-MA | | Biography, Drama | 29 June 2018 (USA)
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Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

Director:

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

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hirani has previously worked with Ranbir's cousin Kareena in 3 Idiots (2009). 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

Kamlesh Kapasi: The snakes are in the hole.
[the snacks are in the hall]
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears in the ocean at Sanjay Dutt's house. 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 The Godfather (1972) 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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It's not a biopic by far....
1 July 2018 | by kabirboomSee all my reviews

I am a big time fan of Raju Hirani ever since Munnabhai MBBS. I have thoroughly enjoyed all his movies. 3 Idiots plays every fortnight in my house but Sanju is a big let down for me. The movie is boring let alone be entertaining. There is no Madhuri factor, no Tina Munim, no Salman Khan, no Underworld etc, yet too much of rona dhona and same ol' typical Hirani twist of friendship. I had mammoth expectations from this movie considering the profound calibre of India's iconic director Raju Hirani but walked out of the cinema hall baffled and confused. The movie tries to glorify dutt and tries very had to say that everything in the media was a hoax/incorrect with very little reference to Sanjay's connections to the underworld and his idea of holding an AK-47 rifle. His friendships, rise and fall in his movie career, love affairs, are all skipped. Paresh ji's acting was good but i couldnot see him in the legendary Sunil Dutt's persona. He unfortunately was a mis-match. Ranbir shines all through. He is the only saving grace for the movie. I walk out of the theatre tormented and suffered the exuberating 2 hrs and 30 minutes of boredum only to get a taxi to go home. I right now sit on my couch and the only question that looms in my head is....Why????? Why Mr Hirani???? Why???


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