Showing posts with label Movie Review: ‘Sanju’. Show all posts
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Movie Review: ‘Sanju’


Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Rating: 4 Stars out of 5

Sanju is recognizably a Hirani film—you see it in the eccentric touches. Director and co-writer Rajkumar Hirani takes liberties with true events from the life of Sanjay Dutt to add film's emotional appeal, but he does not let Sanju turn into a mere cinematic apologia for a temperamental movie star's many indiscretions.

A roomful of militant goons stand with their fingers in their ears, like kindergartners. A barber explains in a few crisp lines why he’s in jail, and Dutt decides against getting a shave. Sanju is dancing with his dead mother in one scene; in the next, he’s cha-cha-cha-ing in rehab. Also characteristic of Hirani and his long-time co-writer, Abhijat Joshi, is the emotional directness. Dutt might be a complicated guy, but this is a simple film, with a phalanx of violins to alert you whenever it’s time to shed a tear. At one point, Sunil Dutt (Paresh Rawal) is called “terrorist ka baap”. After his son makes good, someone calls him “Munna bhai ka baap”. Overall the movie is must watch for the weekend. 

Only #ranbirkapoor can play #sanjaydutt better than Sanjay Dutt himself !