I am not an acclaimed movie critic. I am just another individual who loves watching good movies and “Sanju” is one such movie.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, it is a wonderful biopic on Sanjay Dutt the actor and Sanju, the prodigal son. It has entertainment, drama, songs, a good plot, a climax and, last but not the least, an inspirational tale of fighting against adversities and making a comeback. The most interesting thing is that it is based on the true story of Sanjay Dutt’s life during various phases, and I believe it was a big challenge for the Director to properly present the facts interlinked across different plots and time frames through expressions, costumes and a well-written storyline in a short 2.5 hours movie.
This movie could have been directed in the manner of a documentary, but it is the magic of the Director who packaged it commercially so as to make it acceptable as well as entertaining to the Indian audience.
“Sanju” does not show any personal relationship or any special achievement by Sanjay Dutt nor does it try to justify his numerous mistakes in life. It is a movie which shows the bonding between a father and his son; it shows the struggles of a spoiled rich boy who becomes addicted to drugs and how he comes back to normal life with the help and proper guidance of a great friend and his own father, who played a great role in both his personal and professional lives.
Ranbir, in his role, is brilliant and he is aptly supported by an excellent cast comprising of Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and others. The expressions, body language, accent and dialogue delivery of the entire cast makes this film worth watching.
“Sanju” is not about a prodigal son, actor or terrorist. It is about Sanjay Dutt, The Comeback King.