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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

Writers:

Abhiruchi Chand (assistant dialogue writer), Rajkumar Hirani | 1 more credit »
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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:

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A third teaser of the film was released on 22nd June presenting Kapoor playing Dutt as Munna Bhai. See more »

Goofs

When Ranbhir bangs his head in the jail he is bleeding only on 1 place but in the next hospital scene he has lot of scars. See more »

Quotes

Sanjay Dutt: Manyata, when the children are asked, "Is your father a terrorist?" they can say "No, their father is dead."
[goes to commit suicide... ]
Manyata Dutt: Sanju! This will solve your problem, but not the children's! They'll still be called terrorist's children.
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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 Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Baba Bolta Hain Bas Ho Gaya
Lyrics by Puneet Sharma, Abhijat Joshi & Rohan Gokhale
Music by Vikram Montrose
Performed by Papon, Supriya Pathak & Ranbir Kapoor
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Sanju is APPLAUSE worthy! Take a bow Ranbir Kapoor & Rajkumar HIrani.
30 June 2018 | by Natasha0705See all my reviews

SANJU

Duration : 129 Minutes Genre : Biopic

CAST Ranbir Kapoor : He plays Sanjay Dutt. I must say that this is Ranbir's best performance till date. He went into the soul of the character. Pure brilliance! Paresh Rawal : He plays Sunil Dutt. His performance was genuine and his on screen presence was strong and flawless. Vicky Kaushal : He plays Kamlesh, Sanjay Dutt's best friend. His role was equally vital and he performed really well in despite of sharing screen space with senior actors. Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala and Anushka Sharma : The whole female cast was well ensemble and all 4 portrayed their roles well. Jim Sarbh : He played God. Jim always outdoes himself, and he doesn't disappoint here.

PLOT As we all know Sanju is a Biopic on the different stages of Sanjay Dutt's Life. Raju Hirani not only displays Sanjay's life story but also teaches us life lessons (As he always does). There was a dialogue in the movie which said "The person with the most failures, has the best stories." Sanju is indeed those stories. Raju Hirani executes the script skillfully and one gets to see every emotion in it.

SOUNDTRACK Sanju's music doesn't really leave a mark except for the track Kar Har Maidaan Fateh which is extremely motivating as is also my favorite.


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