Sanju (2018)

Hindi 2 hrs 42 mins Biography, Drama
77 %
Total Reviews: 38
Sahi: 29 Nahi: 9

Review Summary: Ranbir Kapoor is brilliant. But 'Sanju' does not take chances. A good film but Hirani's weakest.

Average Critic Rating: (3.28)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 100.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 332.0 CR

Plot: Coming from a family of cinematic legends, East Indian actor Sanjay Dutt reaches dizzying heights of success -- but also battles numerous addictions and other personal demons.... Read more

Sanju - Movie Reviews

It’s More Propaganda and Laughs, And Less Facts
Tears, cheers, bias and a brilliant Ranbir
REDIFF
Ranbir Kapoor Dazzles As Sanjay Dutt, Other Actors Scramble To Keep Up
The Ranbir Kapoor starrer is a tamer version of the real-life hellraiser
Indian Express
Let's get one thing straight: This is a work of fiction masquerading as a biopic. And Rajkumar Hirani may have violins standing by to manipulate emotions, and he has Ranbir Kapoor mimicking Sanjay Dutt's mannerisms, but the movie remains a vanilla version of a life full of violence induced by drugs, guns, bad company and women.
Now Running
Few glaring hiccups in an otherwise watchable and frankly, very enjoyable film. Just don't hope for a warts-and-all biopic
Mid-Day
I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Sanju. It’s a consistently engaging film that makes its way to your heart even though the head frequently resists.
Book My Show
Ranbir Kapoor's Sanjay Dutt biopic is an emotional roller coaster that plays out like a bestseller!
DNA India
Ranbir Kapoor overshadows Hirani
India Today
Exhilarating tale of Emotions
123 Telugu
Ranbir Kapoor takes himself a notch above brilliant in this glorification of Dutt saga
Pink Villa
Ranbir Kapoor’s master class in Hirani’s brilliant shades of grey
Glam Sham
संजू में रणबीर ने दिखाई गजब की एक्टिंग, लेकिन फिल्म देख लगा संजय दत्त के प्रति सॉफ्ट हो गए राजू हिरानी
Bhaskar
Watch Sanju for Ranbir's transformation into one of India's most controversial actor. Sanju is a display of some fine acting with a story that mostly reveals what the world already knows on a light hearted note
India Glitz
Watch for the performances
Mirchi 9
And for his friend Sanjay Dutt, he has given a vehicle to finally tell his version of events and say to his detractors -- bas ho gaya yaar!
Filmfare
An Out-And-Out Ranbir Kapoor Show
News 18
Watch Sanju for Ranbir’s transformation into one of India’s most controversial actor. Sanju is a display of some fine acting with a story that mostly reveals what the world already knows on a light hearted note
India Glitz
This is, in fact, a calculatedly cauterised version of Sanjay Dutt’s life presented in a vividly engaging manner, but without the grit and rigour of real life.
Free Press Journal
Sanju is an emotional tribute to the Dutts
The National
Ranbir Kapoor starrer is a collusion of emotions
Zee News
Yes, there’s a lot missing, but even then, this is still an incredible story of a man and a movie star who made massive mistakes, walked through fire, survived it and lived one heck of a life.
Times of India
Ranbir Kapoor redeems Rajkumar Hirani’s fawning Sanjay Dutt biopic
Scroll.In
Ranbir Kapoor is flawless in Rajkumar Hirani's Bollywood-ised biopic of Sanjay Dutt
First Post
“Sanju” is not a particularly engaging film because it stretches too long and resorts to melodrama over substance, but Bollywood also lost the opportunity to look at one of its own with a neutral lens and tell his story honestly.
Ranbir is outstanding in this dishonest film
Deccan Chronicle
Ranbir Kapoor is superb, but what a startlingly dishonest Sanjay Dutt biopic this is
First Post
Ultimately, the film is not as much about the flaws in the hero as about him being wronged by the media which is yet a convenient villain.
The Hindu
Ranbir Kapoor shines all the way in this Sanjay Dutt biopic
Financial Express
बेहतरीन फिल्म, याद की जाएगी एक्टर्स की परफॉर्मेंस
Aaj Tak
An unconvincing biopic but another good Rajkumar Hirani film
Business Standard
Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Sanju’ hedges its bets even as it steers clear of hagiography
Live Mint
Ranbir Kapoor Gets A Pool To Reflect In & He Grows To Conquer!
Koi Moi
A Joyride Which Will Leave You High On Emotions!
Box Office Capsule
Dutt’s chequered career should make a fine learning-curve biopic, but this three-hour hagiography simply blames everyone else for his troubles
The Guardian
Khaleej Times
Ranbir Kapoor breathes life into Dutt biopic
India Today
Excellent Ranbir Kapoor but a cautious Rajkumar Hirani
Hindustan Times