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The supremacy of Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films continue, and the makers owe a big thanks to their writer Abhijat Joshi and the actors.

But they owe a big hug to Ranbir Kapoor. Sanju as a film and as a being in the film would have been void of emotional connectivity.

And Ranbir Kapoor owes a big hug to Vicky Kaushal for making his role even more outstanding.

And in the end, we just felt like hugging the big screen, that’s how A1 the movie was!

(This is going to be one long review)

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Overwhelmingly impressive performance of Ranbir Kapoor. The treatment of the film is exceptional. This film’s perspective is fab and isn’t limited to just Ranbir’s act, Sanju’s story, allegations or justifications, it’s just one unique film.

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The movie sure had the capacity to dwell into Sanju Baba’s love life more but whatever parts chosen to be a part of the film have an impact enough to not let us ask for more. The length is slightly an issue, but the clap-worthy scenes make it disappear.


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Nirmata (Makers)

Content is the king. But Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra never forget to crown their king; with great content, they also bring in great narrative.

A narrative that keeps you hooked with its fine edit and lighthearted treatment. The USP of RHF is how emotions are always followed by a fun sequence.

Also, the film has an Ustad (en expert) you would be glad to meet (surprise).

Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)

We all know what Sanju is about, so this section is not about the story, it’s about what we loved the most from the film, hence SPOILERS AHEAD!

To make a biopic on bad choices of a person, not easy. But Mr. Hirani achieves not only the impossible, but the unbelievable.

To write a story of a famous yet ordinary person, not easy, and yet the writing here is neatly structured.

Then, not to let the story dissolve the line between sympathy and empathy, not easy, but the light-hearted treatment of the film promises not to describe Sanjay Dutt as good or bad. He is just another being on the planet. The movie doesn’t try to blur Sanjay Dutt’s flaws. (sometimes it does feel like as if the movie is taking sides, but when the narrative doesn’t shy away from taking names like Aamir, SRK, Gulshan Kumar, etc., it also seemed like it’s just being straightforward)

Then to tell the story in a way to hook the audience, not easy. We all know the urban myths around Sanju Baba, so the movie doesn’t make them a highlight. It rather takes help of those anecdotes and builds a story around friendship and family. The interval is something that you don’t wish for in the movie, as it leaves one on such a curious road.

Then to add emotions and tears along with claps and laughter, not easy again, but with realistic portrayal of relationships, the film accomplishes that.

Then finally, to send out a message along with all the beauty above, not at all easy. But the film achieves that so effortlessly, the bittersweet-ness of the film tells you that there is always more than one side of a story and how a powerful source like news is often misused and/or overused.

Abhineta (actors)

Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay “Sanju”, he is a paragon, wish we could invent an adjective specially for him, so that we don’t fall short of words everytime, and write that word to describe the kind of impact the actor has on us after each role. He is just unique.

Playing Sanjay Dutt, the artists who transformed his looks deserves credit for sure. But the style, the body language, the gestures, the walk, the actor’s complete metamorphosis to play Dutt is just simply incredible. He is like the twin brother of Sanjay Dutt, he has achieved the unthinkable. You don’t see him acting here, you see him living a life!

Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sanju’s father is so warm and convincing in his act. We just loved him. And Manisha Koirala as Nargis ji, Sanju’s mother, well she just put a smile on our faces with her role.

Vicky Kaushal is adorably fantastic. In a shy – boy role, he just amazes us with his act. The bromance between him and Ranbir is the film’s highlight. Having said that, the father-son bond is the emotional connection that anchors the film.

Anushka Sharma as the biographer, looks spiffy and acted well. Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt, Sanju’s wife is very natural. Sonam Kapoor looked cute in her role.

Arshad Warsi and Mahesh Manjrekar’s appearances are a good touch. Jim Sarbh is convincing in his bad-ass avatar. Boman Irani in a special appearance reminds you of Virus from 3 Idiots.

Geet Sangeet (Music)

Kar Har Maidaan Fateh is an adrenaline rush, and there is this last song as the credits roll, amazingly cool lyrics. The background score is soft and connecting.

Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)

If bad choices make good stories, then obviously good stories make great films. And when you have magicians in the form of Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor, an elixir guaranteed to induce appreciation was very much expected.

Ranbir is one unique and unmatchable gem and so is this movie.

Don’t leave your seats as the credits roll. Else you will miss a special jhappi!


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