Sanju is one of the most awaited films in the recent times. Based on the life of controversial movie star Sanjay Dutt, this film has Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead role and has hit the screens today. Sanju box office collection day 14: Ranbir Kapoor’s film Sanju has been working wonders at the box office. After earning Rs 7.50 crore recently, the Sanjay Dutt biopic’s total collection now stands at Rs 281.98 crore.
UPDATE : Sanju box office collection: Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju has crossed the Rs 500 crore mark worldwide. The worldwide earnings now stand at Rs 500.43 crore. A Rajkumar Hirani directorial, Sanju is a biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.
Sanjay Dutt(Ranbir Kapoor) is found guilty in the arms act and is ordered to surrender himself before the court of law. He gets upset with this verdict and decides to find an author who can write a book which will showcases what really had happened in his life. He approaches a world-famous novelist(Anushka Sharma) but she disagrees to pen his book. Sanju somehow requests her to listen to his story and narrates his life right from childhood which is shown in different phases in the film.
The film is terrific in every which way and one could not stay away from saluting the brilliance of Raj Kumar Hirani as he has showcased the life of Sanjay Dutt in a very emotional manner. He does not dwell into his movie career or his linkups with the underworld but showcases the inner struggle of what Sanjay Dutt went through in his life and how his dad Sunil Dutt stood by him as a rock. This is where the film clicks big time and moves you emotionally in many places.
Perhaps, no one could have played Sanjay Dutt better than Ranbir Kapoor. After a few minutes into the film, you forget that there is Ranbir Kapoor in the film as you only see Sanjay Dutt reliving his life once again. Such is the finesse of Ranbir Kapoor who is undoubtedly the best actor in the current generation. The way he breathes life into Sanjay Dutt’s role is mind blowing and Ranbir moves you emotionally with his performance during the drug phase of Sanjay Dutt and his later life in jail.
Yet another main pillar for this movie is Paresh Rawal who plays Sunil Dutt. His supporting role lifts the film to another level altogether. All his scenes with Ranbir Kapoor will move you to tears in many areas. Diya Mirza was good in her role and Anushka Sharma played the sheet anchor’s role to the perfection.
The first half of the film showcases the drug phase of Sanjay Dutt and is filled with shocking revelations of Dutt’s early life. Manisha Koirala is superb as Nargis Dutt and so was Vicky Kaushal who plays Dutt’s best friend in the film. The second half is where things get serious as the unknown facts about Sanjay Dutt’s life involving his court cases are showcased in the open without any fear.
Despite all the success, Sanju is also receiving criticism that it goes easy on Sanju’s crimes and tries to paint a positive image of the actor. Sanjay Dutt himself responded to the criticism in an interview with India Today recently. He said, “I don’t think anyone would spend Rs 30-40 crore to change his image. That is too much of an amount. I have told the truth and the truth has been accepted by India, and the box office collection shows that.”
Making a biopic on a person’s life who is still living and is a known one to all is very difficult. Raj Kumar Hirani comes out with flying colors and makes one of the best biopics in the form of Sanju. He takes you on a ride which is filled with grueling emotions and startling facts which many do not know about Sanjay Dutt. To top things, Ranbir Kapoor takes things a notch higher with his mind-blowing performance and makes you go in awe of him. The film will surely set the box office registers ringing and will be remembered for a long time to come. Finally, do yourself a favor and book tickets to this film where you get to see the emotional life of India’s most controversial star relived by the country’s best actor.