Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor, shows no signs of slowing down at the box office. The Rajkumar Hirani film, which also stars Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles, earned Rs 16.10 crore on Thursday, taking its total collection to Rs 202.51 crore in just seven days.
Sanju box office collection
Sharing the latest box office figures of Sanju on Twitter, film trade anaylst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Sanju is 200 NOT OUT… Has an EXTRAORDINARY Week 1… Crosses *lifetime biz* of #3Idiots [₹ 202.47 cr] in 7 days… Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr, Sun 46.71 cr, Mon 25.35 cr, Tue 22.10 cr, Wed 18.90 cr, Thu 16.10 cr. Total: ₹ 202.51 cr. India biz.”
Rajkumar Hirani’s super successful first attempt at a biopic has brought him tons of praise. Ranbir and Vicky too have been praised for their phenomenal performances in the film.
Hirani had recently thanked his audience for loving and supporting the film by not watching the leaked online version which had been doing the rounds on the internet. “Have to say that you all are exceptional human beings. You have the empathy to understand the sweat, blood, and tears that go into making a movie and you have the strength to awaken the conscience of others by requesting them not to view it,” a section of his Facebook post read.
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Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta in her review of Sanju wrote, “Rajkumar Hirani does the only thing he can. By making Sanjay Dutt, Sanju. By choosing to show us a child-man, full of insecurities and flaws. By making the film much more about an errant son and a loving, forgiving father, than a king-size, get-outta-my-way superstar ‘jo har fikr ko dhuein mein udaata chaala gaya’. And yes, by giving that errant son a chance of redemption, because it wouldn’t be a Rajkumar Hirani film otherwise.”