Sanju movie review and release live updates: Much awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju has hit the screens. The film will see Ranbir Kapoor playing Dutt Jr. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie also stars Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Anushka Sharma and Karishma Tanna among others. Sanju will also feature special appearances by Sanjay Dutt, Tabu, Boman Irani, Sayaji Shinde, Mahesh Manjrekar and Arshad Warsi.
In her movie review, Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “Ranbir Kapoor is absolutely believable as Sanjay-Sanju, channeling not just his (Dutt’s) distinctive body language and ‘lehja’, but his internal confusion. Paresh Rawal, playing Sunil Dutt with exemplary restraint, matches Kapoor step for step, even striding ahead in places. Manisha Koirala, as Nargis, makes you wish there was more of her. Jim Sarbh, as the guy-with-the-bad-influence, is very fine and dandy, and Vicky Kaushal as Sanju’s faithful New York-based Gujju friend who teaches him life lessons, is terrific. And Hirani is in top form, getting all his reel characters to riff off the real characters, in the pursuit of a solid, entertaining tale.”
Talking about Sanju, Ranbir Kapoor had said earlier, “In this film, you see him suffer. You see what drugs can do to you or what keeping unlicensed guns can result in. You see the price he had to pay for being irresponsible — towards his life, his relationships. This film is not propaganda; there is merit in the story and a lot to learn from Sanjay Dutt’s mistakes. The film doesn’t shy away from that. It just shows an unknown aspect of him, his vulnerabilities.”