Very few biopic's are true to the story and no biopic's which are meant for commercial purpose are real. Sanju is one such film which showcase the story of life a man who had many ups and downs. From being a womanizer, Drug addict and criminal or say terrorist (which according to him, he's not). The film looks like a desperate attempt to showcase Sanju as a victim to situations and at some extent it seems like the film desperately tries to prove that he's not a terrorist.
Treatment of the film as a film is great., Raju Hirani has his own style of narrating any story, his old and ever formula of making audience laugh and cry in balanced proportion. First half is well paced with songs rightly placed. Ruby Ruby and Kar har Maidaan fateh stands out. Second half seems a bit dragged and preachy overall. Abhijaat Raju combo strikes yet again with Screenplay, editing and direction being right at the place.
One thing this film soars on is on the performance from top 3 cast.
Ranbir Kapoor as SANJU is his career best. Prosthetics helps you to get the look but sheer hardwork and dedication would be required to get the mannerism and gestures right.
Vicky kausal as the fictional friend of sanju is THE SURPRISE PACKAGE. You do look out for him in SANJU. He's nailing each and every scene, with or without Sanju. He's Class apart.
Paresh rawal as Sunil dutt is the third driving force of this film.
Anushka Sharma was bubbly Doobly good
Sonam, Manisha and Jim were wasted.
The film is dependable. Dependable on SANJU KAMLI bromance and Sunil dutt - Sanjay dutt father son bond. As every Rajkumar Hirani film from Munna bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, pk.. This film is also roller coaster of emotions.
It's Rajkumar Hirani's weakest film yet one of the best of 2018.
Direction - 4/5
Music - 3.5/5
Ranbir - 4.5/5
Vicky kausal - 4.75/5
Final Rating - 3.5 /5.