Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju – Review By Critics And Celebrities

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There are many reasons why the movie Sanju had to bear a very high load of expectations from critics and fans alike. Director Rajkumar Hirani is associated with excellent movie making. He has, with his previous work, set himself a standard that looks tough to keep living upto, but he somehow manages to deliver the goods every single time. With his name, comes the expectations of a great movie. If that is not enough, the trailers, posters and marketing has really set the expectations high.

Second, Ranbir Kapoor is known for his excellent choices in movies. He has a habit of picking very good scripts and then delivering performances setting new standards for his contemporaries. If that’s not enough, he has shown a glimpse of what to expect in the trailers and that has left everyone wanting more.

Third, the story – Sanjay Dutt’s life. Many love him, some hate him, but no one can deny that his life story is a fascinating one. A roller coaster ride of immense highs and lows. It’s only natural to feel intrigued by it.

Fourth, we again come back to the trailers. The trailers have showed us a world that must be watched and experienced.

Now that the wait is over the movie is here, let’s see what critics and celebrities have to say about it.

Movie Name: Sanju

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh RawalDia MirzaAnushka SharmaBoman IraniTabuManisha KoiralaVicky Kaushal

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Written by: Rajkumar HiraniAbhijat Joshi

If you have not seen it yet, take a look at the trailer before jump

Saibal Chatterjee on NDTV – Ranbir Kapoor Dazzles As Sanjay Dutt, Other Actors Scramble To Keep Up

Rating: 4/5

Ranbir Kapoor pulls out the stops in astonishingly effective ways, subsuming his personality into that of the protagonist

Ranbir Kapoor, slipping into the skin of the troubled Bollywood star, pulls out the stops in astonishingly effective ways, subsuming his own personality completely into that of the protagonist.

Click here to read the complete review on NDTV.

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Video Review by Rajeev Masand

Rachit Gupta on the Times of India

Rating: 4/5

Ranbir Kapoor is just as good as his reputation. To state that he’s an incredible actor who fills Sanjay Dutt’s role with gravitas and spunk is stating the obvious. That’s expected from a talented actor like Ranbir. But what he does best in Sanju, is that he delivers the central character’s swag and nonchalance in the most effortless manner.

Hirani, in his signature style, takes you through Sanju’s remarkable journey with the finesse and commitment it needs.

Click here to read the complete review and more in-depth analysis on the Times Of India.

Taran Adarsh on Twitter:

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Review by Divya Pal on News 18 – An Out-And-Out Ranbir Kapoor Show

Hirani, brings the life of a star to the big screen and covers his rise, fall and rebirth, but doesn’t absolve him of his flaws or justify his life.

Casting is a masterstroke. All actors jell well with the characters they play. Paresh Rawal plays Sunil Dutt flawlessly. Manisha Koirala is pleasant in her cameo as Nargis Dutt.

Click here to read the complete review on News 18.

Reviw by Namrata Joshi on The Hindu – when Sanjay Dutt’s fault lines are laid bare

For large parts Sanju feels staged than filmed, like watching a play recorded on camera than a film itself. Instead of taking you into its world, it seems to deliberately work on the opposite principle: of making you acutely conscious about witnessing the life and times of Sanjay Dutt as outsiders, with the screen becoming a substitute proscenium.

Drugs, booze and women — Hirani doesn’t hide the fault lines in Dutt’s life. He swings between a sense of waste and pity (not sympathy mind you) for his addictions to an awkward indulgence when it comes to his candidness about the number of women in his life.

Click here to read the complete review on The Hindu.

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Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times – Ranbir Kapoor shines in an indulgent biopic by Rajkumar Hirani

Rating – 2/5

Director Rajkumar Hirani has rightly trusted an earnest actor like Ranbir Kapoor to play Sanjay Dutt in Sanju. Rating: 2.5

The director continues with the sympathetic tone towards his subject as he brings in a new biographer, Vinnie Diaz (Anushka Sharma). In Sanju, we witness an immoral womaniser who is ashamed of himself deep down.

Click here to read the complete review on Hindustan Times.

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Celebrity reactions and reviews:

Aamir Khan – Loved Sanju –

Karan Johar – Ranbir Kapoor is such a BRILLIANT and GIFTED actor!!!

Dhanush – MINDBLOWN!!

Boman Irani – Its well worth the wait!

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