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Critic Rating

7.0

34 Reviews
28 Ratings
86%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.3
3 Reviews
4 Ratings

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Language

Hindi

Sanju Reviews

7

It’s a consistently engaging film that makes its way to your heart even though the head frequently resists.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

5

...what we get, and how we get it, in Sanju, is mostly engaging, and some of it good enough to make you laugh out loud in pleasure, especially when Hirani is killing it. But you wonder too what the film chose to leave out, and you wonder if this would have been more of a film if those things had been in here.

Divya Pal
IBNLive

-

Sanju isn’t a family drama, Hirani offers wholesome entertainment to the viewers. He doesn't use songs, dialogues to excite the audience or draw them to cinema halls. Nothing appears out of nowhere, just flows with the film.

Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times

5

Sanju is another gem in Ranbir Kapoor’s repertoire, but the same can’t be said about Rajkumar Hirani. Sanju is watchable but a very average fare.

Suparna Sharma
Deccan Chronicle

4

Ranbir is outstanding in this dishonest film...

Rohit Bhatnagar
Deccan Chronicle

6

With a runtime of 161 minutes, the film is engaging and enjoyable but the film definitely tries to clear the image of Sanjay Dutt.

Ranbir covers a wide range of Dutt's changing physicality -- the minutest of details are captured in his shoulders, eyes, frame, voice -- but it's the internalisation of Dutt and the intelligence to know what to highlight and where to hold back that lends candour borderlining on conceit such awe-inspiring authenticity.

Sanju is the film that it is because of the infectious energy Ranbir Kapoor injects into the film. An absolute must-watch.

Rachit Gupta
Times Of India

8

Presenting a biopic on a man with so many shades and one who's lived a life of such extremes is a no mean feat. Hirani, in his signature style, takes you through Sanju's remarkable journey with the finesse and commitment it needs. In the film, Sanju's wife says that he's the king of bad choices, and Hirani's idea of making a film on his life has certainly paid off. Yes, there’s a lot missing, but even then, this is still an incredible story of a man and a movie star who made massive mistakes, walked through fire, survived it and lived one heck of a life.

“Sanju” is not a particularly engaging film because it stretches too long and resorts to melodrama over substance, but Bollywood also lost the opportunity to look at one of its own with a neutral lens and tell his story honestly.

Meena Iyer
DNA India

8

Watch Sanju—it’s an emotional roller-coaster that will give you the satisfaction of having read a bestseller.

Sushant Mehta
India Today

6

Its watchable, but its not Rajkumar Hiranis best film. Im going with 3 and a half out of 5 for Sanju. I expected much more from Rajkumar Hirani, cant expect more from Ranbir.

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India Today

8

It is not child's play to make a biopic, particularly on someone whose life has been splashed all over the tabloids, in excruciating detail. Given the kind of biopics we have seen in commercial mainstream Bollywood so far, Sanju has definitely raised the bar. Watch Sanju for Ranbir Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani, the laughs, the tears... in a nutshell, everything.

Sanju entertains, surprises & blows your mind. Ranbir Kapoor stays in the zone & rules it. Vicky Kaushal is going to fly high after this one. Rajkumar Hirani achieves the excellence 5th time in a row!

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama

9

SANJU is an entertaining saga that blends emotions, humour and drama in adequate doses. It is powerful, engaging, emotional as well as compelling. The combination of Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor works like a dream. At the box office, despite not being a ‘typical Rajkumar Hirani family entertainer’, SANJU will score tremendously and emerge as a Monstrous Hit! Don’t miss it!

8

Sanju tells you superstars are humans too. They can make bad, even horrible decisions -- like every other human being on earth and we shouldn’t be quick to judge them. Rajkumar Hirani, the director has made a hugely entertaining film for the audience. And for his friend Sanjay Dutt, he has given a vehicle to finally tell his version of events and say to his detractors  -- bas ho gaya yaar!

Audience Reviews for Sanju

  • Ajay lawyer
    Ajay lawyer
    71 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    some of the few imp scenes not had shown that makes movie a little bit low from expectation.

    July 07, 18
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    179 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Sanju is a film with missing pieces, which the makers try to fill by taking you back to the Bollywood of the 70s and 80s. The old songs playing in tandem with emotional scenes are the height of the Hirani effect, despite the film having A R Rahman's oldie songs, and a remarkable pumping number "Kar Har Maidaan Fateh" sung with otherworldly energy by Sukhwinder Singh. A tearjerking second half further makes you forget about the pieces as well as the poor product placements of at least two brands. There is a lot going on between the lines. Unfortunately, they are not the parts that are missing from this ambitious biopic that reeks of conflict of interest. Nonetheless, it still is a well-crafted film that has a very high entertainment quotient as a standalone story about "a father and son". Just don't believe everything you see. TN.

    July 01, 18
  • Richa Vishwakarma
    Richa Vishwakarma
    1 review
    Member
    10

    A must watch movie ...

    June 30, 18