It’s been a while since I wrote a review for a #Bollywood
film. Don’t get me wrong, I love movies and I watch a substantial amount. It never feels enough though. And I doubt I could get away with not watching this one. Or talking about it.
Since I’m writing this in Instagram, I can’t go into too much detail. Plus, frequent readers will know often I take aim at Bollywood. If all of Bollywood made films like this, and if our filmmakers didn’t constantly try to copy them, I wouldn’t be so harsh. #Sanju
is constant, raw, intense emotion, my score: 9/10
So, let’s start with why I took the one point off first then. The plot, at a few points, felt a little contrived. You’ll notice it in a few places in the second half. All of them revolve around a question mark, I understand that director Rajkumar Hirani wanted to make a point, and he does. But they way he does felt a little forced
I don’t have much space but here’s what I loved. Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Paresh Rawal abs Suneel Dutt, Anushka Sharma as Winnie Diaz, Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh , even Dia Mirza, as Manyatta Dutt. All of them give fantastic support but ultimately, Sanju can’t be anyone else’s but Sanju’s himself. As cliched, as repetitive and as overindulgent as it may sound, but this is Ranbir Kapoor’s best work, even if it may not be Raju Hirani’s best.
After the debacles that were Race 3 and the multitudes of misogynistic Luv Ranjan films, Sanju is a much needed breath of fresh air.