Sanju Reviews

June 25, 2019
The film demands sympathy for a symbol-not of hope or strife, but of privilege. It demands empathy for an empty vessel, embodying a rich, nepotistic, narcissistic status quo, without putting in the groundwork to craft character through visual expression.
March 11, 2019
It doesn't just heroise a flawed personality, but also ends up as the definitive and selective account for the future.
July 5, 2018
Mastering Sanjay's trademark stooped gait, adopting his distinct baritone, with prosthetic hooded eyes, Ranbir Kapoor's physical transformation is nothing short of astounding.
July 2, 2018
A glorified infomercial about the life of a Bollywood bad boy.
July 2, 2018
It's hard not to feel sympathy for the man after watching Sanju.
June 29, 2018
Ultimately, the film avoids indulging too much on the movie star persona, but let's not deny our obsession with the private lives of the rich and famous. The cast in the end delivers a rare insight to their human side.
June 29, 2018
A decidedly soft and authorised-looking biopic.
June 29, 2018
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.
June 29, 2018
I was plain bored and alarmed at not feeling invested enough, something that hasn't ever happened for me with a Hirani movie, the misgivings notwithstanding.
June 29, 2018
The women in Sanju are as ornamental as their predecessors in Hirani's films...In its relentless quest to offer absolution, Sanju is no better or worse than many other biopics that have flooded Bollywood over the past few years.
June 29, 2018
Even this gifted star cannot camouflage the reality of Sanju being little beyond a PR exercise for Sanjay Dutt (and Manyata Dutt).
June 29, 2018
Rajkumar Hirani 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!
June 29, 2018
By not saying anything new about Sanjay Dutt, Hirani makes Sanju a predictable tale.
June 29, 2018
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.