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 2, 2018
A glorified infomercial about the life of a Bollywood bad boy.
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
By not saying anything new about Sanjay Dutt, Hirani makes Sanju a predictable tale.