Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. Hope everyone has had an amazing week. This is my first ever hindi movie review and definitely not my last. I will try my best to get an english movie, tv show or an anime out as well this week. So, let’s begin.
This hindi biopic was directed by Rajkumar Hirani and was released in June, 2018.
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes (161 minutes)
- Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt
- Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sanju’s father
- Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi
- Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Sanju’s mother
- Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt, Sanju’s wife
- Sonam Kapoor as Ruby
- Anushka Sharma as Winnie Diaz, a biographer
The story of Sanjay Dutt’s life and his battle against drugs and terrorism.
I was lucky enough to be able to go for this movie on the first day of its’ release and even more lucky to get free tickets for it. Let me firstly be straight forward; the movie was fantastic. The film depicted the life of a person who was hated by the entire country at one point and what he had to go through just to keep the pride of him and his family.
Like every other biopic I am beyond sure that this movie had a ton of over exaggeration. Nevertheless, the movie was so well directed, so well portrayed, and so well made that you look beyond all of that and are remain mesmerized by Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal’s amazing (understatement) acting.
This film also surprised me when it moves away from the usual norms of Indian film making and openly shows consumption of drugs, alcohol and display of strip clubs as well. All while still maintaining the rank of a U/A film. The film did not hold back in any sense and openly brought back very controversial issues from the past as well all to put forward Sanjay Dutt’s case.
All this being said, you can not stop but feel empathy for the Dutt family and what they had to go through. The movie was full of emotion and you can really see how the cast has done their level best and delivered such wonderful acting to really bring out more from its’ audience.
The movie had a great music album and there was never a time when you would be like ‘how can there suddenly be a song now?’.
I will give it to Ranbir for giving us his best work in his entire career as an actor. The was he had transformed himself to look more like Sanjay Datt was amazing and the dedication and level of acting was all the more complimentary to his role.
The film truly kept me glued to the screen and there was never a moment I looked away. There was always something going on and the way it was displayed felt (emphasis on the felt) so genuine. Everyone had a very important role in the film and it didn’t feel like Sanju was given more preference.
I would recommend everyone to watch this film and it is most definitely not just a one time watch. Overall outstanding.
I would give this movie 4.5/5 stars.