Now what makes the movie worth watching is Ranbir Kapoor’s heart stealing performance as Sanju Baba. He absolutely nails it in terms of picking up Baba’s mannerisms and voice to a large extent. But the job is half done. The rest is shouldered by his impeccable acting and performance. Ranbir Kapoor is the whole and soul of this movie.
वेबसाइट लोड होने में वक्त लग सकता है. ये फिल्म इस वेबसाइट से एक्टिव नहीं है. इसे दुसरे वेबसाइट से एम्बेड किया है.
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Boman Irani. Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani.
Produced by: Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios.
The film has everything right from a spoiled rich kid under pressure of the legacy of his parents, drugs, terrorism charges. That has been the past 37 years of Baba’ career and Raju has tried portraying it on celluloid in his own style involving humour which has worked wonderfully well for his past films. But it sadly does not work in Sanju. The entire first half is spent on Baba’s drug problem, on his fight with it. The main issues and controversy of his terrorism are introduced late but up until then you are already feeling bad for Baba as was the main intention of the film it seems. To show the other side of the story and show Baba in a sympathetic light. And I have absolutely no qualms in that. The main issue with the film is a very ordinary script and writing. There was a lot to show but the director and writer, I guess toned it down for a larger audience and focused on very specific issues. They barely seemed to have scratched the surface of Baba’s life through the movie as many things looked incomplete and lacked depth. The film though technically sound in most departments such as good musical score, editing and cinematography, fails to leave an impact and the sole reason for it is an average script. The second half over does the media bashing in respect to making Baba’s life difficult and spreading half baked truth. Although it is true that media manipulates and can no longer be considered completely truthful, overdoing or overplaying that card makes it less impactful. But kudos to Raju for taking that topic because Media manipulation is a hot topic in today’s times. Raju also subtly pulls a mirror to the society on how quickly we react and pass judgement to things without knowing the complete truth. One of the final scenes so aptly puts it out when Sanju comes out of Yerwada jail and a ‘fan’ is constantly shouting for a picture together but Sanju is busy when the ‘fan’ shouts out ‘aee terrorist,ek picture lene ko kya jata tera’. Yes, such elements exist among us.