Sanju (2018), directed by Rajkumar Hirani and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, is an Indian biographical film. Under the Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films banners, it was jointly produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Film Sanju (2018) is the story of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s life, his addiction to drugs, arrest for alleged.
Association with the 1993 Bombay Blasting, relationship with his father, comeback in the industry, the eventual drop of charges from Bombay blasts, and release after completing his jail term.
In a conversation with Hirani, Dutt shared anecdotes from his life, which the former found intriguing and prompted him to make a film based on Dutt’s life. It is title Sanju after the nickname Dutt’s mother Nargis used to call him.
Principal photography began in January 2017 and is completing by January 2018. Rohan-Rohan and Vikram Montrose composed the film’s score, with A. R. Rahman as a guest composer.
Sanju was released worldwide on 29 June 2018. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised Kapoor’s performance and Hirani’s direction; some criticized its supposed image-cleansing of its protagonist.
Sanju (2018) Cast:
- Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt aka Sanju.
- Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sanju’s father.
- Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi, Sanju’s best friend.
- Sonam Kapoor as Ruby, Sanju’s ex-girlfriend.
- Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt, Sanju’s wife.
- Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Sanju’s mother.
- Anushka Sharma as Winnie Dias, a biographer.
- Jim Sarbh as Zubin “God” Mistry.
- Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
- Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani
- Written by: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
- Narrated by: Ranbir Kapoor
- Music by: A. R. Rahman, Rohan-Rohan and Vikram Montrose
- Cinematography: Ravi Varman
- Edited by: Rajkumar Hirani
- Production: Rajkumar Hirani Films
- Company: Vinod Chopra Films
- Distributed by: Fox Star Studios 20th Century Fox
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