It’s been four weeks since Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju hit the silver screens and it is still doing wonders at the box-office. The film got a huge response from the viewers and it went on to become a blockbuster hit at the box-office. Sanju became the third Bollywood flick to enter the 300 crore club.
During its theatrical run, Sanju has seen several new releases including Ant-Man and the Wasp, but it remained rock steady at the box-office.
Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s film Dhadak also released three days ago but even that didn’t affect Sanju’s box-office collection. Now, let’s wait and watch how the film survives in the coming days. By far the biggest movie of the year, Sanju has broken several records. It is now the fourth highest grossing Hindi film of all time. It remains to be seen whether it can still break a record or two and also overtook Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai’s lifetime collection in these times when most movies flop.
Sanju received a positive review by The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta. She said, “Once you’ve made your peace with the Sanjay we get, and there was no way of getting any other in a Hirani movie, you can sit down and enjoy the film. I had a blast all the way till the half-way mark. Ranbir Kapoor is wholly believable as Sanjay-Sanju, channeling not just his (Dutt’s) distinctive body language and ‘lehja’, but his internal confusion. Paresh Rawal, playing Sunil Dutt with exemplary restraint, matches Kapoor step for step, even striding ahead in places. Manisha Koirala, as Nargis, makes you wish there was more of her. Jim Sarbh, as the guy-with-the-bad-influence, is very fine and dandy, and Vicky Kaushal as Sanju’s faithful New York-based Gujju friend who teaches him life lessons, is absolutely terrific. And Hirani is in top form, getting all his reel characters to riff off the real characters, in the pursuit of a solid, entertaining tale.”
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju is the biopic based on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s controversial life. The film was a multi-starrer flick which starred Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh Boman Irani, Dia Mirza in pivotal roles.
Sanju hit the screens on 29th June!