Sanjay Duttt’s controversial life is brought to screen by Rajkumar Hirani with Ranbir playing the lead role of Sanjay Dutt. The film starts with the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Arms Act against Sanjay Dutt, giving him 5 years of prison and a month’s time to surrender himself. He turns to an established writer Winnie Diaz ( Anushka Sharma) to pen his biography. Though reluctant at first Winnie goes through Sanju’s life as a son of a veteran Actor, a friend, a drug addict and finally as an Actor who survives highs and low in his career.
Hirani in his exceptional style brings us an extreme insight of Sanjay Dutt’s Life; Ranbir Kapoor shows how talented he is in this character which he owns throughout the film. Two other actors along with Ranbir shine in the film, one is Vicky Kaushal who plays Sanjay Dutt’s friend Kamlesh and Paresh Rawal who plays as Sunil Dutt. Both these character play an important role in the film and their relationship will bring some emotional moments in the film which will stay in your heart for some time. Manisha koirala as Nargis Dutt has a brief role but played well in the character. Cameos of Anushka and Sonam were also well done. Movie might feel a bit long, but the narration keeps you alert. Sometimes Ranbir’s imitation does look overdone, but for most of time you just see Sanjay Dutt in him.Though the film doesn’t tell us some crucial life moments of Sanjay dutt, Sanju shows how he manages to take control of his roller coaster life and survives. I still give it 8/10