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Sanju: Cinematic drama or an attempt to clean a tarnished image

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With the trailer launch of the Rajkumar Hirani biopic, “Sanju” on the life of the megastar Sanjay Dutt with the bonfide Rockstar Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead, the film industry and media have welcomed the much awaited launch with open arms. With an exciting star cast, the no-flops-delivered history of Rajkumar Hirani combined with Ranbir Kapoor’s acting skills and his resemblance to Sanjay Dutt, the trailer of “Sanju” became one of the the highest trending topics as soon as the 2 minute clip was aired. The movie claims to showcase the wild side of Sanjay Dutt or Baba as he is affectionately known, the unknown story behind the drug addiction, multiple marriages, and the bomb blast case connection. From Karan Johar to Taran Adarsh to Alia Bhatt, the industry took to social media handles to praise the remarkable piece of art while expressing their enthusiasm as they await the release.
The Dutt biopic has been garnering interest right since its curation and the previous release of Ranbir Kapoor’s look in the movie. While most say that the film is destined to be a super high given the title, star cast and more over the Directorial fame, a niche audience has been vocal about whether or not the movie will end up showing a true picture of actual events.

While this segment of the industry was all praises for the trailer, another large segment also showed mixed reactions claiming the movie to be an attempt to clean the Dutt image after his conviction and jail sentence of five years. The trailer faced criticism with people disturbed at how the profile of a criminal was portrayed very lightly on screen. “There is no justification to a wrong doing. A criminal is a criminal, no matter how innocently he might be portrayed.”

The movie is supposedly filmed with keeping in mind the age structure of the audience and thus keeps out in depth details about his alleged affair with Tina Munim and a few other Bollywood games including Madhuri Dixit. The movie is alleged to show Dutt as a changed man as his hardships are focussed on during the conviction tenure. A few people also claimed that the trailer seems more like a parody on his life rather than an actual account of his life events which is not justified.

The varied reactions received by the trailers only goes ahead to increase the curiosity revolving around the release of “Sanju.” Having led a life full of controversies, the film is also invariably a much awaited insight on the revelations it promises to unfold in a few weeks time.


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