Sanju – One Man Million Lives, the movie has already got its massive openings allover the country and why won’t it you tell me? After all, it was our one and only, Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. The movie obviously has two perspectives for viewers; one would be of Sanju’s agog fans for knowing the real shades of their on-screen rocky,and the other is of artistic one.
SANJU, One Man, Million Lives – Movie Review
Well the first perspective has undoubtedly got its fulfilment, as all the scenes, the blend of the all the real sides of Sanju are those key traces which pulls you down to your chairs all through this amazing short cinematic journey. The powerful and the almost perfect portrayal of character has made this movie a must-watch for any movie enthusiast. And about the second perspective, you should not doubt the direction of Rajkumar Hirani, I mean not atleast after “3-Idiots”. And the bonus which you get with pairing of the director with one of the finest actors in the industry, Ranbir Kapoor? You should completely trust the amount of art it can give you, that too for an experimental showcase like this.
FROM THE EYES OF THE ART
Direction, Script, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Screenplay and Make-up
The Idea of this movie came from a mind of a meticulous observer, the director Mr. RajkumarHirani, got inspired by the real side of Sanju and realised that it would catch all the eyes if any movie would be made over such subject. Not only because it was a subject associated with Mr. Sanjay Dutt and would engage the curious eyes of Sanju’s fans but also because he saw a story where he got it packaged with the mix of numerous characters in the most uncommon way and felt that it would be an art in itself to be able to portray such a story considering it was a real life.
How much, when and most importantly from what perspective, the parts of Sanju’s life needed to be portrayed? Raj Kumar Hirani did his job aptly by answering these questions in his execution. There will be a balanced mix of all the characters of Sanjay Dutt’s life to be seen in this movie, if we look at it as a complete biopic, certainly you cannot come out of theatres knowing Sanju from tip-to-toe, don’t you expect that. But the scripts have the potential of keeping you in the zone of the scene.
The acting by the lead, Ranbir Kapoor would surely be a treat for the eyes. Ranbir has made remarkable grasps over the body language, mannerism of talking and impromptu behavioural reactions of Sanjay Dutt. The picturization did complete justice to the portrayal of life scenes of Sanjay, whether it is the first psychedelic LSD experience of Sanjay or be it the general casual behaviour of a boy who smokes in the alley of the hospital where his own mother was hospitalised, or it is all the mental distress, anxiety and tension faced by a drug addict, all of these have been greatly composed and articulated. And ultimately it all has thrown a tightly bracing impact over the screens for the viewers.
The curious cases would really be interested in the unwinding of Sanjay Dutt’s life, and this movie unquestionably introduces you to the right amount of Sanjay Dutt’s character. The music, lyrics and background score and makeup certainly complemented the larger-than-life portrayal of the character at many times on screen.
Story Picking Decision
What is the most beautiful thing from an artistic point of view is the decision to present this disordered set of events in an exactly messy but organised manner. This story has all the elements for entertainment, life-lessons, vibrancy and emotions. And deciding a real life portrayal for such story requires an equal amount of carefulness as to portray it physically by acting. This movie had made it big, and the good part is that it unfolded those sides of Sanjay Dutt, which needed to be.
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A MOVIE, A LIFE OR AN ENTERTAINMENT BUZZ
Conclusion : “A blend of these many vibrant characters in such a balanced manner from all the efforts of acting, cinematography, script and every other film-making ingredients has yet again proved the potential of the art of cinema.”