The Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju released on Friday across India on over 4000 screen, being the second biggest film to release after Salman Khan’s Race 3. The film helmed by Rajkumar Hirani is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt and the controversies surrounding him. It stars many Bollywood actors including Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Anushka Sharma and others. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year and is expected to break the opening day records of the other previous hits of 2018 including Baaghi 2, Padmaavat, Race 3 and Raid. As per the trade analysts, Sanju opening day collection should be around 40 crore and if that happens, it will launch Ranbir Kapoor’s Bollywood career to pinnacle. While the trailer and songs are making much of the noise on the social media, let’s see if Sanju manages to live up the magic or not.
For Sanju LIVE Twitter reactions, review, latest updates, watch the space below:
30th June, 2018
12:36 pm: Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the first day collection of Sanju.
TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 30, 2018
Opening Day biz...
1. #Sanju ₹ 34.75 cr
2. #Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr
3. #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr
4. #Padmaavat ₹ 19 cr
[Thu release; incl Wed previews ₹ 24 cr]
5. #VeereDiWedding ₹ 10.70 cr
[Hollywood films not included]
12:00 pm: Alia Bhatt spoke in appreciation of rumoured beau Ranbir Kapoor for his performance in Sanju. She said, "I really liked it. It is a fantastic, fabulous and an outstanding film. I think in my top 10 best film list, 'Sanju' is high up there. Ranbir is outstanding in it."
10:30 am: Sanju is expected to earns Rs 40 crore or even more on its opening day becoming the biggest film of 2018. It is speculated to defeat Race 3, Raid and Baaghi 2 in terms of box office.
29th June, 2018
5:45 pm: Maanayata Dutt posts an adorable message for husband Sanjay Dutt.
2:25 pm: Just hours after release, Sanju leaked online. It becomes the latest victim to online piracy. Before this, Rajinikanth's Kaala was leaked online by a piracy website.
WTF!— Salman Abdi (@SalmanAabdi) June 28, 2018
#SanjuLeaked i can't believe that too in full HD
India TV's film journalist Shalu Singh watched the first day, first show of Sanju today. Stay tuned with us for LIVE updates on the film.
12:33 pm: And the film ends on a happy note! But wait for the credits. Don't leave the halls already! You might miss on to something really special.
12:18 pm: Sanju is all about Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt's imperfectly perfect relationships. The moments between the father-son duo will leave you with teary eyes.
12:07 pm: Arshad Warsi and Mahesh Manjrekar's appearances will warm your heart!
12:01 pm: Sanju has been Bollywood-ised, with scenes having an evident touch of a typical B-wood movie.
11:51 am: And there's Sanju taking jibes at the media! Interesting, though.
11:49 am: Ranbir and Paresh Rawal showcase Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt's differences with a touch of reality.
11:30 am: Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor's bromance is one of the highlights of Sanju.
11:27 am: Sanju doesn't attempt to hide Sanjay Dutt's flaws.
11:21 am: After the interval, films opens with Babri Masjid demolition scene.
11:03 am: Story goes back and forth unveiling one chapter after another of Sanjay Dutt's life.
10:56 am: Manisha Koirala wins heart everytime she comes on screen... the relationship between Nargis Dutt and Sanjay Dutt is heart melting
10:36 am: Sonam Kapoor looks appealing however fails to reflect emotions required for the role.
10:30 am: Anushka Sharma on Instagram:
10:19 am: Vicky Kaushal steals the show with his realistic acting. It's won't be an overstatement to say that the boy will steal the thunder from Ranbir Kapoor himself.
10:07 am: Sonam Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ranbir and Jim Sarb in one frame...what a scene!
10:03 am: Ranbir looks naive and veritable as young Sanjay Dutt. The movie begins with Dutt's entry into the murky world of drug addiction.
10:00 am: Paresh Rawal comes to the scene as director of his first movie
09:59 am: You will also get to hear old songs..it will make you nostalgic
09:56 am: Sanju has 1 month to surrender and he decides to chose a biographer to tell his story
09:53 am: Anushka Sharma plays a London-based choreographer Vinnie Dias.
09:49 am: Piyush Mishra leaves the audience in splits as he plays the biographer.
Sanju Audience Review
Fans are gathering at the theatres in large numbers to watch Sanju. Here's what they're posting on social media with hashtag #Sanju
#Sanju First day first show— crazy4bollywood (@crazy4bolly) June 29, 2018
First 30 mins.... What a start, amazing performances
Master class biography...That scene Ranbir got arrested & court scene dance is hilarious...#RajkumarHiraniFilms with usual detailing & non stop engaging screenplay...Worth watch...But but patience test..✌️✌️#Sanju— PB (@Bharathwajspb) June 29, 2018
Itssss #Sanju day,, Probably one of the biggest days in Ranbir's Career. Looking at pre-release buzz and advance one thing is for sure that it's going to create havoc all around. Have full faith in @RajkumarHirani sir's direction,He can do no wrong. There's no stopping this one— Shubham_SRK'sKnight (@IamSRKnight) June 29, 2018
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Many Bollywood celebrities including Ranbir Kapoor's alleged girlfriend watched Sanju on Thursday. Here's how their reviews are:
Now watching: #Sanju - 8am show, PVR Lower Parel is JAM PACKED! 10 minutes into the movie & #RanbirKapoor is ALREADY nailing it. WOW WOW & WOW! #RajkumarHiraniFilms #SanjuReview @foxstarhindi @RajkumarHirani @VVCFilms pic.twitter.com/roXxOaQlxf— Umesh Punwani (@PunwaniUmesh) June 29, 2018
Go and watch #Sanju to experience real Sanjay Dutt on screen superbly performed by my favourite actor #Ranbir kapoor bringing real character alive: A heart touching film brilliantly narrated n directed by raju Congratulations @rajuhirani @abhijatj904 @ChopraVidur 4 superhit 🎥— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) June 29, 2018
#Sanju a story that teaches you to face your hardships with courage and be unapologetic for who you are! Amazingly picturized by @RajkumarHirani sir & Ranbir bhaiya, you’ve OUTDONE yourself! 👏 pic.twitter.com/vEuQUVRHC7— Aadar Jain (@AadarJain) June 28, 2018
Saw the most awaited film #Sanju last night. What a film. It takes you to a journey of laughter,tears, joy,melody,human relations. @RajkumarHirani excels once again. #RanbirKapoor s performance is outstanding & so are all other actors. SUPER HIT. pic.twitter.com/t8j4QHaxWD— RAJ BANSAL (@rajbansal9) June 28, 2018
Sir you have proved that you are the best student time and again. You tell stories with so much flair and truth passion and hardwork that no examiner can judge your films. Watched #Sanju twice already and it's incredible moving with its emotions and fimess. Love https://t.co/ykKQxuaWZW— Swanand Kirkire (@swanandkirkire) June 29, 2018
Very rarely does a film touch ur heart deep dwn & leave u speechless with overflowing emotions. A film put together so remarkably. Kudos to d team🙌🏻 #Sanju @RajkumarHirani @VVCFilms #RanbirKapoor #SanjayDutt @vickykaushal09 @SirPareshRawal @sonamakapoor @AnushkaSharma @deespeak— Divya Khosla Kumar (@iamDivyaKhosla) June 28, 2018
Just saw #Sanju..totally moved..a remarkable film..salute to #RajKumarHirani #AbhijatJoshi..#RanbirKapoor excels..a surprisingly versatile performance by #VickyKaushal..love and dua’s for my brother @duttsanjay..high time people hear your side of the story..kuch toh log kahen ge— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) June 28, 2018