Sanju Movie (2018) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection


June 29, 2018
2hr 41min
Status: released

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Sanju Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release date29 June 2018 (India)
Running time2hr 41min
StarringRanbir Kapoor
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani
Written byAbhijat Joshi
Rajkumar Hirani
Produced byVidhu Vinod Chopra
Rajkumar Hirani
Cinematography by Ravi Varman
Edited by Rajkumar Hirani
Music bySongs:
A. R. Rahman
Vikram Montrose
Background Score:
Sanjay Wandrekar
Atul Raninga
Production CompanyRajkumar Hirani Films
Vinod Chopra Films
Distributor Fox Star Studios

Sanju Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt
  • Sonam Kapoor as Ruby Irani (based on Tina Munim)
  • Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi
  • Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt
  • Anushka Sharma as Winnie Diaz
  • Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt
  • Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt
  • Karishma Tanna as Pinky Joshi
  • Jim Sarbh as Zubin Mistry
  • Aditi Gautam as Priya Dutt
  • Ashnoor Kaur as young Priya
  • Shivani Mahajan as Namrata Dutt
  • Kaashish Vohra as young Namrata
  • Boman Irani in a dual role as
  • Captain Homi Irani
  • Dr. Jagdish Chandra “JC” Asthana of Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. in archive footage
  • Sayaji Shinde as Bandu Dada, an underworld don, based on Ravi Pujari
  • Piyush Mishra as Dinesh Narayan “DN” Tripathi, a lyricist
  • Yuri Suri as Advocate Hawant Singh
  • Ashwin Mushran as an Event Manager
  • Aanjjan Srivastav as a Minister
  • Prakash Belawadi as Kamal Kishore “KK” Arora
  • Deepak Rai as Barber
  • Tabu as Award Show Host (Cameo appearance)
  • Mahesh Manjrekar as a director (cameo appearance)
  • Arshad Warsi as Sarkeshwar “Circuit” Sharma of Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (archive footage)
  • Anil Charanjeet in the song “Main Badiya Tu Bhi Badiya” (special appearance)
  • Sanjay Dutt as himself in the end credits for the titular song “Baba Bolta Hai Bas Ho Gaya”


Few lives in our times are as dramatic and enigmatic as the saga of Sanjay Dutt. Coming from a family of cinema legends, he became a film star and then saw dizzying heights and darkest depths: adulation of die-hard fans, unending battles with various addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, loss of loved ones, and the haunting speculation that he might or might not be a terrorist.

Sanju is in turn a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of one man’s battle against his wild self and the formidable external forces trying to crush him. It depicts the journey of a man through everything that life can throw at him. Some true stories leave you thinking “Did this happen?” This is one such unbelievable story that happens to be true.

Sanju Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget₹96 crore
Worldwide Collection₹587 crore

About Sanju Movie:

Sanju is a Hindi biographical film directed and edited by Rajkumar Hirani, written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra under the banners of Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films.

In a conversation with Hirani, Sanjay Dutt shared anecdotes from his life, which the former found intriguing and prompted him to make a film based on Sanjay Dutt’s life.

It was titled Sanju after the nickname Dutt’s mother Nargis used to call him.

Principal photography began in January 2017 and wrapped up in January 2018. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Rohan-Rohan and Vikram Montrose, with A. R. Rahman as a guest composer.

Sanju was released worldwide on 29 June 2018. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Hirani’s direction, music, screenplay, cinematography, and performances (particularly those of Kapoor, Kaushal, Rawal, and Koirala), though some criticized its supposed image-cleansing of its protagonist. It registered the highest opening for any film released in India in 2018, and on its third day, it had the highest single-day collection ever for a Hindi film in India. With a worldwide gross of over ₹586.85 crore (US$85.81 million), Sanju emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2018, the third highest-earning Hindi film in India of all time, and the 12th highest-grossing Indian film.

It earned seven nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards including Best Film and Best Director, winning Best Actor for Kapoor and Best Supporting Actor for Kaushal.

Sanju Movie Tracklist:

The film’s soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman, Rohan-Rohan, and Vikram Montrose while lyrics are written by Irshad Kamil, Shekhar Astitwa, Puneet Sharma, Rohan Gokhale and Abhijat Joshi. The film score is composed by Sanjay Wandrekar and Atul Raninga.

  • Main Badhiya Tu Bhi Badhiya – Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan
  • Kar Har Maidaan Fateh – Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder Singh
  • Ruby Ruby – Shashwat Singh, Poorvi Koutish
  • Baba Bolta Hain Bas Ho Gaya – Papon, Ranbir Kapoor, Supriya Pathak
  • Bhopu Baj Raha Hain – Nakash Aziz
  • Mujhe Chaand Pe Le Chalo – Nikhita Gandhi

Sanju Movie Awards (Wins & Nominations):

13 wins & 24 nominations.

  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (10 August 2018)
    Best Film (Sanju)
  • Best Director (Rajkumar Hirani)
  • Vanguard Award (Ranbir Kapoor)
  • Best Supporting Performance-(Male/Female) (Vicky Kaushal)
  • Zee Cine Awards (19 March 2019)
    Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Vicky Kaushal)
  • Filmfare Awards (23 March 2019)
    Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Vicky Kaushal)
  • IIFA Awards (18 September 2019)
    Best Supporting Actor (Vicky Kaushal)
  • Awards of the International Indian Film Academy (2019)
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Vicky Kaushal)
  • FOI Online Awards (2018)
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Vicky Kaushal)