Never before has India’s super actor Ranbir Kapoor’s film set the cash registers ringing so loudly. The actor needed a big hit, was vocal about it and has finally got it.
Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju got off to a great start and collected Rs 34.75 crore on Day 1 making it the biggest opener of 2018 so far and also Ranbir’s highest to date.
Now, we are sure, the Day 2 figures will ensure that the actor celebrates to the hilt, for it has surpassed Day 1 collections. The Sanjay Dutt biopic has made a whopping Rs 38.60 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “East. West. North. South... The REMARKABLE RUN continues pan India... #Sanjucreates HAVOC on Day 2 [Sat]... Will cross ₹ 100 cr mark today [Sun; Day 3]... This one's a MONEY SPINNER, a LOTTERY... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr. Total: ₹ 73.35 cr. India biz.”
East. West. North. South... The REMARKABLE RUN continues pan India... #Sanju creates HAVOC on Day 2 [Sat]... Will cross ₹ 100 cr mark today [Sun; Day 3]... This one's a MONEY SPINNER, a LOTTERY... Fri 34.75 cr, Sat 38.60 cr. Total: ₹ 73.35 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1 July 2018
He further wrote, “The two Rs - Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor - are the biggest beneficiaries from #Sanju... Hirani has consolidated and cemented his status with yet another SMASH HIT... Ranbir needed a Hit, the massive BO numbers to bring him back and yes, he's back with a vengeance.”
The two Rs - Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor - are the biggest beneficiaries from #Sanju... Hirani has consolidated and cemented his status with yet another SMASH HIT... Ranbir needed a Hit, the massive BO numbers to bring him back and yes, he's back with a vengeance.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 1 July 2018
It was heartwarming to see that Sanju even drew a positive response at the ticket windows in the 8 am show on Friday. This had virtually stopped to happen after 3 Idiots, which also was incidentally helmed by Hirani. There are many interesting portions in the film, and by-n-large, it has also received good reviews.
SpotboyE.com editor Vickey Lalwani rated the film 3-stars. Here are a few extracts from his review:
“You can swear on your dearest person living that Rajkumar Hirani couldn't have cast anybody else other than Ranbir Kapoor. That's the first thought that comes to mind as the Munnabhai director's celluloid version of Sanjay Dutt's life begins to engage you from the second reel (the start is a bit off-tangent). A similar thought had crossed our minds when we saw Rockstar, Tamasha and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and RK continues to be in top form, not erring even once in any given frame.”
“Next up, is Vicky Kaushal who will unfailingly lift several awards for playing RK's Gujju buddy. This is Vicky's best performance- he has gone far ahead of his histrionics in Raazi.”
“Vulgarity hits the roof when Ranbir invades Sonam's house to seize alcohol, visits a strip bar and beds Vicky's pink girlfriend. Why have Abhijat Joshi and Raju Hirani made corny stuff in the name of humour a prominent feature in their scripts after the Munnabhai series?”
“But what also hits you, besides the corniness, is that why has the media been painted so black in the film? I mean, yes you can harp on the question mark RDX truck story which seemingly stirred a storm in Dutt's teacup (unarguably an understatement for his sufferings), but so much so that several sweeping statements are made to run down the Fourth Estate? Not done.”
FYI, SpotboyE.com also ran a very interesting Podcast debating about Sanju.
Let's wait and watch to see what Day 3 brings for Team Sanju!
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