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Release Date 29 June, 2018
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Budget ₹80 crores
Box Office India ₹342 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹580 crores
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Sanju is a biographical film which is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt. Along with his professional life, his controversial personal life is well portrayed in this movie.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹34.75 crores
Saturday₹38.60 crores
Sunday₹46.71 crores
First Weekend₹120.06 crores
Monday₹25.35 crores
Tuesday₹22.10 crores
First Week₹202.51 crores
Second Weekend₹62.97 crores
Second Week₹92.67 crores
Third Week₹31.62 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹342 crores
Worldwide Gross₹580 crores
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Movie Reception

Sanju took the highest opening at the box office in the first half of 2018. The humongous growth over the next two days made it possible for the film to become the second highest grossing film after Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. Sanju also registered a record of highest earning on a single day on its first Sunday.

After crossing Rs. 200 crores mark in its first week, the film witnessed a big jump in its earnings over the second weekend. It easily surpassed the amount of Rs. 260 crores in just 10 days. Sanju didn't get affected by the new releases and crossed the mark of Rs. 300 crores on the third weekend. Also, it entered Rs. 500 crores club over the third weekend and turned out to be a blockbuster at the box office.

Full Cast & Characters

Ranbir KapoorSanjay Dutt
Paresh RawalSunil Dutt
Manisha KoiralaNargis Dutt
Vicky KaushalParesh Ghelani
Dia MirzaManyata Dutt
Anushka SharmaWinnie Dias
Sonam KapoorRuby
Jim SarbhZubin Mistry
Karishma TannaPinky
Boman IraniHomi
Piyush MishraD.N Tripathi
Ashnoor Kauryoung Priya Dutt, Sanju's sister
Arshad WarsiHimsel(Cameo)
Sayaji ShindeBandu Dada
Mahesh ManjrekarSpecial Appearance
Anjan SrivastavMinister
Aditi GautamPriya Dutt, Sanju's sister

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Rajkumar Hirani was not interested to make a biopic on an intense topic which involves drug, weapons and other dark elements. However, Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyatta Dutt asked the director to give it a try following which he found it interesting to work on the script.
  • Madhuri Dixit asked the makers to delete scenes of her relationship with Sanjay Dutt.
  • Some scenes in the film were performed by the actor, Ranbir Kapoor in the presence of Sanjay Dutt to ensure realistic touch to them.
  • Sanju's first poster was released in the look similar to Sanjay Dutt's debut film, Rocky.
  • This is the second film of Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor together after their debut movie, Saawariya.
  • Earlier, Aamir Khan was expected to play the role of Sunil Dutt in the movie but later it was given to Paresh Rawal.
  • The title of the film underwent many changes and finally settled at Sanju. Sanjay Dutt's mother Nargis used to call him Sanju, hence it was selected as the movie title.
  • This is the fifth consecutive film of Boman Irani with Rajkumar Hirani after Munna Bhai MBBS, Lagey Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, and PK.
  • Ranbir Kapoor practiced a lot to look similar to Sanjay Dutt. He even worked on his walking style to look alike Sanjay Dutt.
  • Salman Khan questioned Ranbir Kapoor's acting in the film by saying that Sanjay Dutt should have played his role in the film by himself. It created a controversy to which Ranbir Kapoor gave a befitting reply to Salman Khan.

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