The biopic has become one of Ranbir’s most successful film and the actor has received immense praise and acclaim for his nuanced portrayal of Sanjay on screen. Sanju even flattened Salman Khan’s Race 3 which was a festive release. Sanju has been running to packed houses since its release. It has till now garnered Rs 279 crore approx in box office collections and that too in only 12 days of its release.
Sanju has become the ninth highest grossing Hindi film ever at the Indian box office. The film has an ensemble cast and besides Ranbir stars Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles.
Apart from Ranbir, Vicky and Paresh have been appreciated for their performance in the film. Vicky plays the role of Paresh Ghelani, Sanjay’s best friend whereas Paresh plays the enigmatic Sunil Dutt, Sanjay’s father in the flick. The film has received mixed reviews from the critics as many felt that it is a way of cleansing Sanjay’s image. Also, many had the grouse that Hirani did not remain true to the way a biopic is made and has glorified a character which committed many wrongs but does not take responsibility for any of his mistakes.