Sanju Ticket Windows = Hot Buns: Box Office Collection, Reviews and Prediction

Critics and the audience give a ten on ten to ‘Sanju’. Read on to find out why

By Nikita Dutta

Jun 30, 2018  Updated On : Aug 31, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor starrer movie ‘Sanju’ has finally hit the theatres this Friday (June 29) and is setting new box office records. The movie is based on Sanjay Dutt’s life story and has been directed by ace director Rajkumar Hirani, whose films like PK and 3 Idiots have emerged as blockbusters at the box office. Even before the film’s release, it created a lot of buzz because of its amazing cast, direction and performance and no matter how uncertain every Friday in the Hindi film industry is, a Hirani movie never fails to entertain the audience.

Sanju shows the journey of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s turbulent life; his journey from a drug addict to a superstar in jail and his bond with his father and 300+ girlfriends. The movie alongside Ranbir Kapoor features an impressive cast including Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala and Anushka Sharma playing various characters in Dutt’s life.

The trailer gave a small glimpse of Ranbir Kapoor`s unbelievable transformation for the movie and the stellar supporting cast for the film which makes it a must watch. It`s a crucial film for Ranbir Kapoor’s career as he hasn`t tasted box office success in a while and now everyone is expecting that `Sanju` will bring back the talented Kapoor lad back in the game.



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Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju has released in more than 4000 screens across and has raked in the range of 30-32 crores at the box office on the first day of its release. It has got the biggest opening of the year overtaking Salman Khan starrer Race 3. These figures are for sure a proof that fans are loving this biopic. The film will definitely gain much momentum on the weekends due to positive reviews by the audience and will have a massive week as the opening day’s early tones are amazing!

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Sanju Review-

The movie has not only garnered positive reviews from just the fans but also from critics too, as we all know that Baba’s life has been dark and painful, but the director has mellowed down the shades of grey making Sanju a commercial entertainer.

Famous Trade analyst Taran Adarsh stated that the film is a masterpiece and claimed it to be compelling, emotional, engaging and powerful. He also appreciated Hirani for being the master storyteller that he is and announced it as a big hit.

Renowned Trade analyst Ramesh Bala also tweeted the same and wrote that ‘Sanju’ is heading for 2018`s biggest opening for a Bollywood movie on Day 1 in the country.

Bollywood film trade analyst Atul Mohan said that the movie should make Rs 40 crore on its opening day, making it the biggest hit of the year. He had lately stated that the trailers have created the much-needed hype and curiosity amongst the audience and the industry would be expecting nothing less than Rs 25-30 crore on its first day.

Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure, claimed that the audience had a phenomenal reaction after watching the movie and almost all their shows were houseful.

Trade analyst Girish Johar said to the Indian Express that the movie will definitely earn between Rs 27-Rs 30 crore at the box office and continued that because of Ranbir’s young fan base the movie will get the push to be the year’s biggest blockbuster.

The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta also gave her positive review stating, Ranbir to be completely believable as Sanjay Dutt or Sanju, channeling not just his (Dutt’s) distinctive body language and ‘lehja’, but his internal confusion also. Paresh Rawal who was playing the role of Sunil Dutt with perfect restraint and matched Kapoor step for step, even striding ahead in places.

(Also Read: Sanju Movie Review: Hirani Knows “Aap Ko Maza Aata Hai Rone Main”)

Box-office Collection Prediction-

With the positive reviews all around ‘Sanju’, we all can bet that the movie is going to compel the audience to watch the Rajkumar Hirani flick. So, as it earned around Rs 32 crore on its opening day, it will surely make at least 20-25 percent more as compared to its Friday box-office collection, or so can be assumed. It is also possible that the movie might cross the 100-crore mark in its opening weekend.

Right from `Munna Bhai MBBS` to `3 Idiots`, expectations from director Rajkumar Hirani are skyrocketing each time and he makes sure to never disappoint us. This is also a reason why the audience has been eagerly waiting to watch Sanjay Dutt biopic `Sanju` featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead.

(Also Read: Sanju Budget Breakdown and Box Office Predictions)

Ranbir Kapoor is one amongst those actors who has charted a path that has been taken up by very few actors of his generation. The 35-year-old actor never hesitated before experimenting with varied genres and never failed to impress his audience. His last outing Jagga Jasoos didn’t earn much but his performance weaved magic on the silver screen. Now, with this masterpiece, Bollywood buffs like us cannot stop gushing over his makeover as Sanjay Dutt.

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