Teaser: Sanju – Ranbir Kapoor
Many of you are eager to know what others here thought of the teaser of ‘Sanju’, which just released yesterday. We were meant to share this post yesterday, but then there was a pet food sales going on today so we had to complete work to take the day off today just to buy pet food at a really cheap price. So, we did take a look at the teaser when it released and our first reaction was:
Then, we watched it again in case we were overacting the first time.
Nope, it still makes us think the same way. See, it’s not because of the way Ranbir Kapoor has acted in the teaser, it’s the way they created this teaser. Many of RK’s fans will tell you that it’s just a teaser and the trailer is going to be much better. Also, bear in mind that this movie is directed by Rajkumar Hirani so you all know how happy-go-lucky it can end up looking.
By the looks of it, it seems that this movie should have been produced by Disney. This should have been ‘Jagga Jasoos! Ok, enough ranting. The problem we had with the teaser is that they are making Sanjay Dutt’s life look like a fun ride. Everything that happened to him looks like it’s something fun. They are more or less making these incidents look light. Let’s hope the movie is much more serious than the teaser because Sanju’s life is not comical, it’s nothing to laugh about. Also, he is not a man that lived many lives. He is a man, who went through many experiences in his life. Most of which were the results of his own doings. He was a rich kid, who travelled the wrong road to reach where he is today.
The scene in the teaser where he’s talking about doing so much drugs that his lungs gave up on him. That scene is so disturbing because Sanju was a hardcore addict. It was not easy for him, but it was the hardest thing for his family to deal with. His father was on that Simi Garewal show and he got very emotionally because he had to deal with the passing of his wife, whom he loved dearly and then to deal with his only son getting lost in drugs. Sanju too was on the show a few years later with his sister and both got very emotional talking about that time in his life. Doing drugs is not something that should be depicted as fun. You think Sanjay Dutt is going to look back at that chapter of his life with his kids and laugh about it?
We are thinking that there’s a huge chance that this movie will be from Sanju’s perspective of life. As in, Sanju being the kind man that they all know him for. This is how he will be depicted in the film. It will be a light film with some sad moments and more happy ones. Pretty much like all of Rajkumar Hirani’s films.
As far as Ranbir’s portrayal of Sanjay goes in the teaser goes, we don’t think that Sanjay was a 100% like that. See, the problem is that there are already so many good impersonations of Sanjay Dutt so this one too ends up looking like an impersonation. It was a mistake to cast RK as Sanju. He himself has a big baggage to carry and he was made to carry that together with someone else’s baggage. If they picked someone, who was new and not a seen face, it would have been better. But now, expectations are really high. We should mention how it’s quite visible that RK is wearing paddings in some scenes to make his shoulders look broader like Sanju’s shoulders are.
By the way, this is a really good impersonation done by one of Sanju’s biggest fans:
And this is one of the funniest but best songs of Sanjay Dutt, saw this when we were kids and his whole look and dance just mesmerised us. Like how can someone dance this bad? You are making Urmila Matondkar look bad!
You know what? We have always seen Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt the same way. Both have respectful parents, who weren’t involved in any shady stuffs. They both looked like they didn’t belong in Bollywood and were just there because their parents were actors. They didn’t seem to click for the longest time. And then, both of them finally got recognised in their much older years compared to other actors. They started out young in Bollywood, but still despite their looking-like-their-mother looks, they got films to work on. Most of these films weren’t successful. Today, both are at the same stage of their careers where nothing is working for them and they have to start thinking of reducing their price and taking on supporting roles. Also, the poster above looks like it’s photoshopped. We are trying to see whether the hands and arms look manly, like Sanju’s. RK has very delicate looking hands with furry arms.
Anyways, while searching for old videos of Sanjay Dutt, we found this one:
Did they make this comical in the film with Johny Lever acting as Chhota Shakeel?
Let’s just wait and see whether the trailer has the missing spark or is just a continuation of this bland teaser. And now, the floor is all yours. What do you think?