Sanjay Dutt is known for his swagger and he has a style even beyond his films and the characters he portrays. He is one of those actors, who has a huge fandom and is paparazzi's favorite too. Once Baba's fan, always Baba's fan. His sense of style, his gait is evergreen, he sets trends with everything he does. Dutt continues top many mimicry artistes' list, you hear 'Aye Mamu' and you know someone is trying to step into Sanju's shoes, just like when one says 'Bhidu' and you know it's Jackie Shroff. The Sanjay Dutt fever never seems to fade and with his fan following and popularity looks like it will never fade.
"A film which gave me a real sense of being an actor is #Rocky. Today marks 37 years of it and when I look back, my heart fills with gratitude for all the love and appreciation I have received over the years," Dutt wrote on the micro-blogging site.
This was Sanjay Dutt's debut film which was directed by his father Sunil Dutt. Revving and swaying his bike singing 'Doston Ko Salaam', this song from Rocky continues to be popular along with 'Aa Dekhe Zara', which has had many reprised versions over the years. The movie also stars Tina Munim opposite Dutt, this was the 10th highest grosser of 1981. The movie was released a few days after Sanju lost his mother Nargis Dutt to cancer and the actor's recent biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor had a scene in which it showed a seat was left vacant beside his father as a tribute to his mother.
'Idhar daud hai, udhar daud hai,
Yeh jina yaro daud hai'
A song from the 90s in Usha Uthup's voice, this one also traced the path of a thief on the run. Daud helmed by Ram Gopal Varma takes many turns and has it's share of twists as well. What turns out to be not a pleasant surprise is when both the leads of the film Dutt and Urmila Matondkar, who have been assuming that have fled with a bounty realize they have a deadly bomb in possession instead. 'Bhavare' is another song that fans associate with this 1997 release.
Vaastav has been one of Dutt's best movies so far, helmed by Mahesh Manjrekar the film shows the dark side of Mumbai and is as realistic as it can be. Sanjay plays the role of Raghu, whose interest lies more in business and less in education. After a flunking in school multiple times, Raghu now has a pav bhaji stall at Chowpatty, and one fateful event turns his life around, he's now a big name in the city. Raghu soon becomes a gangster, this intriguing plot has intrigued many.
This is the film that made both Munna Bhai and Circuit popular among masses, the humor, the dialogues are still relatable and have recall value that is beyond compare. The film helmed by Rajkumar Hirani shows Dutt as a medical student, who is keen on spreading laughter, cheer and shows very little interest in education, yet tops every exam. Now, that's Munna Bhai for you, the film is a laughter riot and most dialogue still manage to linger around. Soon after this film, "Mamu" had replaced dude, that's something!
Bhoomi helmed by Omung Kumar was Sanjay Dutt's comeback of sorts, the film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays his daughter. The movie is based on the father-daughter relationship and has too many twists and turns. The movie tells the story of a father, who to avenge the rape of his daughter knocks the doors of courts and is ultimately turned down. The father-daughter duo then takes the law into their hands and fight the evils of the society. The movie didn't perform at the box office, but Dutt's acting was appreciated by critics.
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