Sanjay Dutt – the rebel actor of bollywood.
Sanjay Dutt, the song of Nargis and Sunil Dutt, is one of the rebel stars of bollywood, who did not stick to any conventional style but proved himself in anti-establishment roles. Initially he acted in teenage love-stories like Rocky and gave a decent performance in the film Naam. But he attracted the attention of viewers with his performance in the film Saajan, opposite Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan.
He played the role of a handicapped poet in the film and loved his friend and had affair with Madhuri. He asked Salman to pretend as the poet and impress Madhuri, as he did not want to waste her life. At the end the truth was revealed. The film had good music with songs like “mera dil bhi kitan pagal hai”, “tu shayar hai”, etc., composed by Nadeem Shravan and that contributed to the success of the film.
In many action films like Andolan, Aatish, Vijeta, he broke the convention of traditional stars and succeeded in creating an aggressive image. He also acted in anegative characted in Shubhash Ghai’s Khalnayak. He was sublime in the film Vaastav, where he hsowed the manner in which the society compels innocent individuals in Mumbai to get involved in underworld activities. He was an innocent character who put up stalls on the road to earn his livelihood, and oppression by the lawbreakers compelled him to be a lawbreaker and ended up being an underworld don. He received filmfare award for the superlative performance and the use of tapori language which was required in the film.
He got a new life with his performance in the film Munnabhai MBBS, and Lage Raho Munnabhai. He played the role of a underworld don, but used his muscle-power for good cause. He wanted to become a doctor in Munnabhai MBBS, and tried to cure the patients with love, affection, hopes. In Lage Raho Munnabhai, he tried to use Gandhiji’s principle of non-violence and the recourse of truth to transform wrongdoers. He helped Vidya Balan to run an old age home and fought for their cause when they were evicted from their home due to pressure created by big promoters. The film had good music including songs like “pal pal”, “lage raho munnabhai”, etc. These days, people know Sanjay Dutt more with his new image of munnabhai. He acted in a number of comedy films with Govinda including Ek aur ek gyarah. He went to prison a number of times, but that did not affect his acting skills. The audience expects even superior performance in future.
By: CR Chatterji