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Sanjay Dutt Movies

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Reshma Aur Shera (1971; short appearance)

Vidhaata (1982)

Johny I Love You (1982)

Main Awara Hoon (1983)

Bekaraar (1983)

Mera Faisla (1984)

Zameen Aasman (1984)

Jaan Ki Baazi (1985)

Do Dilon Ki Dastaan (1985)

Mera Haque (1986)

Jeeva (1986)

Naam (1986)

Naam O Nishan (1987)

Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987)

Imaandaar (1987)

Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988)

Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988)

Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988)

Mardon Wali Baat (1988)

Kabzaa (1988)

Taaqatwar (1989)

Mohabbat Ka Paigham (1989)

Kanoon Apna Apna (1989)

Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)

Hathyar (1989)

Do Qaidi (1989)

Ilaaka (1989)

Zahreelay (1990)

Tejaa (1990)

Khatarnaak (1990)

Jeene Do (1990)

Kroadh (1990)

Thanedaar (1990)

Yodha (1991)

Qurbani Rang Layegi (1991)

Sadak (1991)

Fateh (1991)

Khoon Ka Karz (1991)

Do Matwale (1991)

Saajan (1991)

Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992)

Adharm (1992)

Sahebzaade (1992)

Sarphira (1992)

Yalgaar (1992)

Sahibaan (1993)

KhalNayak (1993)

Kshatriya (1993)

Gumrah (1993)

Meri Aan (1993; special appearance as himself)

Zamane Se Kya Darna (1994)

Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se (1994)

Aatish (1994)

Amaanat (1994)

Jai Vikraanta (1995)

Andolan (1995)

Namak (1996)

Vijeta (1996)

Sanam (1997)

Mahaanta (1997)

Daud (1997)

Dushman (1998)

Achanak (1998; special appearance as himself)

Daag – The Fire (1999)

Kartoos (1999)

Safari (1999)

Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)

Vaastav (1999)

Khoobsurat (1999)

Khauff (2000)

Baaghi (2000)

Chal Mere Bhai (2000)

Jung (2000)

Mission Kashmir (2000)

Kurukshetra (2000)

Raju Chacha (2000; special appearance)

Nidaan (2000; special appearance as himself)

Jodi No. 1 (2001)

Pitaah (2002)

Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002)

Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002; special appearance)

Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002)

Hathyar (2002)

Annarth (2002)

Kaante (2002)

Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003)

LOC Kargil (2003)

Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Plan (2004)

Rudraksh (2004)

Deewaar (2004)

Rakht (2004)

Musafir (2004)

Shabd (2005)

Tango Charlie (2005; special appearance)

Parineeta (2005)

Dus (2005)

Viruddh (2005)

Shaadi No.1 (2005)

Ek Ajnabee (2005; end credits clip)

Zinda (2005)

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)

Tathastu (2006)

Taxi No. 9211 (2006; narrator)

Anthony Kaun Hai? (2006)

Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006)

Eklavya (2007)

Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007)

Sarhad Paar (2007)

Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007)

Dhamaal (2007)

Om Shanti Om (2007; guest appearance as himself; preview)

Dus Kahaniyaan (2007; preview)


(Though I love Indian film music very much, the main factor in films for me is the story and the way it's told. So that's the reason why the music is not very present in my reviews - often without deserving it, as I have to admit.)



Sanjay Dutt: "Here are a few of my favourite movies"


Rocky - Naam - Hathyar (1989) - Saajan - Sadak - KhalNayak - Vaastav - Kaante - Munnabhai MBBS

(as quoted in Filmfare 10/2005; today he'd surely add Lage Raho Munnabhai, too.)




Sanjay Dutt in Deewaar


Unfinished and shelved film projects with Sanjay Dutt


Many film plans with Sanjay were never made - in most cases due to date problems. I collected some of these projects but of course, this list can never claim to be a complete one.


Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo: According to Filmfare 12/2003, Nitin Manmohan, Sohail Maklai and Mani Shankar were planning this film with nine male leads which were to be played among others by Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Suniel Shetty.


Biwi I Love You / Meri Biwi Ko Salaam: In 2000, Sanjay mentioned in several interviews film projects with two different titles starring him and Karisma Kapoor, so it is possible that both meant the same Satish Kaushik project which obviously never became more than a plan.


Chakra: This was Sanjay’s second attempt as producer, together with his brother-in-law Kumar Gaurav who also was to direct the film. Sushmita Sen was announced to play the female lead, and the role of the villain should go to Sanjay’s cousin, TV actor Nimai Bali for whom Chakra should become the debut on the silver screen. But in 1999, Sanjay stated that "the film did get started but we felt something was missing. Nothing was falling into place... so we shelved the project" (Filmfare 8/1999).


Choodiyan: With Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, announced in the early 1990’s.


Dost - My Best Friend: In 2004, Sanjay’s ex-secretary-turned-producer Pankej Kharbanda launched this film with a script by Veena Bakshi who also was to direct. It was the story of a six-year-old girl who gets separated from her parents in India and lands up in Romania (supposedly abducted) where she meets Sanjay who helps her returning to her parents. The first scenes shot in Romania obviously didn’t satisfy Kharbanda. I have no idea about this project’s further proceedings.


Dus: Until his unexpected death in 1997, director Mukul S Anand worked for this action movie which had raised great expectations to become his opus magnum. It featured Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Vinod Khanna and Rahul Dev. Sanjay was to play Captain Raja Sethi who works for an anti-terror unit and chases an Afghan terrorist (Raveena in her first negative role) but gets caught and tortured while his partner (Salman), accompanied by a journalist (Shilpa), tries to save him. About 40% of the scenes had been shot when Anand, shortly after returning from a schedule in Utah, USA, suddenly passed away. His partner in production Nitin Manmohan tried at first to complete the film with an other director (in an interview from 1998, Sanjay mentioned Ramesh Sippy), but in the end only the film soundtrack was released in 1999 as „Dus – Tribute to Mukul S Anand“, with Mukul’s widow Anita stating that Dus was Mukul’s baby from the very beginning and the end result was to remain an "unfulfilled dream".


Ek - The One: In an interview from 2003, Sanjay mentioned this Ram Gopal Varma project for Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and him. The story was based on three men, an ISI (Pakistani Secret Services) agent, a RAW (Indian Secret Services) officer and a CIA (American Secret Services) man, who despite their cultural and ideological differences, work together to save Mumbai from a nuclear threat. Sanjay was to play the RAW officer. Ek was hyped to become India's grandest and most expensive film ever, it was to be shot in India and the USA (with a Hollywood Crew). Perhaps the project was too expensive or too ambitious - whatever...


Ek Ajeeb Prem Kahani: Producer Jhannu Sugandh and director Mahesh Manjrekar wanted to make this bi-lingual film telling the unconventional love story about two blind people (Sanjay Dutt and Kareena Kapoor). Both Sanjay and Kareena mentioned the project in several interviews in 2000 and in 2001. Unfortunately, the project was cancelled later.


Happy New Year: Farah Khan's multistarrer was to provide a role for Sanjay, too. But right now, the project is shelved in favour for Om Shanti Om (2007).


Indradhanush: Producer Salim signed Sanjay for this film but in the early 1990’s, Sanjay walked out of the project, the reasons being contradictory as the withdrawal obviously didn’t happen amicably. The project was cancelled thereafter.


Jaan Ki Baazi: In 2003, Noorani Film Corp launched this Shakeel Noorani film with Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Danny Denzongpa and Ashish Vidyarthi. After that, the movie’s track got lost – at least for me.


Jungle: This was to be Sanjay’s debut film as producer, directed by Rahul Rawail and with Lisa Ray in the female lead. But the project didn’t promise to fulfill Sanjay’s expectations so in 1991, he cancelled it.


Just Punjabi: Announced in 2003 by producer Bunty Walia, to be directed by Apurva Lakhia, with Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Lara Dutta - but never made. Rumours say that Walia in 2007 made up his mind to revive this project, again with Sanjay.


Khaleefe: A Sanjay Gupta film with Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan, mentioned in Stardust 10/1997.


Mehbooba: In 1999, Afzal Khan started shooting for this film with Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Manisha Koirala. There are reports of a dare-devil stunt scene Sanjay shot, jumping from a jeep over a train in full speed. This was also the last sign of life I got from this film – until in mid-2007 Mehbooba suddenly was announced to get released in the end of 2007. Frankly said: I want to see it before I believe it. On the other hand, on September 1, 2007 it was announced that Eros International acquired the distribution rights for Mehbooba... my hopes are rising...


Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse: Three question marks. Rishi Talwar’s film with Sanjay Dutt, Chandrachur Singh and Shamita Shetty is sort of an enigma. It was to be released in 2005, there were posters in the magazines and short previews on DVDs. But I never read a review about this film, and it was never released on DVD. Was the film released at all? Some filmographies in the net say so – but honestly said: I doubt it. Anyway, I hope to get to know one fine day about what happened to this film.

(BTW, you can see a part of the title song clip - with Sanjay - on the Spark DVD Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya under "Forthcoming".)


Mushkil: With Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, announced in the early 1990’s.


Nayak: A Ram Gopal Varma film with Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar. About 35% of the scenes had been shot when Sanjay’s arrest in 1993 stopped the production. After his release in 1995, Nayak was expected to become Sanjay’s comeback film. But then Varma shelved the project and started a new one with Sanjay and Urmila. Allegedly Sanjay after his release was unhappy with the story of Nayak as he was to play an underworld don fighting a politician (Naseeruddin Shah) who very much resembled Bal Thackeray whom Sanjay respects immensely.


Rajniti: In 2004, Prakash Jha planed this film for five male leads and one female lead, and he was said to have got agreements from Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Rampal and Ajay Devgan. But obviously, the project remained a plan.


Ranveer: In the Filmfare 12/2003, Sanjay mentioned this AB Corp. production of Rajkumar Santoshi with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan in which he, being a close friend to both of the Bachchans, had agreed to do a supporting role. Butt he film was never made.


Tere Pyaar Ki Kasam: In 2003, Mahesh Manjrekar’s mystery film with Sanjay Dutt, Mahima Chaudhary, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Zayed Khan, Om Puri, Shamita Shetty and Suniel Shetty was announced but left incomplete.


Vande Mataram: In 2003, Sanjay mentioned in several interviews a Mani Shankar film called Vande Mataram he wanted to produce together with Nitin Manmohan, Ajay Devgan and Suniel Shetty. For this purpose, the four of them even formed the Actors Association "Foursome Productions". But in March 2004 Manmohan declared the project to be shelved as, in the producers’ opinion, a movie about the Bangladesh war of 1971 wasn’t appropriate in times of peace talks between India and Pakistan.


Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai: With Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, announced in the early 1990’s.


Zameen: In 1987, Suresh Malhotra launched this production, directed by Ramesh Sippy, with Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Vinod Khanna, Rajnikant and Sanjay Dutt. But soon date hassles delayed the project, and Suresh Malhotra concentrated more on his Time Machine project while Zameen was put into the backwater and, after Sanjay’s re-arrest in 1994, obviously was cancelled completely.


Untitled Plans: In 1991, Sunil Dutt thought about doing a movie together with his son Sanjay about drug abuse (what a pity that they never did it). In 1997 Sohail Khan planed a film (possibly Kainath?) in which Sanjay was to play a thoroughly negative role, but the project was shelved in favour of Hello Brother. Two other projects mentioned 1997 in magazines were a Ramesh Taurani film with Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai where Sanjay should take up a role originally designed for Sanjay Kapoor, and a Forrest Gump remake planed by Kundan Shah.



 

Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt in the unfinished movie Dus (1997)



Films considered to be made with Sanjay Dutt but finally made without him


Some film projects with Sanjay Dutt, as shown, were never made or finished. Some, on the other hand, were finally shot but without him. Also here I collected a few of them but again, this list doesn’t claim to be complete...


23rd March 1931: Shaheed / The Legend of Bhagat Singh: In 2002, two films dealt with the life of Bhagat Singh, and in both Sanjay had been offered to do a guest appearance. As he was befriended with the makers of both films (Dharmendra and Sunny Deol here, Ajay Devgan there), he chose the most diplomatic solution and said "no, thanks" to both offers.


Bluffmaster: Sanjay was to play Roy, and Abhishek Bachchan was to play Dittu. But when Karan Johar shifted his KANK schedule in New York from May to September 2005, Rohan Sippy was forced to either wait a whole year for the Bluffmaster shooting or to start at once. The only one being able to give dates on short notice was Abhishek while Sanjay and Aishwarya (who was to do Priyanka’s role) weren’t free. So both had to withdraw from the project, but obviously they did it sympathetically as Sippy expressed his "very special thanks" to them in the credits.


Hello Brother: This is to be read with a big question mark. Rumours say that Sanjay was to be in this film but could not do it because of date problems. Sohail Khan, however, stated in 7/1999 that the role was to be played by Arbaaz from the very beginning and that he was very embarrassed when Sanjay phoned him asking about the rumours of him being in Hello Brother... So probably this was really just a rumour. Let’s take it as a such one.


Hera Pheri: Originally named Raftaar, this film resulted from Varma's Nayak project which, in 1996, had been re-written (based on the movie Speed). Director Priyadarshan was to work with Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar in this Feroz Nadiadwala production (Steven Seagal was guest of honour at the mahurat). But as Sanjay still had to spend all days at court it was difficult for him to give the required dates, and in 1998, not wanting to cause further delay, he walked out of the project. Priyan asked Suniel Shetty to play Sanjay’s role, and as Karisma Kapoor protested against Suniel’s casting, Feroz Nadiadwala replaced her by Tabu. In 2000 the film, in the meantime named Hera Pheri, was released.


Khuda Gawah: The first scenes of this film with Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan were already shot when Sanjay walked out. I have no idea why. His role (which obviously was just a small one) was then played by South Indian actor Nagarjuna.


Prem Granth: Sanjay was to play the role of Soman but, because of his hassles with the FMC, didn’t manage to give the required dates. When he finally did, Madhuri could not give matching dates. To avoid further delay of Rajiv Kapoor’s project, the Kapoors and Sanjay agreed that the film would be made without him but with Rajiv’s brother Rishi in Sanjay’s role.


Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya: In Filmfare 6/1998, Salman Khan stated that he and Sohail offered the role of Vishal to Sanjay, but he was doubtful about the role and finally rejected it. It was then played by the third Khan brother, Arbaaz.


Rangeela: I once read in an essay about Sanjay’s arrest in 1993 that he was planed to be in this film. Unfortunately, I never found further information so I don’t even know whether this rumour is true.


Trimurti: Sanjay was to play Anand, and Mukul Anand had even started shooting with him (I would love to see these scenes!) when Sanjay’s re-arrest on July 4, 1994 stopped the project. It is said that Sanjay sent a written agreement from prison to producer Subhash Ghai to make Trimurti without him. So Ghai did it and casted Anil Kapoor for Sanjay’s role (much to Aditya Pancholi’s displeasure who allegedly even made threatening phone calls to Anil.)


Zordaar: In 1988, Sanjay walked out of this project of Ajay Kashyap with Govinda, Mandakini and Neelam due to date hassles (and was therefore furiously attacked by music director Anu Malik for abandoning the crew). Zordaar was then made without him, but it took the film until 1996 to finally be released.



"Passive Appearances" in other movies


Krantiveer (1994): Atul (Atul Agnihotri) has a Sanjay poster in his room.


Lajja (2001): In Janki's (Madhuri Dixit) room there is a movie poster of Sadak.


Chalte Chalte (2003): In the clip "Gumshudaa" Raj (Shahrukh Khan) and his friends imitate the entry of the six Kaante heroes in front of a large Kaante advertising panel.


Home Delivery (2005): In the background you hear frequently a sequence from a song which Sanjay sung for the film soundtrack ("Maya").


Rang De Basanti (2006): In one scene a movie poster of Munnabhai MBBS is to be seen.


Golmaal (2006): On TV a sequence from Vaastav is shown.


Yatra (2007): In 2005 Sanjay did an advertising spot for Elegant iron bars which is to be seen in this movie.


The Namesake (2007): Sanjay is to be seen on two different ad posters at the Kolkata station.



The "Hair-Style Factor"


In the end of 1988 Sanju decided to say good-bye to his old hair-style à la Paul McCartney which mostly made him look too nice and harmless for the tough image he developed at that time. So he started experimenting with different hair-styles and growing his hair until he got a long mane which – I cannot help but admit it – made him look simply gorgeous. There was just the problem that in those times it was usual that stars made many movies at the same time so the shooting of one movie could well take serveral years. As Sanju was continuously working in many projects and, adding to that, had to make a long break after his lung collapse in 1987 which delayed some of his films even more, his hair-style and hair-length changes permanently within his movies after 1989 (so you can even conclude which scenes from which movies were shot at the same time). But who cares if the hair-style changes even several times within a single scene as long as Sanju with his long mane is looking so mindblowing attractive!



Sanjay Dutt in Saajan


The same game continued in the years 1996 to 2000. After his release from jail Sanju got his hair cut short but only to immediately starting with his hair experiments again. Unfortunately in some movies like Kartoos, Safari and Khauff Sanju is to be seen in a few scenes with a very unbecoming hair-style – pony toddles, over the ears half long and in the neck long toddly hair extension (yes, I bet it was artificial) – sorry, Sanju, you know I love you, but this one looked terrible. Fortunately, he obviously realised soon that he should not appear in fornt of a camera like that... In 1998 Sanju said good-bye to his long mane once and forever (in Dushman he was, even if just in two scenes, to be seen with short hair again for the first time since the early nineties). But as even then film shootings could take several years there was again a space until 2000 to show Sanju with changing hair-styles in his movies (a very good example is Khauff).


So don’t wonder if you watch a Sanju movie where his hair-length alters from scene to scene. Just accept it and say, Tathastu - So be it

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