FILM TITLE: SANJU
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 D V
DISTRIBUTOR: NOLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: RAJKUMAR HIRANI
MAIN CAST: RANBIR KAPOOR, PORESH RAWAL
LANGUAGE: Infrequent, low impact (Used in a comedic manner and not used to be demeaning to other characters)
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Farily frequent, moderate impact. ( No graphical scenes and contains minimal blood-letting, there is also emotional violence).
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: The film carries complex and mature themes, based on true events interrogating issues of drug addiction, terrorism, family, suicide, friendship, marriage, death, rehabilitation, deceit, betrayal, hallucinations, lies, gangsterism, family relations, anger, father-son relationship, depression. loneliness, death, seeking justice, fear, chronic illness, sacrifice, and forgiveness. The themes are comedic but they carry a sense of threat and menace which could potentially lead to the arousal of fear to the younger viewers. The themes also carry emotional undertones which younger viewers might not have the ability to comprehend. The overall theme of drug addiction and substance abuse is mitigated by a very strong and clear anti-substance abuse message as we see the main character seeking professional help by going to a rehab centre, however, such themes could potentially cause moral harm to viewers who might still be cognitively immature to comprehend them, especially in ways that they have been presented. There could be a slight confusion to the younger viewers as the main character's father is seen encouraging his son to drink Vodka right after he comes out of rehab and scenes of suicide which could also send a misleading message to younger viewers as they might think that the easy way out of life's adversities is committing suicide or resorting to substance abuse. Therefore, despite the positive outcomes and very strong anti-substance abuse messages carried in the film, viewers younger than the age of 16 might be harmed as they are still cognitively immature to comprehend them. The biographical context is taken into consideration as one would argue that this could be used as a something that younger viewers could learn from, however, viewers younger than 16 are still cognitively immature to comprehend such scenes.