7 Lessons we learn from the movie Sanju :-
1. Environment creates people – Sanju’s lingo and character shows his upbringing. Although born in a so-called high class society, he for sure didn’t grow up with the elite sophisticated parents. May be their professional preferences didn’t leave them with any time to devote to their offspring. Otherwise there’s no reason why he should be speaking the “tapori” lingo and having no values. Whether in families or in organisations, we should evaluate the quality of environment we have provided before setting out the expectations.
2. Association determines direction – This is very obvious with the two major friends he encounters ,one pushes him into addiction and the other one pulls him out. This is a lesson for us to check our own circle. We may not be mingling with addicts but whomsoever they are, we should ask ourselves – do we want to be like them ? If not ,we should get away from them.
3. Mentoring should start early – When Sunil Dutt starts taking charge of Sanju’s life, it’s already late. The damage has been done. He should have done it at least 20 years earlier. Organisational mentoring and personal mentoring should be the decision of the leadership – who, how and when. It loses it’s value if not started in time.
4. Inspiring is better than helping – If the leader takes on the role of the helper, then people do not learn much. Instead of taking the responsibility of launching his son , if Sunil Dutt had taught him the right work ethics and inspired him to do his own struggle, Sanju might have had a different story. The basic duty of a leader is to inspire and let people grow.
5. Personal goals should not be disguised as organizational goals – Sometimes achieving an organisational goal can fulfill one’s personal goal as well but if we put the personal goal in front, we may not be fulfilling the organisational goal. The main objective of Sunil Dutt was to wipe off the tag of Terrorist ka Baap, and in the process fight for Sanju’s innocence. It may sell for 3 hours but as we step out of the hall, we start wondering what was the truth.
6. Outer success doesn’t ensure inner happiness – Dutt household had every thing that is considered a sign of success. Still all that presided over it was pain, frustration and sorrow. Happiness is a matter of heart and has no relation with material acquisitions. It’s true for families, it’s true for organisations. Teams with strong bonds can survive difficult times and poor bonds result in high attrition.
7. Outer packaging can be misleading – Sanju and Kapasi have totally opposite disposition and both misleading. We may believe Sanju to be more marketable but it’s Kapasi who had the tenacity. While choosing life partners or team members, we need to look beyond the outer presentation. If the inner strengths are good, outer is easily fixable. We should have our priorities right if we do not want to repent later. Read More