I saw the movie yesterday. I feel Ranbir's acting has been overhyped. It was more of imitating the mannerisms of Sanjay Dutt than getting into the skin of the character which represents him. I was not too impressed either by Paresh Rawal in the role of the father. The actor who stood out is Vicky Kaushal and even Manisha Koirala and Sonam Kapoor in their minor roles made a good impression.
Blaming the media for being the root cause of everything is a bit much & then rubbing in this aspect with that absurd song at the end when the credits roll, was going over the top. Keeping that aside, though, this film is not just a biopic and should not be seen for that reason alone. It should be seen for its excellent portrayal of friends and close friendships. There is the friend who pulls him into taking up bad habits & vices. There is the one friend who does not turn his back but helps him each time when he is needed, is forgiving and who realizes his mistake too and & is, in turn, forgiven. Everyone should have at least that one friend like "Kamli", to be there when it matters the most, to be understanding & forgiving.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)