The Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma starred film got a massive response becoming this year’s highest opener at the box office with Rs. 36.54 crore business on the first day of its release on 6th july 2016 leaving Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Fan’ behind.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has proved its supremacy at the box office with the “mind-boggling” business on day one. Adarsh has predicted a “historic” five-day weekend for the film.
In this film Salman Khan has seen in a never seen before middle-aged wrestler avatar Sultan Ali Khan. He has worked really hard to look his part and had undergone rigorous training, including learning various wrestling techniques for the film.
Sultan falls in love with wrestling champion Aarfa, who tells him no ganwaar lacking a goal can win her. Sultan determinedly joins Aarfa’s father’s ‘akhaara’ – the scene where he switches from ‘Barkat bhai’ to ‘uncle’ is fun – and trains so hard, he wins every championship and Aarfa’s heart.
From a small town wrestler in Haryana Sultan achieves global fame wining The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the 2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Istanbul and 2012 London Olympics. After wining the Olympics, he loses his head and in his arrogance, loses Aarfa and more. The only way Sultan can win Aarfa – and his own identity – back is by competing in entrepreneur Akash Oberoi’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament PRO Takedown.
If you want to find out the rest you have to go to the theatres and watch the film relesed on 6th July 2016.
After Bajrangi Bhaijaan this is Salman Khan’s best performance so far. He nicely expressed the character graph of Sultan from a cheery, everyday “loojer” to a determined athlete, an arrogant star, a crushed, depressed, lonely guy. State champion wrestler Aarfa was well played by Anushka Sharma. Both Anant Vidhaat aka Govind and ‘Kai po che’s Omi aka Amit Sadh as Akash did a good job.
Taking Salman Khan as the lead in his film is a success for Director Ali Abbas Zafar. There are total 8 songs in the film among which ‘Baby ko bass pasand he’ and ‘440 volt’ was a hit after relese. It was good to see the film behind the lens of Artur Zurawski.
The Only problem is the length. By cutting off 30 minites from the runtime of nearly three hours Sultan can be a even stronger story.
THE INDIAN EXPRESS: 3/5
“With Sultan, Salman Khan has given his most human performance. He breaks free from the bondage of Bhai-giri and is ably supported by Anushka Sharma.”
THE TIMES OF INDIA: 3.5/5
“Sultan is more a large lassi, not an espresso shot.”
HINDUSTHAN TIMES: 3/5
“Sultan has all the right ingredients of a ‘masala’ potboiler, and whistling and sobbing are likely to go hand-in-hand here. Don’t go looking for a twist ending, though. We all know what to expect from such a film, but it’s still a lot of fun to see the underdog win.”
Salman Khan as Sultan
Anushka Sharma as Aarfa
Anant Vidhat as Govind, Sultan’s friend
Amit Sadh as Akash, the PRO Takedown host
Randeep Hooda as Fateh Singh, Sultan’s PRO Takedown coach
Marko Zaror as Marcus
Tyron Woodley as Tyron
Director and writter: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer: Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films
Editing: Rameswar S. Bhagat
Cinematographer: Artur Zurawski
Duratin: 2 hours 48 minutes
Genre: Sports drama
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