Sultan rises high, falls, loves, falls again but never gives up. He fights to resurrect his life that dangles between love and passion. Sultan is an extravagant saga of a man’s fight against what lies within. However, emotionally clinging the tale is, Sultan is not flawless. Sultan is lengthy. But Sultan has a mix of everything you desire in the form of entertainment. Sultan has all of it loaded a bit more than you expect. Sultan is that never ending gourmet meal that you cannot resist. You might be exhausted by the end of it but you are pleased nevertheless and you will even wanna return without any doubt for the wholesome experience. Here is the complete Sultan Review.
Sultan is filled with flaws but the characters, powerful performances, the music and the star presence of India’s top personality makes you forget it all. We go with 4 out of 5 for this incredible sports-drama.
Sultan Review : Salman Khan And Anushka Sharma Pack The Right Punch
The movie that fans, exhibitors, distributors and entertainment seekers were desperately waiting for is finally her. As expected, Sultan has all the ingredients of a blockbuster and what you leave with after the movie is way beyond the expectations with which you enter the theatre. In Sultan, you do not have the Bhai impressing his fans with his usual, whistle-worthy antics. Salman Khan here drapes the role of Sultan earnestly and clings on to it till the end.
Sultan is a story of an aimless but sincere, Sultan Ali Khan, who falls in love with a feminist wrestler, Aarfa. In order to awe her, he takes up wrestling and ends up excelling and winning gold after gold, of course after going through a lot of heavy-duty training. Sultan does succeed in fulfilling his endeavor and gets the girl. But success affects the man way too easily and what takes place next is a disaster due to which Sultan is forced to leave wrestling. Sultan breaks only to rise for the same reason he had fallen. Sultan is a tale of emotions with right dose of comic timing from the lead actor, spiced up by over the top, well choreographed, entertaining action sequences in the ring and on the sand.
Sultan does belong to Salman Khan in every way. It is centered around him and after a certain point, Anushka Sharma is left behind. Salman Khan as Sultan excels in sequences where that extra effort is most needed out of him and his Haryanvi accent is convincing in most of the parts. This is Salman Khan’s knockout performance. He does not play it safe this time and lets the director do his job. Ali Abbas Zafar has done a job that will get him right into the league of top Bollywood directors. Salman’s outrageously overpowering stardom is tamed by Ali Abbas Zafar in a never before seen manner and he leads the movie on the path of a well designed screenplay.
Scenes that have Salman Khan shirtless and ummmm pantless, will be the ones where the audience is gonna go ga-ga. But then, this is Salman Khan we are talking about. His very presence on the screen is incredible and calls for deafening cheers. Ali Abbas Zafar has intelligently maintained the pace of the movie with such exquisite scenes appearing quiet a few times. The scene where Salman Khan fights with his inner demons, before the mirror, is more than enough to make you understand that this superstar is an actor too. Salman Khan fights like a pro and you feel for him because this pro is not invincible like in his other flicks.
Anushka Sharma as Aarfa plays a wrestler’s daughter, who wants to be a wrestler herself in order to fill the need for a son that her father always complained of. Anushka Sharma does a splendid job and keeps the emotional quotient of the movie alive, throughout. She grows distant from Sultan after the tragedy but stays close by. Aarfa fights the same human emotions that Sultan does and their love story catches the interest of the entire nation. Anushka Sharma’s performance is top-notch and nowhere do you feel her falling low in front of Mr. Khan’s persona.
The other actors of the movie too have managed to stay true to their role. Amit Sadh plays the role of Akash Oberoi, an entrepreneur in a dire need to find an Indian wrestler, who can save the pro wrestling event in the country. Amit Sadh plays his part with conviction and you enjoy watching his journey with Sultan grow from that of a businessman to a brother. Randeep Hooda as Sultan’s trainer has done a fine job and he once again grabs up to the opportunity in his hands to display the acting talent that he possesses, in the minimum screen time he has. Kumud Mishra as Aarfa’s father convincingly plays the role of a wrestling trainer, who himself owns an academy sort of training ground. But the greatest find from the movie will be Anant Sharma, who plays Gobind, Sultan’s best buddy. Gobind’s comic timing and Haryanvi is something you should look up to.
Sultan’s music is simply superb. While most of the songs are used to take the movie forward, the first half looks packed with songs and disturbs the movie a bit. Apart from the chartbuster music, the background score is simply adrenaline pumping and fits the scenes perfectly.
Overall, Sultan is well packaged masala entertainer where Salman Khan portrays a character more than himself. Salman Khan’s performance is effective and you bond with the character played by him and the others. The movie is predictable and peppered with clichés that exist in every sports movie. However, the action here looks fabulously real and dangerously brutal. Salman Khan absolutely floors you with his characterization of a desi wrestler and then a MMA fighter.
Sultan is filled with flaws but the characters, powerful performances, the music and the star presence of India’s top personality makes you forget it all.
We go with 4 out of 5 for this incredible sports-drama.