Eid is here and the industry’s biggest release too. Bollywood Bhaijaan Salman Khan’s much awaited film Sultan has released worldwide today. Sallu bhai’s infamous statements, aggressive attitude, media – nothing has stopped the storm. Salman is reprising the role of real-life wrestling champion Sultan Ali and Anushka also plays a wrester role in the film. It is the very first time when we will are seeing these two actors working together.
Ali Abbas Zafar is the director and Aditya Chopra has produced the sports drama entertainer under the Yashraj Films banner. Sultan narrates the story of Sultan Ali – world class wrestling champion his journey and the ups and downs he faces.
The film begins with Akash Oberoi (Amit Sadh) who is in search of a reputed wrestler who can save his sinking sports based business. Aakash’s father suggests him to go meet Sultan Ali (Salman Khan) – an yesteryear world champion wrestler. Aakash meets Sultan and starts persuading him to take the challenge again. Sultan inspires him big time and creates curiosity to know the real story of Sultan Ali.
The story takes back to Sultan becoming a wrestler after being head over heels with Aarfa (Anushka Sharma) who herself is a wrestler and daughter of a renowned wrestling coach. They take their relationship to the next level and get married.
Sultan’s passion for wrestling also deepens and he becomes one of the biggest wrestler of the world. Some sudden events in his personal life brings a fall in his rising career and gloominess too. Now at present Aakash’s new prospect brings hope in Sultan to fight back and reach the winning point again in his life.
Sultan’s story has the pace and engaging screenplay right from the beginning. Salman’s intro, the wrestling scenes and intensity and emotional baggage he carries are portrayed well. At the same time some of the emotional scenes slows down the pace and make it lengthy.
Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma are the clear winners. The effort, hard work and honesty in their performances is evident on the big screen. Salman’s body language, attire and the Haryanvi accent is impressive. Anushka as Aaarfa – the fearless wrestler with power packed mannerism is one of the finest performances in her career.
The music of the film is also a plus factor to Sultan. ‘Baby ko Bass Pasand Hain’. ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ , 440 Volt are already topping the charts.
Overall, Sultan is a perfect Eid gift to all the fans of Salman Khan! There is action, romance, music, humor and of course the one who cannot be ignored – Sallu bhai!