Sultan is a story of Sultan Ali Khan – a local wrestling champion with the world at his feet as he dreams of representing India at the Olympics. It’s a story of Aarfa – a feisty young girl from the same small town as Sultan with her own set of dreams. When the 2 local wrestling legends lock horns, romance blossoms and their dreams and aspirations become intertwined and aligned. However, the path to glory is a rocky one and one must fall several times before one stands victorious – More often than not, this journey can take a lifetime. Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestlers journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds staked up against him. But when he has nothing to lose and everything to gain in this fight for his life match… Sultan must literally fight for his life. Sultan believes he’s got what it takes… but this time, it’s gona take everything he’s got. “Wrestling is not a sport it’s about fighting what lies within”….. SULTAN
The comic scene involving “Shit guy” is funny. Some scenes are good like Sultan’s wrestling scenes in the first half. The scene where Sultan proves that he can still fight is very good. The training montage scenes are good. The best scene of the movie is the scene where he looks at himself in the mirror and then wears his shirt back while crying.
The whole plot of Aarfa being mad at Sultan for their son’s loss is ridiculous and forced. Sultan becoming arrogant doesn’t add anything to the plot and feels forced too. Aarfa’s character starts off as a woman who wants to wrestle at Olympics and win a medal but then her character gets completely sidelined in the second half. She is shown teaching wrestling instead of trying to win that medal at Olympics. The second half of the movie reminds of the movie Brothers as there was a similar fighting league plot and even Salman’s character of underdog feels similar to Akshay’s character in the movie.
The songs Jag Ghoomeya is the best song of the movie and is nicely picturized. The songs Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai, 440 Volt and Sultan title song are good too.
Salman Khan is very good as Sultan. Its nice to see him play an underdog – a down and out wrestler. Anushka Sharma is good as Aarfa but is sidelined later on. Kumud Mishra is very good as Aarfa’s father. Amit Sadh is in a useless role. Randeep Hooda is ok in a small role as coach.
Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction is good in the first half of the movie. The first half of the movie is entertaining but the second half is bad and tedious. The movie also feels cliched with some corny and cheesy scenes. The movie is way too long and it should have been at least 30 minutes short. Overall its an average movie with a very good performance from Salman.Tags: Ali Abbas Zafar Anushka Sharma Member Reviews Reviews Salman Khan Sultan