Salman’s Gift for EID – Sultan 2016: Movie Review

Sultan 2016 movie review

This year also he gave a wonderful gift to his fans on EID. Yes, I’m talking about everyone’s favorite star the Salman Khan who brought his latest blockbuster Sultan as a gift for his crazy fans. Like every year he kept his promise for EID.

Sultan released on around 4500 screens in India itself. It is a sports drama film and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar under Yash Raj Films banner and produced by Aditya Chopra. The story revolves around the wrestler based in Haryana and his achievements and struggles.

Sultan – Story Plot

Aakash Oberoi (actor Amit Sadh), is an entrepreneur and seems to face failure in his idea of the contest of Mixed Martial Arts in India. Then his father suggests him to hire a local wrestler and there comes in the Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan). Sultan is a former fighter and has faced many ups and downs in his life.

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The film then goes into the flashback where the Sultan is an energetic young wrestler. Then he meets Anushka Sharma, Aarfa in the movie which is also a wrestler and aspires to win the gold in Olympic and finally Sultan falls for her.

The real life achievements of Sultan is commendable he bagged some rewards, he won at 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, then in 2011 won FILA Wrestling World Championship in Istanbul and then in 2012 London Olympics.

The movie Sultan is completely based on the life of a wrestler how he fights difficult championships as well as hard times for his life. In winning something in his life, he will have to lose a lot this time. This romantic thriller is a must watch for Salman’s credible performance and Anushka’s charm and fierce as a young women wrestler.

Star Cast

  • Salman Khan (Sultan Ali Khan)
  • Anushka Sharma (Aarfa)
  • Anant Vidhaat (Sharma) ( Govind, Sultan’s friend)
  • Meiyang Chang (PRO Take-down host)
  • Randeep Hooda (Sultan’s coach)
  • Amit Sadh (Aakash, PRO Takedown founder, and Sultan’s presenter)
  • Tyron Woodley (Tyron (Himself) (wrestler))
  • Marko Zaror ( Marcus, the finalist wrestler)

Critic Reviews and Box-office Collection

 The day One collection of Sultan was Rs 37-38 crore approx., which is comparatively less than other Salman movies. IMDB rated Sultan a 6.8 on 10. Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express said: “Sultan is an entertainer with heft. Salman Khan aces it with a full-bodied, fully-earned performance in the movie and is ably supported by rest of the cast.”

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Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: “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.”

The film got a good opening but this time, Salman couldn’t break his record. This is not the typical drama movie but filled with some wow moments, amazing script and story and excellent performances by the stars. Due to Sultan’s release dated in EID Shah Rukh shifted the release of Races, which was also dated for EID this year.

Final Verdict

This is a pure Salman Khan show that has always proved his presence to be magnificent at the box-office. Sultan was the most awaited film of the year 2016 and is expected to be the biggest blockbuster of this year. The movie got a huge outstanding response all over the world. I would say an amazing treat for EID as well as for the weekend for the entire family. It is for sure you will come out smiling out of the theaters so your seats now.

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