Sultan – A Strong Gabbar Connection
For the last few years, Salman Khan’s movies are released on Eid-Ul-Fitr. In 2014 it was Kick, in 2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan and this year it is Sultan. And every year the script and Salman’s acting get better and better. Ali Abbas Zafar, who tried his hands in lighthearted romantic movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and an action-packed drama Gunday, has teamed up with Salman Khan for a family oriented, sports-based masala entertainer i.e. Sultan. Let’s see what the duo has to offer under the gigantic banner of Yash Raj Films.
Sultan is the story of Sultan Ali Khan’s life (played by Salman Khan). How a 30 years old, non-serious and directionless individual finds an objective because of his love-interest Aarfa (Anushka Sharma). Things become better than expected but no wrestler could have ever fought with his destiny, no matter what. Another ray of hope shines through when Akash Oberoi (Amit Sadh) starts looking for Sultan on the insistence of his father to save his drowning free-style wrestling and mixed martial arts business. What happens next is a tale of love, respect, loss and pride along with many other emotions. Will Akash be successful in uplifting his business? Will Sultan be able to smack down his destiny? Will anything change in the name of betterment? For this you’ll have to watch Sultan.
Performance wise, Sultan belongs to Salman Khan out and out. Salman’s performance, harianvy language, his muscles and his emotional eruption in quite a few scenes are all superlative and clap worthy. Salman has emerged as a better and improved actor in Sultan – full stop. Anushka is first rate. She matches with the aura of Salman Khan and gives a decent performance. At places her harianvy dialect was half cooked. Sultan also features Randeep Hooda in a pivotal role. Randeep hardly appears on screen for mere 15 minutes, but he makes a strong mark with every dialogue he delivers.
Amit Sadh ropes a character which lacks luster but he manages to pull it off quite well. Others characters help the movie to proceed forward. Salman Khan’s best friend Gobind, is a good addition to the B-town. The boy will go places.
The music of Sultan is good. Sukhwinder Singh deserves standing ovation for singing “Sultan” with such a remarkable way. Baby Ko bass Pasand Hai, Jag Ghumeya and Bulleya are pick of the lot. Sultan also has a great script which is backed with many dialogues which will bring laughter, tears and passion to audiences.
Sultan is a genuine entertainer; it’s family oriented, full of fun, emotional moments and a paisa vasool movie. Up-size your fun this Eid and watch Sultan.
Sultan Strongly Reminded of Gabbar Singh’s Dialogue from Sholay