Sultan – Movie Review

4 Stars (4 / 5)

A mind blowing performance from Salman Khan, really an Eid Gift for all. It seems like movie starring Salman Khan are setting up a new standard as a film and record in box office. It is a complete family entertainer with full melodrama and power packed actions of wrestling. In the beginning of movie, I felt it to be a little lagging but soon it paced up immensely to the top. sultan-salmanStory is little predictable but the way it is presented, made the movie a thrilling experience. As shown in trailer, it is all about a middle aged wrestling champion from a village of Haryana who won various gold medals for India and became a world champion in wrestling. The core of the movie is wrestling but the story is driven by love and romance. Movie is giving a message of girl empowerment along with promoting the sport wrestling in a very nice manner. Young crowd and new investors should promote alternative games other than monopolized game of our country.

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Movie is blessed with beautiful songs composed by Vishal-Shekhar and sung by brilliant singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mika Singh, Sukhwinder Singh etc. My personal best one is Jag Ghoomeya by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Salman Khan rocked with awesome acting and dashing wrestling moves. His dedication and hard work is reflected on screen. Respect for the various transition he made with his body for various stages shown in the movie. Movie is a combination of flashbacks where there is a 30-year aged Sultan with little lean physique but not as a pro. Then there is 40-year aged Sultan with bulky and fatty muscles with a tummy. Then transforming into a trained Pro-Wrestler in the same age of 40 with huge muscles and excellent definition. This time the only flaw I felt is the Haryanvi accent by Salman which is ignorable as the other entire performance is outstanding. As per my analysis the weak point with Salman was the emotional roles he does, but this time he performed it with excellence.

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Anushka Sharma is there as better half of Sultan in the movie, she is also an International Level Wrestling Champion who is the sole responsible person for building up the personality Sultan in this world. She is the backbone of the movie with outstanding performance. She tried giving a message of saving girl child, importance of girls in the society and evil they are facing in some parts of our country. You can feel it that she really took wrestling classes to be original in the shots.

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Randeep Hooda is there in a cameo role as a trainer of Sultan for the Pro-Takedown championship. No doubt, he did full justice to his role. Anant Sharma as Govind, Sultan’s friend who backed up always with Sultan for all his journey of life was outstanding and awesome in the movie. He completely nailed the Haryanvi character in the movie. Can’t ignore Mr. Kumud Mishra as Guruji of Sultan’s Wrestling, he added real touch of a true Guruji Pehalwan. Other than all-star cast, you can see real people from the wrestling world in the movie.

Watch it for a family melodrama with action packed wrestling.

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