Movie Review - Sultan

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Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Randeep Hooda.

It’s that time of the year again where Salman Khan comes on the screen, bringing his 'charismatic' self. It is probably the biggest day of the year for cinema goers for, hey! Bhai ka picture hai after all.

Onto what SULTAN has in store for us. Well, it follows the life of Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan) and Arfa (Anushka Sharma), who are both up-coming wrestlers in Haryana, longing to bring glory to India. What follows is an love affair between them, along-with Sultan delivering on his promise till a sudden twist in his life, changes everything. Years later, he is back in a new battlefield, that forms the crux of the underdog sports fairy tale.

While the first half of the movie, builds SULTAN's character portraying his pinnacle of success, and his downfall; the second half is simply about 'redemption'. Mind you, I am not complaining one bit cause for once, I genuinely enjoyed watching him 'act'. So much so, that I can easily deem it to be one of the best films in his career. Bhai has definitely embodied the heart and soul of Sultan Ali Khan. While he tries his level best to nail the Haryanvi accent, his fighting sequences are brilliant.

Though the movie (surprise, surprise) is all about Sultan, Anushka Sharma adds a fitting punch to it; matching bhai's steps every time. You also have Randeep Hooda, in the role of Sultan's coach which is worth a mention as well for, without his intense bravado, Sultan would have surely fallen flat.

What makes the cinematography work, is the inclusion of Artur Zurawski, a famous Polish cinematographer for, he definitely has an eye which an Indian doesn't. Right from the rustic rural setting to the urban shots, in and out of the ring - SULTAN is beautifully shot. Add onto that Vishal-Shekhar's peppy sound tracks, a master key to leave a lasting impression.
If I do have to complain about something, it would be the fact that they seem to have nailed the Haryanvi dialect so well, that one would want them to speak slower for the masses to understand.

All in all, SULTAN is a bumper masala film with the right balance of a good acting, an at par story line, while also meeting their commercial angle. While the movie is not flawless, Bhaaaaiiiiii has indeed delivered something great for which I give the movie 4 Shors on 5!
Looking to spend your money over the weekend? SULTAN is one of the best ways to do so. Cheers.

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