Salman Khan and Eid – is probably one unending love story in Bollywood. Almost all his Eid releases including Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Kick (2014) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) kept on making and breaking records in the collections and the craze! For 2016 Eid, he followed the trend and announced his upcoming film to be released on that day, which is ‘Sultan’, some months back. From the start, the craze was high among the fans of Bhai, also it took the Page 3 headlines, for having Anushka Sharma in opposite to Salman in this film. As the counting were shortening, new topics such as a rage between popular playback singer Arijit Singh and Salman, or a misplaced comment by Salman in a press conference made headlines, helping ‘Sultan’ to trend big much before its release.

The movie starts with a heated meeting among the committee members of a free-style wrestling tournament, with a determined young entrepreneur Aakash Oberoy (Amit Sadh) asks seniors to keep faith on him, despite facing loss of money and interest while organizing this tournament for last two years. Aakash’s father advises him to bring an Indian wrestler in this tournament which can attract the Indian fans to help curing the loss. And the choice was a ex-World Champion wrestler, Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan), from Haryana. Aakash went to meet him at his village but was disapproved by Sultan, as he said he left wrestling due to a problem in his married life.

It was Arfa (Anushka Sharma), whom Sultan fell in love with, and to prove himself perfect for her, he joined wrestling. Arfa was the daughter of local wrestling master, and she herself was preparing for participating in the Olympics wrestling event. Sultan broke all challenges for his love, and went on winning medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2010 Asiad, 2012 London Olympics. Meanwhile Arfa could not participate in Olympics as she got pregnant, Sultan came back to his village among celebrations, but he’d converted into an arrogant guy, who could not control his behavior in a press conference. Arfa suggested him to stay at his village as she was going to give birth to their baby, but he did not listen to her, and went to compete in the World Championship abroad. An unfortunate event occurs which crashes the relation between both, forcing Sultan leave wrestling and stay alone, filled with deep pain.

Fate of Aakash now completely depends on what Sultan decides, or how Aakash can convince him! Could he do that? Could Sultan get back what he lost? Attend this must-watch movie and get the answer, since, it is a very inspirational for anyone in life, be it an athlete, an entrepreneur, or any common man. Both Sultan and Aakash showed us what determination can result in, even in the hardest situations.

Maybe the story is not too brilliant, as sometimes, the coming plots were expected, but it’s the acting of Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma which keeps viewers glued to the screen. It will be injustice if I don’t mention the names of Amit Sadh and Randeep Hooda for excelling once again with their spectacular acting in the supporting roles. It’s the acting which is the strike point of this film, for which the fans are rushing to the halls.

The title track, Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai and Jag Ghumeya are the popular songs from this movie, otherwise the music is average. The opening figures proved this movie is worth watching, since its not that same old love story, but its a story containing love and inspiration.

It’s a 7.5 out of 10 from my side for ‘Sultan’. UPAR ALLAH NICHE DHARTI, BEECH MEIN TERA JUNOON, SULTAN!

Resham Das


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