As expected, Salman Khan has come out with yet another blockbuster on the occasion of Id. The film that opened to packed houses through advance booking is ready to create history at the box. Ali Abbas Zafar, director of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Gunday, got a chance to work with Salman Khan, one of the biggest Bollywood superstars, in Sultan. And, the result is amazing.
office. Going by the loud cheers and whistling it received throughout its 170 minutes, the response has been phenomenal. Yes, the film is that long.
Salman Khan plays Sultan Ali Khan, an ageing wrestler battling demons in his personal as well as professional life. As a wrestler who was once on top of the world, Sultan had everything: fame, money, social influence. And then one fine day, it all goes down the drain and he is left to deal with the harsh realities of life.
Now, it’s up to him to choose the right battle.
And in a typical masala potboiler fashion, Sultan gets back in the ring and does what the audience wants him to do: Fight like a boss.
Aditya Chopra’s screenplay ensures Sultan has all the popular ingredients and Khan’s superstardom is the cherry on the cake. His fans wouldn’t mind if his accent is not up to the mark and other characters are not given the chance to spread their wings because the heavy dose of popular mainstream Bollywood is enough to do the tricks.
Then there are some UFC fighters and wrestler Kurt Angle, who will more or less quench the thirst of the audience looking for a thorough entertainer.
Sultan was made at a budget of Rs 90 crore, including advertising cost, and has to sustain the momentum for at least five days to recover the money. But, again its solid advance booking is just an indication of what may happen next.
Film : Sultan
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda