Thursday, July 21, 2016

Movie Review: Sultan

Genre: Action & Drama
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Music: Vishal – Shekhar
Editing: Rameshwaram S. Bhagat
Studio: Yash Raj Films
Language: Hindi
Review By Ila Garg

Salman Khan's Eid release Sultan has been much talked about. So at last, I too decided to catch the flick and see for myself that what is so special about it. The 2016 Hindi Movie, Sultan is directed by an experienced director Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra. The Yash Raj Film banner has always managed to come up with extremely heart touching subjects and create magic on the big screen. I watched the movie at Big Cinemas, GIP, Noida - 7 PM show!

I won't get into the details of how the hall was or how the people there were! I will instead move on to tell you all how the movie was.

Right from the opening scene, the movie was a delight to watch. I am not a Salman fan, yet his overpowering presence did send ripples across the theater as I could hear people shouting and getting involved with the character of Sultan Ali Khan (played by Salman Khan). Anushka Sharma did an excellent job as Aarfa Hussain, however, her character could not create much impact. I had expected her to be equal to Sultan. But, Aarfa like a typical Indian girl gave up her career for Sultan once she is married to him and gets pregnant. Aarfa then finds her happiness in Sultan who was never a wrestler before meeting her. He even says he is Sultan - the wrestler because of Aarfa. Eventually he does become quite successful in his career, only to turn out to be highly arrogant and messing up his family life with Aarfa, who requested him to stay back and not go for a match as she would be needing him while delivering their child.

Amit Sadh (as Aakash Oberoi) and Randeep Hooda (as Fateh Singh) have played their parts well and made their mark in the movie. In the first half, Govind (played by Anant Sharma) who is a close friend of Sultan narrates the famous love story of Sultan and Aarfa and what led to Sultan giving up his career and go on a quest of opening a blood bank in the remote village of Haryana so that no other Aman (his unborn child) ever dies. Aakash did the great job of convincing Sultan to restart his career at the age of 40-45 when almost everyone had given up hopes on him. He roped in Fateh Singh to train him and come back to his form.

As a die-hard SRK lover, I loved the moment when Salman as Sultan said, "Shahrukh ka mazaak mat udhao ... manne bahut pasand hai ... jab woh ladki ke aankh mein aankh daalke dekhe hai na toh andhi ladki bhi patt jaave hai." Salman's dialogue delivery is awesome and will leave you laughing throughout.

The music was the USP as right from the first score to the last, I enjoyed it flowing through my ears. Irshad Kamil has done a good job with the lyrics. The song Jag Ghumiya is extremely addictive. The background score of khoon mei tere mitti, mitti mei tera khoon, was overpowering the scenes and blended well with the scenes.

Overall, I would recommend this movie to one and all.

Ratings: 4/5

Also read review by Kanika on TGC.

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