Sultan (2016)

Hindi Drama, Sports
84 %
Total Reviews: 66
Sahi: 55 Nahi: 11

Review Summary: Sultan is different. It relies on the star power of Salman Khan but treads into new territory as a romantic drama with a sports backdrop. Must see for Salman fans!

Average Critic Rating: (3.22)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 90.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 300.0 CR

Plot: Sultan is an upcoming 2016 Indian action film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films banner, the film stars Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles and centers around Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan), a wrestler who has problems in his professional and... Read more

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Powered by a riveting central performance by Salman Khan
Star Power Trumps Authenticity In This Crowd-Pleaser
Huffington Post
But Sultan is a Salman Khan film made solely for the superstar's fans. It has everything to please its target audience. It has megahit written all over it.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar relies solely on Salman Khan's drawing power and offers nothing novel in terms of storytelling
When it comes to entertainment, Salman Khan packs a solid punch
Film Fare
Director Ali Abbas Zafar is in awe of the Khan to wrestle out any true performance
Emirates 24X7
Sultan is an over-wrought, over-blown, over-stretched sports saga
Film Companion
This is an Eid gift from Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma
Indian Express
I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five
Rajeev Masand
The writer of Sultan repeatedly evokes a beast of burden by way of an analogy for the film's simple-minded but irrepressible protagonist.
If you'€™re a bhai fan, you do not need this review to tell you why
‘Sultan’ has a mix of emotion, romance, drama, action and is a ‘masala’ family entertainer.
Right dose of masala!
Sultan' is anaction filled dramatically decent film with full grandness attached to it. It lacks highly on the conviction factor due to which fails to come even close to Salman's best film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.
India Glitz
Returning to the world of sport after a long time, Sultan trains day and night to get back in shape and understand this new sport of Mixed Martial Arts
Staggeringly engaging, remarkably rugged & unexpectedly romantic
Economic Times
Part Rocky, part Mortal Kombat with shades of Karate Kid for good measure Sultan seems to have ticked all the boxes, at least commercially
Bolly Brit
Despite its bow to a number of formulae, in many other ways this is an unusual Bollywood offering.
First Post
बेमिसाल है मिट्टी, मैट और फिर रिंग में 'सुल्तान' का हर दांव
Aaj Tak
Salman Khan weaves his charm, again
Hindustan Times
Out-and-out Salman Khan film that succumbs to second half curse
First Post
Martial and marital discord, represented by the two people on the receiving end, knowing that their relationship will let them down, but at the same time unable to pull the plug.
New Indian Express
The moral here, though not exclusive, is contextual to the film. "Asli pehchaan pehelwaan ki akhade mein nahin, zindagi mein hove hain." Because when life gives you a dhobi-pachaad, only a true wrestler can make it back on his feet.
Mumbai Mirror
It's Eid With Your 'Khaandaan' And The 440 Volt Salman Khan!
Filmi Beat
Sultan is not a sports drama! It is a sheer Salman Khan drama.
Koi Moi
The result is both fresh and massy and will surely make you break into bhangra
Salman Khan is Magnificent, Packs the Eid Blockbuster Punch
India West
Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma give top notch performances in Sultan
Salman Khan is superb, Anushka Sharma is outstanding, superbly shot, melodious music
Box Office Capsule
Despite some of the usual Bollywood razzle-dazzle, this might be the most authentic performance Khan has done on screen in a decade
It'€™s a complete entertainer
Reporter Times
‘Sultan’ comes with a whole lot of soul and love and this makes it something which will not only touch you but which will make you think differently about an actor whose career spans over 20 years.
Media 247
Salman's 'Raging Bull' Act
Great Andhra
Love Him Or Hate Him; You Can’t Ignore Salman, The Sultan
The Quint
Bhai Gets Emo In A Predictable Underdog-Takes-All Saga With Love Story Twists!
India Times
पर्दे और अखाड़े दोनों पर कमाल करता है 'सुल्तान'
Wrestle with emotions, sport a heart and take away a message with this Salman Khan-starrer
IB Times
Salman khan's knockout punch
Glam Sham
Salman, not quite on top of this game
The Hindu
Salman, Anushka’s Eid offering has all the sparkles
Hindustan Times
There'€™s a good mix of fun danceable songs and the soulful music, not to forget there is also music that will inspire
Bollywood Life
Warning! Salman Khan’s Sultan only suitable for diehard fans
The National
Sultan is the best that Vishal Shekhar have sounded in a very long time
Music Aloud
Salman gives a searing performance but his film is a drag
Pink Villa
An unusually ambitious Khan-daan marred by genre tropes
Catch News
If you have enough patience, this Sultan is going to be a special treat
Studio Flicks
The most anticipated film of the year: Salman Khan's Eid release, Yash Raj films and the film has been directed by Aditya Chopra himself. But what starts out to be a promising romance between sportspersons (both are wrestlers) soon dives headlong into a horribly predictable tale badly told. How you will hanker for Chak De!
Now Running
कुश्ती ही नहीं दिल भी जीत गया 'सुल्तान'
Aaj Tak
Don't miss it if you are a fan of Salman Khan and in the mood to celebrate
Glam Sham
‘Sultan’ will rake in the moolah and I am sure the makers can already hear the cash registers ringing.
Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma's Haryanvi love tale is a perfect Eidi for fans
Zee News India
Sultan is billed as fiction but at its heart, it'€™s really a biopic of Salman Khan
On the whole, SULTAN comes across as a paisa vasool, seeti-maar unadulterated entertainer which will be loved by classes and masses alike.
Bollywood Hungama
Go watch Sultan - it's got moments of 'ghana' good fun
The Times of India
Nope, you can't touch this. Salman Khan's superstardom is beyond the precincts of rationale or logic.
Watch Sultan just for Salman Khan and you won'€™t be Sorry
Tharai Ticketu
Wrestling is about fighting what lies within. That's what Salman Khan's Sultan Ali Khan attempts to make people understand in the near-three hour Sultan. And it delivers the message home in style.
India Today
The bad guys may be missing, but “Sultan” has everything else that makes for a satisfying Bollywood film.
The film is Salman Khan’s most restrained performance and that’s worth the price of a ticket!
Bollywood Life
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.
Unusual Salman Khan packs a heavy punch
Deccan Chronicle
Ali Abbas Zafar gave a film which enhanced the artiste in Salman Khan, definitely worth a watch for solid direction and stellar performances by the entire cast
Cinema Glitz
Salman Khan's Sultan is ultimately a tropes-laden affair, with unnecessary songs and plot contrivances. However, It does have its occasional charm.
India Today
The music of Sultan is a big winner
Bollywood Hungama
Watching the accomplished storytelling and the deft characterisations in “Sultan”, it is hard to believe that this work comes from the director of “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan” and “Gunday”. Quite a dizzying climb!
The audio of Sultan is power packed and explosive
Glam Sham