Does the Sultan of Bollywood strike back?


Sultan is the kind of movie which will make you ask why Bollywood has those unnecessary compulsory songs and yet the movie will take you jogging the very next morning.

Contradictory to the misconception doing rounds, Sultan is not based on a real life character. It is the creation of Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of the movie who succeeded in creating the market he aimed to. The movie comes across as the story of an underdog who goes on to win the Commonwealth and Olympics Wrestling championships for the sake of his love. How love turns his world around, gifts him the passion of wrestling and how the sport later steals away his family.


Salman does a great job however reminds us of his characters- Pawan (fromBajrangi Bhaijan) and Prem Dilwale (from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo). We’re tired of his too goody simpleton role, yet he does manage to pull it off with his handsome face and adorable Haryanvi accent.


Ranveer Hooda’s special appearance is worth waiting for and Anushkamanages to do well for the role she has been allotted.


Three special mentions go out to Amit Sadh (from Kai Po Che), Kumud Mishra (from Rockstar) who has managed to make his mark in Bollywood despite entering the field at a later age than usual and most importantly, Anant Sharma (from Gunday)- who sadly isn’t even mentioned in the movie’s cast and crew on Wikipedia and other sites but did an absolutely fantastic job and deserves all the accolades.


Irshad Kamil’s lyrics surprise you from being stunning (Title track and Jag Ghoomeya) at one point to absolutely low key masala bollywood (Baby ko bass pasand hai and 440 volt) at the other.


The movie would make for a good outing on that holiday of yours.

Eid Mubarak!

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Avleen Kaur Lamba

Avleen Kaur Lamba (Editor, PU Mirror)

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