Salman Khan starrer Sultan was an epic blockbuster in India as it grossed over 300 crore. Now it has also received a great response in overseas.

The film was recently screened at Busan International Film Festival which is often considered as Asia’s own Cannes. It has won hearts in South Korea screened at the Open Cinema Section as there was a huge turnout of the audience. Reportedly it made a tremendous impact with its universal story of the ups and downs of a sportsperson. The audience found the film easy to relate due to its value and core message.


Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar was overwhelmed by the warm response to the film. This was the second screening for Sultan at Busan, with the first screening also drawing in wide interactivity from a local audience of movie lovers and peers. Speaking here, Ali Abbas Zafar said,

“Sultan is a sports film, but it is also talking about all of other things. It’s talking about the husband-wife relationship, it’s talking about an underdog story and it’s talking about a loser. And it gives you hope. Sports is just a metaphor for life.”

Loved by audiences across the world, Sultan is a huge success at Busan. Going forward, Yash Raj Films plans to release Dum Laga Ke Haisha in November, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan in December and Sultan in February 2017 in South Korea for the native audience.

The grand success of Sultan has given the confidence to Bollywood producers and distributors for releasing more films in the South Korea.


  1. Sultan sucses all over the world loved by each & all section now time for awards I think sultan all ready lot of awards in his kitty but award org can give/not?
    I am happy sultan mania

  2. Now where is that IDIOT @sagar who sad that Sultan does not deserve Overwhelming response from the audience…..Few days back I asked this question to Bollyarena team, about the response of Sultan from BIFF, then this stupid @sagar jump in between like a monkey and said Sultan is not that kind of movie which deserve Standing Ovation, I was quite that time and didn’t reply to this stupid and waiting for this article, now look at the response movie is getting, not only this, now because of Sultan Grand Success many other Bollywood movies also get a chance to release in South Korea…..

    I love when all Salman haters try their best to spread negativity but later have to eat their own words…..Losers….

    • bhai kyu bhaav dete ho @sagar jaise lodu lasan ko… g*nd marwane de saale ko… usko g*nd dhone ka pata nahi aur chala aata hai SULTAN jaisi achchi movie pe comment karne…
      jab haathi chale bazaar, toh kutte bhonke hazaar…
      bas SULTAN ki success pe khush raho and BIGG BOSS 10 dekho bas…

  3. Bollyarena Team, last year Bajrangi Bhaijaan also screened in BIFF and also got Standing Ovation and huge response from audience, then why it was not released there yet…..And also, when BB is going to release in China and other countries…..

    Please Reply with whatever information you have….Waiting for your Reply…..Thanks