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Salman's stellar and never seen before performance makes it a good watch. It also has decent entertainment value. On this Eid, go for Sultan and you will not be disappointed.
Sultan is not a sports drama! It is a sheer Salman Khan drama. For its entertainment value and a cliched but watchable storyline, I am going with a 3/5 for the film.
Easily Salman’s best performance till date, Sultan is a solid trump card for the actor and his director Ali Abbas.
On the whole, SULTAN comes across as a paisa vasool, seeti-maar unadulterated entertainer which will be loved by classes and masses alike. At the box office, the lack of a credible opposition, perfect release timing [festival period] combined with an extended 5-day weekend will ensure that the film will break records and emerge as the biggest hit of the year so far. The film has got 'B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R' written all over it. Go for it!
The movie scores and delivers a solid entertainer with heft. Salman Khan holds firm at the centre of the movie as a character who is human and has faults.
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.
Sultan' is a typical YRF film. It has a happy ending, a conflict and a resolution. Salman is fabulous but that was expected. What really made us sit up and think is Anushka's role. Despite her lovely performance, you can't help but notice how she is his support, not his equal, she's the reason he gets back into the ring, but she doesn't wrestle anymore. However, woh kya kehta hai? Film hit hai :)
So, this is the first movie where Salman Khan takes off his shirt and everyone - including Khan - shudders. Portraying Sultan, who goes from being fit and lean to a gloomy, middle-aged, paunch-burdened man, Khan performs with elan and unhappiness, his acting giving Sultan a nice, rounded punch.
Salman Khan continues to better himself with every film – this is one of his career-best portrayals. Ten minutes into the film and you’re into Sultan Ali Khan’s world – it’s Salman’s performance that makes the character so multi-dimensional. This is indeed his crowning glory as a performer. His masterstroke is a scene where Sultan is looking at his body in the mirror when it’s out of shape. It’s just the placement of a couple of songs that is slightly erratic – it disturbs the screenplay for that brief period. Also, the film could have been shorter by a few minutes.
In the end, Sultan remains a Salman Khan vehicle, pure and simple, gift-wrapped for his constituency of filmgoers.So those that manage to set aside the misgivings about the excesses that come with this form of storytelling might actually enjoy the film, at least some parts of it.
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