‘Bhai’s’ Sultan released yesterday and the world is going gaga over it already!
Here’s what all the top critics have to say about the movie. Read this before you decide whether or not to watch it!
“Sultan has all the right ingredients of a ‘masala’ potboiler, and whistling and sobbing are likely to go hand-in-hand here. Don’t go looking for a twist ending, though. We all know what to expect from such a film, but it’s still a lot of fun to see the underdog win.”
– Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
“Sultan” works because director Ali Abbas Zafar injects enough wry humour into the proceedings and eschews melodrama. Sultan and Aarfa’s romance is low-key and the interactions between them are the only time where Khan is forced to bring out his deeply-hidden and limited acting talents. Sharma is luminescent as Aarfa and tries her best to inject some chemistry into her romance with Khan. Randeep Hooda, in a brief role as a fighting coach is the perfect foil to Khan’s often sardonic demeanour, and Anant Sharma shines as Govind, Sultan’s sidekick and long-time friend. The bad guys may be missing, but “Sultan” has everything else that makes for a satisfying Bollywood film.
– Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters
Anushka, Amit Sadh, Anant Vidhaat (as Sultan’s friend Govind) and Kumud Mishra make their presence felt in no uncertain terms. In a special appearance, Randeep Hooda makes all the right moves. 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.
– Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Ali bungs in uplifting life lessons and unabashed dollops of patriotism. Sultan is a mud wrestler and the akhade ki mitti fuels his bullish strength. So much so that when Sultan goes to Delhi to fight foreigners in a mixed martial arts contest, he takes a sack-full of mitti with him. Salman is convincing as the heart and brawn village boy. It refreshing to see a female character have substantial role and feels Anushka did justice to it.
– Anupama Chopra