Sultan an Ali Abbas Zafar film was full of emotion, drama and extensive elongated scenes.
The sports-drama film was a full Salman-packed film and it entailed all of the elements we ever want to see in a film- dance, romance, emotion, pain, and victory. The films core resides in the flashback love-story between Sultan played by Salman Khan and Aafra played by Anushka Sharma. This almost seemed too long to tell, and by the time I was into the film my eyes were moistened and tiresome.
The film had its good points though, and one was the chemistry and humor between Salman and Anushka. It was pleasant to see Anushka alongside her third Khan and still coming out with a strong powerhouse character as Aafra. Salman as always is exceptionally impressive each film he completes. I was shocked to see fifty-year-old Salman still have the ability and strength to pull off such a role. But he did it like always and it was fascinating to see him in the persona of Sultan.
By the time the second half of the film came about though, I was ready for the story to move forward and see an end come soon. It seemed dragged out, but I was still thoroughly engrossed. The main message of the film though is what kept all the layers and pieces together, and that is one must never give up and fight for themselves. Another message which stands out the most and delivered by special appearance Randeep Hooda is that failure is what makes a person stronger. His small role made such a huge difference in the film and really uplifted the last twenty minutes of the movie.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Vishal-Shekhar’s music of the film and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics since the music release. My two favorite tracks have to be Jag Ghoomeya and Bulleya. The costumes and sets were gorgeous. And more importantly the training that went behind turning Salman into Sultan was mesmerizing to see on celluloid.
Sultan is definitely a one time watch film!
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