Sultan Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Sultan Hindi Movie Review

Sultan Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 14
Average Rating - 6.8/10
Yes - 13
No - 0
Neutral - 1
Watchable? - 100%

Critic Reviews Sultan

  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-6/10
Like majority of films dealing with sports, Sultan too has its shortcomings. Also since it takes off with a love angle, it may disappoint many who may have expected it to concentrate on wrestling. 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.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-7/10
He's convincing also in the film’s excellent wrestling sequences that look, feel, and sound real and brutal. Sultan is predictable, no two questions about it. But it's powered by a riveting central performance that makes you overlook so many of its problems. I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-7/10
Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan is a thorough crowd-pleaser. The film is a cocktail of sportsmanship, drama, romance, patriotism... heavily spiced with the factor called Salman Khan. Salman, in large chunks of the film, is Salman. And that is probably what still works for him. The film's emotional scenes draw that rare teary-eyed moment from you, but the real Sultan, much like its protagonist, lies inside the ring.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-8/10
The length plays the spoilsport in the second half. The film could have easily done away with 15 odd minutes. Randeep Hooda as the coach looks a bit of a miscast. Also once the MMA fight scenes begin you sort of know what to expect. Apart from Jag Ghoomiya none of the tracks really standout on the soundtrack. Easily Salman’s best performance till date, Sultan is a solid trump card for the actor and his director Ali Abbas.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7/10
The trouble is its length. At nearly three hours of runtime, Sultan gets heavy and repetitive - only so many training sequences can look sharp and by the time Randeep Hooda shows up as MMA coach Fateh Singh, resembling a perennially eating Brad Pitt from Ocean's Eleven. By cutting 30 minutes of flab - running commentaries, kite-running, taalas, taalis - Sultan could've been a leaner, meaner movie. As it is, it's more a large lassi, not an espresso shot.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-6/10
Sultan, written and directed by Abbas Ali Zafar, may have been designed to pull Salman Khan away from his comfort zone, but, in the ultimate analysis, it is just another bloated affair that rides on the bluster and bombast typical of a film featuring the superstar. 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.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-6/10
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. Then there are some UFC fighters and wrestler Kurt Angle, who will more or less quench the thirst of the audience looking for a thorough entertainer.
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  • DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-8/10
The last 30 minutes of the film within the MMA ring will have you on the edge of your seats. To Ali’s credit, he’s also managed to get both Salman and Anushka deliver remarkable performances. It’s Eid, it’s Salman Khan and it’s the best treat of the year so far. You’ll be lucky to get a ticket. Rush for it.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-5/10
Make no mistake. Sultan is a classic Salman Khan vehicle in the skin of a sports drama imagining itself to be more profound than it really is. Doesn’t mean it’s not engaging, a lot of it is but, despite the possibilities, writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar relies solely on its main star’s drawing power and offers nothing novel in terms of storytelling.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Rohit Bhatnagar Rating-7/10
Sultan is yet another such film where the actor completely steals the show. He proved that he can also create magic on the silver screen if given a story oriented film unlike his brainless comedies. Sultan is the best feast on this Eid. The film is recommended not only to Salman Khan’s fans but also to the family audience who were awaiting a family drama high on emotions, just like YRF style.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Aastha Banan Rating-8/10
Sultan is a fun watch, offering the perfect fix to lift a not-so-great day. It's about love and the will to do anything that comes with protecting it. It's also about bringing yourself back from the dead, and saying, 'I am not going anywhere' — something that Sultan and Salman Khan, the man, have in common, despite their disparate destinies. The 'public' is going to lap this one up. Eid Mubarak.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6/10
‘Sultan’ has him breaking free from Bhai-giri bondage by getting his character to crack and bleed. His down-and-out wrestler has foibles, is fallible, is human. Sultan Ali Khan has faults, and is punished for it. Because of which Sultan scores, and delivers a solid entertainer with heft.
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  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Swikriti Srivastava Rating-6/10
As Sultan is a sports-drama film and it stars the Bhaijaan, the dialogues are written according to Salman's personality. But overall, it gets a thumbs up from his fans. Well, it's a Salman Khan movie after all. And there is no denying that he left no stones unturned to make the film worth watching! Eid & Salman is indeed a tempting combination!
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Network Rating-9/10
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!
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Sultan Cast: 
Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Suzi Khan, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh, Tyron Woodley
Ali Abbas Zafar
Ali Abbas Zafar
Aditya Chopra
Artur Zurawski
Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani
produced by: 
Aditya Chopra
Action, Drama
run time: 
170 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Sultan is a story of Sultan Ali Khan a local wrestling champion who dreams of representing India at the Olympics. Aarfa - a feisty young girl from the same small town as Sultan Ali Khan with her own set of dreams. When these two local wrestlers lock horns, romance blossoms and their dreams and aspirations become intertwined and aligned.

However, the path to glory is a rocky one and one must fall several times before one stands victorious More often than not, this journey can take a lifetime. Sultan is a tale of an underdog's wrestling journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds staked up against him. But when he has nothing to lose and everything to gain in this fight for his life match Sultan must literally fight for his life. Sultan believes he's got what it takes but this time, it's going to take everything he's got.