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Sultan quick take: Salman Khan weaves his charm, again

This time he has a story that allows him to showcase something other than his usual song-and-dance sequences and whistle-worthy dialogues.

bollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2016 16:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Salman Khan’s latest movie, Sultan, has a lot of expectations riding on its shoulders.
Salman Khan’s latest movie, Sultan, has a lot of expectations riding on its shoulders.(Twitter)

Salman Khan, one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood, is back in theatres with his latest venture – Sultan.

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In director Ali Abbas Zafar’s film, Salman plays a former wrestler – Sultan Ali Khan – whose life has lost all meaning. Still resting on laurels from his past, Sultan gets the jolt of his life when Aarfa (played by Anushka Sharma) brings him back to reality.

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Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma are the lead actors in the film. (Twitter)

Sultan isn’t a patch on his former self, but winners never quit. And it is thus that the ‘Haryana Ka Sher’ decides to return to the ring – although not one meant for wrestling. He wants to make his mark in freestyle fighting, a genre unsuitable to a 40-year-old overweight guy.

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Like other Salman movies in recent times, the success of Sultan largely hinges on his superstardom. However, this time he has a story that allows him to showcase something other than his usual song-and-dance sequences and whistle-worthy dialogues.

The melodious tunes and fast pace make Sultan an engaging watch, but the film has overlooked some crucial angles. (Twitter)

The director’s eye for detail has gone in favour of the film, but Salman’s accent might not hit the bull’s eye with some. The melodious tunes and fast pace make Sultan an engaging watch, but the film has overlooked some crucial angles.

Stay tuned for the complete review.

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