Salman Khan’s movie Sultan released in theatres on Wednesday, July 6, and has met with an unprecedented response. Sultan is being seen as one of the best movies ever of Salman Khan and fans can’t get enough of him! While has given rating of 3.5 out of 5 to Sultan in its balanced review, there are some critics who have given it an equal number of stars or even 4 stars out of five. Let’s take a look at some of the movie reviews of Sultan by renowned film critics. Read on!

Anupama Chopra, film critic, anchor, author and the wife of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, always gives honest reviews. And she was all praise for Sultan. She said, “Sultan speaks to the colossal screen strength of Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma matches him at every step.” Her video review of Sultan for Film Companion is also out. Take a look at it here:

Acclaimed film writer Nandini Ramnath has reviewed Sultan for Scroll. She says, “Sustained by the leading man’s magnetic pull, nicely cast supporting actors (Anant Sharma is especially good as Sultan’s sidekick Govind), a welcome lack of melodrama, and a setting that looks less plastic than the average A-list movie, Sultan is the apogee of the Salman Khan cult. It’s the second Yash Raj Films production in the year after the Shah Khan Khan starrer Fan whose metaphorical possibilities are far more interesting than the plot itself. Although its brawny lead actor makes a winning effort to play a fictional person rather than himself, Salman Khan is Sultan Ali Khan and Sultan Ali Khan is Salman Khan.”

Ramnath bases her review on the point that Sultan is about the real life Salman Khan. “Sultan is billed as fiction but at its heart, it’s really a biopic of Salman Khan, the dark star who has now attained supernova status,” she says in her review. (ALSO READ: Sultan first movie review: Salman Khan’s movie gets 5-star rating overseas!)

Sarita Tanwar of our sister concern DNA gives a 4-star rating to Sultan, calling it Salman Khan’s career best performance. She says, “A story that will touch your heart, performances that are stellar and drama that’s worthy of the big screen hysteria. That’s the best way to summarise Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan.” She also tweeted:

Entertainment website Bollywood Hungama, one of the few who have given a 4.5 star rating to Sultan, says in its movie review, “It is a Salman Khan movie all the way! From his body language to his Haryanvi accent, from a famous wrestler to a helpless man who is struggling to get his life together, Salman’s role as Sultan Ali Khan is in wrestling language – ‘dhobi pachad’. From his power packed entry to his love for Aarfa, your heart will beat and pray for Sultan. Salman has also worked very hard on his physique and the action scenes look great. Anushka Sharma, who has already showcased an action-packed side of hers in NH10, continues to win hearts as Aarfa too. Not only has she been able to match up to Salman’s powerful performance, her presence as Aarfa even in the background leaves an impact.”

Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today says, “Salman Khan’s hard work is more than visible in every frame…. From the dhobi-pachhads to slamming his opponents on the ground, this desi pehelwan uses technique to flatten anyone who crosses him in the ring. And the viewer. Wolf-whistles and claps greet every minute of Salman’s time in the pit. In the akhada, Sultan is the man to watch out for. Anushka Sharma’s Aarfa is the result of months of training, and the actor nails it.”

Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India says, “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.”

Watch the quick Sultan movie review on FB Live by Shweta Parande and Prathamesh Jadhav:

Watch audience reaction to Sultan after first day first show!


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