Sultan - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Sultan is one movie repeated twice – once before the interval and once after. Both are equally predictable and melodramatic.

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33 reviewers have given Sultan an average rating of 3.8/5.0 (?)

21 yays
4 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...Anushka Sharma, who has already showcased an action-packed side of hers in NH10, continues to win hearts as Aarfa too. ... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life ...However if you strip the film off the wrestling and much publicised ‘Dhobhi Pachad’, Sultan has a beautiful love story at its heart. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonakshi Kurbah, BookmyShow ...Besides imparting a relevant message about the power of perseverance, the film is remarkable for its well-written dialogues, rounded characters, convincing performances and songs that refuse to leave you.... full review

Thumbs up Deccan Chronicle ... the drawback of the film is its slow pace. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...o much this isnt, so much it could have been... full review

Thumbs up by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...Baby ko Arfa pasand hai... full review

Thumbs down by Prerna Singh, Desi Martini ...Nothing new to watch, only Salman Fans will love this one because, Salman.... full review

So-So by Yatharth Chauhan, Desi Martini ...Predictable, But So Was Lagaan, Right?... full review

So-So by Manik Saggar, Desi Martini ...Sultan is entertaining -- albeit formulaic -- cinema.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...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.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Even though she doesn't have the physique of a wrestler, her spirited performance makes you believe in her tough but emotional character. Salman Khan's best efforts have gone in the physical traits of his role. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, FirstPost ...The male lead’s immaturity is believable, but it is disappointing to see the lack of inventiveness employed in writing the early stages of the Sultan-Aarfa romance:... full review

So-So by Josh, fullhyd.com ... We've said this before about filmmaking - Show, Don't Tell. The very crux of creative work is to communicate an emotion or an idea by means of subtle craft. ... full review

So-So Glamsham.com ...What cringes SULTAN for a rational/reasonable viewer is the maker's complete surrender of novelty... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Anant Sharma’s fantastic act as Sultan’s sidekick Govind is also notice-worthy.... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post ...Zafar — who is also credited with story, screenplay, and dialogues — makes it very clear that he isn’t interested in subtleties... full review

Thumbs up by Shomini Sen, IBN Live ...At 50, he is not the fittest, but he pulls of a character almost 15 years younger with absolute ease. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anany Bhattacharya, india today ...Salman Khan's hard work is more than visible in every frame when the man is in the wrestling pit.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...This is an Eid gift from Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Sultan is the type of big film which does things a bit differently while keep the commercial aspects of the movie intact. ... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Sultan’s character is interestingly built as he goes from being immature to focused to broken as life throws punches at him.... full review

Thumbs up by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...Even though this is a film painted largely in broad strokes, there are certain small decisions that are unusual and encouraging. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aastha Atray Banan, MiD DAY ... The camerawork is slick and the direction graceful.... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...this may seem like a sports film, but it also works beautifully in internalising the angst of our lovelorn lead.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...the cliched life lessons that the film offers are borderline passable. The length of the film - 170 minutes - isn't. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...I would have liked it better if the action was a more imaginative mix of desi kushti and international fighting styles.... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa , Reuters ...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.... full review

Thumbs up Sify Movies ...Staggeringly engaging, remarkably rugged and unexpectedly romantic... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...The artificial divide of the interval renders the film into two distinct, disjointed halves. ... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Salman gives a fighting performance, his character graph moving plausibly from a cheery, everyday "loojer" to a determined athlete, an arrogant star, a crushed, depressed, lonely guy. ... full review

So-So by Saumil Gandhi, Upper Stall ...Not one visual that’s new, or an idea that’s not done before. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana, yahoo! India ...They know the pulse of their audience and they ensure that the focus never shifts from the hero. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raghav Jaitly, ZEENEWS.COM ...The Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer packs all the ingredients of a blockbuster... full review