Released Date : Jul 6, 2016

Directed by : Ali Abbas Zafar

Box Office : 300.45 Crores

Genre : Action, Drama, Family

Sultan Movie Synopsis

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie Sultan stars Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The sports-drama flick shows a middle-aged wrestler, Sultan Ali Khan. He tries to get back his fame and respect by participating in a competition after several years of break from the wrestling world. However, before his back-trip towards the champion’s trophy, his story got described by his close friend Govind. Speaking of Aarfa, who herself is a state-level wrestler accepts the friendship proposal of Sultan 8 years ago which turned into their love. But after losing their 1st child, she decides to live with her father, leaving Sultan. However, their love doesn’t die. During the journey to the champions when Sultan gets a warning from the doctor, not to fight due to his injuries, Aarfa helps him to win the champion’s trophy by reconciling and motivating him.

Cast and Crew of Sultan



Production Company

Yash Raj Films

Release Date

July 6,2016

Shooting Location



Action, Drama, Family




  90 crore


Aditya Chopra


Ali Abbas Zafar

Distributed by

Yash Raj Films

story by

Ali Abbas Zafar


Artur Zurawski


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Sultan Movie Review

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Site: Koimoi     Review By- Surabhi Redkar

Sultan is a mixed bag of emotion, action, love and of course Salman Khan. It is a love story at its core but the coat of wrestling works well! This is an out and out commercial film that has its moments of outstretched realities. For those who enjoy drama, this is the perfect weekend watch! 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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: BollywoodHungama     Review By- Hungama

On the whole, 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! Source : Visit site for more

Site: Hindustan Times     Review By- Rohit Vats

Ali Abbas Zafar, director of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Gunday, got a chance to work with Salman Khan, one of the biggest Bollywood superstars, in Sultan. And, the result is amazing. 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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: India Today     Review By- Ananya Bhattacharya

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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Indian Express     Review By- Shubhra Gupta

‘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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Rediff     Review By- Sukanya Verma

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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: NDTV     Review By- Saibal Chatterjee

Sultan is a case of a superstar vehicle latching on to the current trend of sports films but failing to achieve the requisite grounding in the rough and tumble of the wrestling pits to evolve into a convincing drama.Whatever heft that Sultan has stems from Salman`s star power and the impressively mounted wrestling and mixed martial arts sequences. But 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. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Times Of India     Review By- Srijana Das

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, but overacting as he gets senti about Sultan, you become restive. 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. But hey - who drinks espresso on Eid? Go watch Sultan - it`s got moments of "ghana" good fun. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Zee ETC Bollywood Business     Review By- Komal Nahta

Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction is superb. He has kept the narrative style simple and extremely entertaining and engaging. Also, his direction caters as much to the classes as to masses, as much to the ladies as to men, as much to the old as to the young. On the whole, Sultan is a blockbuster and will go on to write box-office history. It will smash old box-office records and create new ones. It will turn out to be one of the biggest ever blockbusters, if not THE BIGGEST ever so far! Source : Visit site for more

Site: Twitter     Review By- Taran Adarsh

Finally... RESPITE for the Hindi film industry... #Sultan takes a GIGANTIC start at the BO... This one`s gonna be a HUGEEEE opener! East. West. North. South... #Sultan wave across the country... #Salmania at its peak! Source : Visit site for more

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Lifetime Box Office Collection of Sultan

Schedule   Collection Amount (in crores)  
Opening day 36.54
End of opening week 180.36
End of week 1 229.16
End of week 2 277.96
End of week 3 293.8
End of week 4 298.23
End of week 5 300.35
Lifetime 300.45