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Sultan (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sport | 6 July 2016 (USA)
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Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds.


Ali Abbas Zafar


Ali Abbas Zafar
15 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Sultan Ali Khan
Marrese Crump ... Marrese
Anushka Sharma ... Aarfa
Randeep Hooda ... Fateh Singh
Kubbra Sait ... Kubra Sait (as Kubra Sait)
Marko Zaror ... Marcus
Ron Smoorenburg ... Ron
Amit Sadh ... Aakash Oberoi
Shibani Dandekar ... News Reporter
Brahim Chab ... Brahim (as Brahim Achabbakhe)
Ivan Rodrigues ... Mr. Patel
Kabir Khan ... Advtisment's Director
Hans Marrero ... MMA Fighter 1
Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley ... Tyron
Kumud Mishra ... Barkat


Sultan is a story of Sultan Ali Khan - a local wrestling champion with the world at his feet as he dreams of representing India at the Olympics. It's a story of Aarfa - a feisty young girl from the same small town as Sultan with her own set of dreams. When the 2 local wrestling legends 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 classic underdog tale about a wrestler's 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. Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Wrestling is not a sport. Its about fighting what lies within.


Action | Drama | Sport


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Did You Know?


Young actor Arjun Kapoor was initially being considered for the film. See more »


Hairpins are not allowed in wrestling but Anushka wears one during her wrestling fight. See more »


Aarfa: What do you mean to say?
Sultan Ali Khan: I think that a girl falls for a boy quicker when he speaks English. Just say 'I love you' and then kiss.
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Crazy Credits

The Yash Raj Films logo is shaded brown to provide a sand and mud effect. See more »


Referenced in Fukri (2017) See more »


Rise Of Sultan
Written by Irshad Kamil
Produced by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shekhar Ravjiani
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Perfect Masala Flick
6 July 2016 | by bansi-awasthiSee all my reviews

We all know movies like these movies aren't made to do well with critics. They are made for a fun holiday watch, and this one delivers it perfect. It's a nice wrestling movie with some comic moments in between, a strong romance story which is believable and isn't clichéd much and the drama seems real.

The story revolves around Haryana's wrestler Sultan, his professional and personal life. The movie is about determination, confidence, dreams.

The movie is well acted by Salman Khan. He shows the intensity of a determined fighter on his face. Randeep was amazing as always. Anushka acted good but her role as a wrestler was a little less believable.

The action is good, cinematography looks real. The background score is nice. The depiction of rural Haryana, the language, the wrestling culture are all shown accurately. The only bad thing about the movie is that some scenes were cheesy, although it don't affect the movie much.

It is definitely worth a watch. You can go with family or friends and will enjoy it thoroughly.

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Hindi | Haryanvi

Release Date:

6 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rewari, Haryana, India


Box Office


$13,430,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,371,100, 10 July 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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