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‘Sulthan’ movie review: This Karthi-starrer packs a mass-y punch

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An enticing industrial movie that mixes two in style Tamil cinema’s concepts: rowdyism and farming

Keep in mind the music ‘Verithanam’ from Bigil? It options Vijay shaking within the center and 100 different dancers round him. Or ‘Maari Maaro’ from Boys? In a single body, there are a whole bunch of musicians drumming a beat with the 5 protagonists of the movie proper within the center.

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Now, think about if all of them stepped subsequent to the hero and brushed shoulders with him for 157 minutes or so. That’s Sulthan for you.

This Karthi-starrer revolves round Vikram (Karthi), although you’d be excused when you miss that identify. Everybody calls him ‘Sulthan’. His beginning itself is an occasion; it occurs when a combat ensues in a family that’s house to 100 goons. Sulthan is born, and he has to decide on between a path of violence and peace.

He chooses the latter. For as soon as, you don’t have a Tamil cinema hero hitting hundred rowdies directly; he’s laughing and joking round with them. He calls them his ‘brothers’. Sulthan is an precise ‘Rowdy Child’.


Life modifications when his dad (Napoleon, in a brief function) passes on, and his boys need to journey to a small village close to Salem to finish one final ‘task’. Will that entail hazard, and the way does the motley group deal with it?

There are a number of whistle-worthy moments on this mass car that makes use of tropes from Baahubali and KGF to tug off the grandeur of the concept. A singular combat sequence is designed with a number of enemies hatching to assault Sulthan when he’s asleep… along with his hundred ‘boys’ sleeping round him. What ensues is a ‘silent combat’, one which occurs with none sound besides Yuvan Shankar Raja’s thunderous rating.


  • Director: Bakkiyaraj Kannan
  • Forged: Karthi, Rashmika Mandana, Yogi Babu, Lal
  • Storyline: A person units out to reform a motley group of goons

Karthi scores as an individual grappling with too many issues working in his head and pulls off the larger-than-life moments to a substantial extent. However the truth that you keep in mind fairly a number of of the ‘lovable’ goons and their actions is what makes Sulthan go one step forward. The movie does veer into predictable Tamil cinema territory when it introduces a company conspiracy component, however fortunately, the mass moments preserve hitting the proper notes.

The romance isn’t the best (Rashmika Mandana will get to play a rural belle), however even there, there may be some function to its existence to the core plotline. If Yuvan’s background rating and Sathyan Sooryan’s cinematography are main highlights, so are the songs; Vivek-Mervin’s hummable numbers show that the musical duo have it in them to tackle larger tasks.

Director Bakkiyaraj Kannan has managed to weave in an attractive storyline taking two of Tamil cinema’s pet subjects: rowdyism and farming. He goes overboard within the second half on a number of cases — a few sluggish sequences and a music that would have been completed away with — however retains inserting ‘industrial concepts’ to maintain the curiosity afloat.

Sulthan is a theatre movie doubtless. One wonders if the slow-motion mass moments will work for somebody watching it on an OTT platform within the comforts of their houses, however on the massive display, this Karthi-starrer packs a unbelievable punch.

Sulthan is at the moment working in theatres


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