India | 170 min | NR | Blu-ray | Dir. Ali Abbas Zafar
*Film will be screened with English subtitles
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 Afra - 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 gonna take everything he's got. (Rotten Tomatoes)
"Despite some of the usual Bollywood razzle-dazzle, this might be the most authentic performance Khan has done on screen in a decade." - Anisha Jhaveri (indieWire)
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