Sultan is all set to release and what is on everyone's mind is how well this latest Salman Khan movie will do as far as its box office collections are concerned (you get a chance below to take a shot at guessing its collections prediction).
Salman Khan starrer Sultan is all set to release and what is on everyone’s mind is how well this latest movie by the superstar will do as far as its box office collections are concerned (you get a chance below to take a shot at guessing its collections prediction). Not just that, everyone wants to know whether Sultan will actually be able to beat Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which managed to collect Rs 320.34 cr in India (overall Rs 486.84 cr) in its 49-day marathon run in the theatres.
Considering that Sultan has the benefit of a huge controversy to boost its box office collections, while Bajrangi Bhaijaan had virtually none (even its story line was all about loving thy neighbour and helping a lost kid to reach her family across the border), indubitably, Salman Khan’s latest movie is all set to make merry and beat any old record he may have set. There was a bit of a controversy created by Bajrangi that Salman Khan had presented himself as a Hindu, a Hanuman bhakt, out to help a Pakistani, but it was a restricted one, almost a storm in a tea cup type of row. The film did not even have much of a romantic angle despite the presence of Kareena Kaif.
Having said that, it will not happen just on the basis of any old controversy. Sultan content will have to thrill, to connect at the very personal level and generate a virtual kaleidoscope of emotions among the audience to get anywhere near the whopping collections total that Bajrangi Bhaijaan had logged.
Ostensibly, what we know is that Sultan is a male oriented movie, full of almost naked men trying to throw each other onto a dirt field. A lot of ‘heaving and thrusting’ as Salman himself said. And yes, there is romance. Anushka Sharma is the Salman’s love interest. And while there is no running around trees, there is a special song that Salman himself sang to express his feelings for the girl. Oh, by the way, there is nothing cute about Anushka in Sultan. She plays the role of a… what else, but a female wrestler, who takes great pride in rubbing the faces of her male rivals in the dirt.
Does this all add up to a super-hit formula? With Salman Khan you never know. No one thought Bajrangi Bhaijaan would ever have done as well as it did. Same applies to a lot of other Salman specials, from Kick, Bodyguard, Ready, to Ek Tha Tiger.
Mysterious are the ways of the box office, but Salman Khan has the measure of it, as is clear from bhai making merry year after year. So who will bet on Sultan turning into a real money spinner?
Well, here’s your chance, take the opinion poll, tell us what you think about Sultan box office collections total racing past Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Keep tuned to this space. We will be providing latest updates as they happen about Salman Khan’s Sultan movie. The latest news being that the promos for the movie have not continued at the pace and frequency that was expected.