Bakkiyaraj Kannan directed and wrote an Indian Tamil-language action movie called Sulthan. The movie hit the screens on 2nd April 2021. A motherless child, Vikram (Sulthan), is raised by a group of disciplined criminals who Sethupathi manages. He embraces these 100 men as brothers. However, he hates their taste for violence. Following his father’s death, the obligation to take care of these men befalls on the shoulders of Sulthan. That is when he chooses to change them and teach them to live as educated people. It is a Herculean responsibility, but the commitment and passion these men have towards him give Sulthan a fighting chance.
Sulthan intends to keep his brothers safe from the police agency, trying to rid Chennai of rowdyism.
He believes he has got just the moment when Yogi Babu’s Bob Aka Babu creates a lie about a wedding proposal to him from a remote village. Sulthan chooses to take the entire neighborhood to the village to keep them away from strain. He doesn’t know that he is stepping into just the situation he is so desperate to avoid.
Copyrights of the films have already been sold. Aha accrues Karthi’s Sultan’s Telugu digital rights. At the same time, Hindi and Tamil rights are accrued by Goldmines Films and Hotstar, respectively.
What Is The Response Of The Movie?
Manoj Kumar R from The Indian Express carried the movie four stars out of five, praising the production values and emotional beats. M Suganth from The Times Of India gave the movie three and a half stars out of five and called it the meeting of Seven Samurai and Mahabharat, further boosting the writing while noting the rascals were “underwhelming.”
A critic from Sify.com similarly gave the movie three and a half stars out of five. He praised the action sequences, achievements, and background score while noting the film’s influence from Seven Samurai Mahabharata and Tamil and Telugu language movies such as Thevar Magan, Srimanthudu, Mirchi, and Baahubali. Bharathy Singaravel from The News Minute also offered a related rating, with praise for Karthi’s work and his on-screen relationship with Lal, the action series, soundtrack, further noting the movie an improvement over Kannan’s debut movie Remo.
Haricharan Pudipeddi from Hindustan Times carried a positive review, describing it as a “highly anticipated but enjoyable action drama,” also noting it acquired heavily from Thevar Magan and Maharshi. Another concrete review came from The Hindu’s Srinivasa Ramanujam, who praised the action series, performances, background score, cinematography, and lyrics.
What Ought To Be
Sulthan was originally slated to release in May 2020. However, it was delayed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was later recorded to release at the time of Pongal (14 January 2021), Clashing with Vijay’s Master (2021). However, the authors did not approve the release through the said date. In February 2021, the movie’s release date was published as 2 April 2021, along with its concurrently released Telugu dubbed paraphrase.
In March 2021, the producer S.R. Prabhu demanded that the film would release on the said date, notwithstanding being rumored that the movie may delay due to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections and the rise in COVID-19 cases across Tamil Nadu. A grand pre-release event for the movie occurred on 24 March 2021 at Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai.
Sulthan OTT Release Date
The movie hit the Box office on 2nd April 2021; It has not been complete in 24 hours, and it’s already a hit. The copyright of the movie has been distributed. The OTT platforms have already received their copies, and they have been working on the dubbing voice-overs. And It will at least take 40-60 days to complete the entire project. Actor Sharad Kelker is expected to give the Hindi Voice-over. The information is not confirmed yet by the production. But, it is most likely for Sharab Kelker to do the job as he did an amazing job in the movie Bahubali.
Karthi issued a statement about OTT platforms that says They (OTT platforms) give you the option to explore different content types, things you cannot do for the big screen. Last year, when we were all unsure about theatres, OTT was the only remedy for a producer. We have passed that stage now. Master has confirmed that people will still throng cinema halls.