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- A review
Jeevi Rating: 3/5
(Three on a scale of five)
Krishna, Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Rachana, Roja, Deepti Bhatnagar,
Brahmanandam and Ravi Kumar.
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Screenplay & Direction: Sarat
Producer: M R V Prasad
do not read the story, if you are going to watch the movie,
as you will miss the initial suspense in this story.
start with a TV news reader reading out the atrocities done
by sultan in the country. Soon after titles focus shift to
CBCID head quarters where Sekhar (Krishna) is given the task
of nabbing Sultan. Sekhar is patrolling a place where he finds
an old Muslim with a broken down bike asking him for a help.
He ignores him and later on old Musalman use that bike to
assassin a politician. Sekhar waste no time to realize that
the old Muslim is none but Sultan. Then the chase begins.
There is a ferocious dialogue exchange between them that lead
to a fight. At the end of the fight Sultan escape from Sekhar.
Prithvi is doing patrolling in the forest with his subordinate
brahnandam. Prithvi find a deer dead shot by Rachana and her
bava. Rachana is caught as her bava give Prithvi a slip. After
a little bit of kutchi kooing they fall in love and end up
in marriage. Sultan is a very rough and unkind. Unlike other
husbands he rapes his wife (Roja) while making love. He has
a mistress, Deepti.
Meantime, Sekhar is busy tracing Sultan. At a super market
he finds Prithvi and Rachana and arrests Prithvi on the spot.
Sekhar keeps Prithvi at an unidentified place and harasses
him to reveal the secrets. Prithvi is clueless about why he
is getting beaten up. Rachana raises the issue of her hubby
disappearing with mahila shangha's and shake the assembly
with dharna. Government transfers the case from CBCID to CID.
Mustafa is a CID officer. The day he was put on the mission,
Mustafa gets a rude shock in the form of bomb from Sultan
that he manages to escape. Sultan does in a style by asking
him for light before bombing him. Thereby Mustafa gets confident
that Prithvi and Sultan are two different persons. Meantime,
Sekhar is having a gala time torturing the poor chap Prithvi.
Mustafa fly down to Hyderabad to meet Sekhar and try to convince
Sultan and Prithvi are lookalikes.
Prithvi's mother confesses in police station that Prithvi
is the only son and she does not have any twin. Later on Sekhar
and Mustafa(SM) finds out that Prithvi's mother adapted prithvi
from the mother of Sultan for a paltry sum of Rs 1000/-. Now
SM finds a strategy to nab Sultan by using Prithvi as a weapon.
They take him to Andaman Island. Poor Prithvi is unaware that
these guys(SM) know the truth and are still making him a captive.
Prithvi tries to escape from the captivity of SM only to be
caught by SM in the middle of the sea. SM tells Prithvi the
history and asks him to help them out in the mission. Then
Prithvi rebels by asking them why should he help them out?
Then Desa Bhakti song follows and end of it SM forms SMP.
Now Pritvi is ready for the mission with the help of training
by SM on combating tactics.
Meantime Rachana spots Sultan and mistakes him for Prithvi.
SMP starts their mission with tracing Deepti Bhatnagar, who
later dies taking suicide pill. Prithvi seduces her to get
the whereabouts of Sultan. Prithvi explores sultan house.
In no time Sultan realizes that some this is amiss. He immediately
contacts his mom and asks her to come out clean about his
birth. After knowing that prithvi is his brother and then
realizing the torture he made on his wife and mom, he send
Roja with a suitcase with all the gold biscuits and stuff
to SMP that he is ready to surrender. As expected by us, Suitcase
turns out to be nothing but a bomb. Mustafa avoids it by throwing
the suitcase out. Later on with the help of Roja SPM starts
searching Sultan hideouts. In this process Ravi Babu (Right
hand of Sultan) kills Roja and Mustafa before getting himself
Prithvi tastes his own medicine when Sultan go to Prithvi's
home and takes Rachana out to his Den. Climax is all set now
with SP gets a threatening call by Sultan to surrender themselves
and give him one million dollars as the ransom. Sultan also
warns that he is going to bomb all the MLA's and MP's in India
if one million dollars are not given to him. During the climax
Sultan realizes that foreign militants used him as the pawn
in the destruction process of India. So the focus shifts to
two of the foreign militants that are present at the climax
We have PS fighting tirelessly with militants, as Sultan is
busy with making the missiles targeted on all cites futile.
Surprise of the climax is that Sultan mother stabs Sultan,
as she was not aware that Sultan is a changed man now. After
a climax of 15 minutes audiences get a breather as Prithvi
and Sekhar remains unconquered.
Balaiah excelled well in two roles very well. Sultan character
does have the shades of Yuvarathna Rana. Prithvi's character
is lovable. Balaiah get-up's in this movie needs a special praise.
Krishna did his role with ease. He is as smart as ever in his
character, which need mental smartness too. Krishnam Raju did
his cameo role with professionalism. Rachana is given most of
the lady portion. She does look sexy and sensible. Roja acted
well in her character that is limited to getting raped by her
hubby Sultan in a deglamorized role. Deepti Bhatnagar did her
small role with elan. Brahmanandam is just used in a few scenes.
Direction and Screenplay: Director did not do justice
to the movie. He tried his best, may be. So far his movies are
of family dramas. For the first time he directed an action movie,
that is too with three stalwarts as heroes and four roles play
by them. Sarat is known for his sentimental scenes in his movies,
which are amiss in Sultan. Too many fights are also another
draw back to the movie. There is no comedy in the movie except
for a few brahmanandam scenes and Krishna Trio Andamaan episode.
Screenplay: Screenplay is good in this movie unto interval.
But after interval things seems to be getting mixed up. One
has to really concentrate to coordinate with four major characters
in this movie.
Dialogues: Dialogues are very good, but at a few scenes.
Whenever it is possible Paruchuri brothers' scripted very powerful
dialogues for Balaiah-Krishna face/off. Sultan's Hindi dialogues
One: 'Chima Chima' …. It's a slow song between Balaiah and
Rachana. There are no steps in this song. Shot at scenic locales
of TalaKona forest.
Song Two: 'Nandi Konda' …. It's a dancing song for Saltan
and deepti. Balaiah done a variety steps in this song. This
song is the best one in Sultan with good picturization and choreography.
Song Three: 'Shabba Shabba' ….. Sultan dances with Arabic
damsels in Dubai. Shot in Annapurna Sets.
Song Four: 'Panchadara Chettumeda' …… Balaiah dances
with Rachana in Kulu Manali.
Song Five: 'Janaganamana' ….. Krishnam and Krishnam
Raju tells Balaiah to join the mission to save India from sultan.
This song is a patriotic song that is shot at Andaman. You can
see andaman central jail as the backdrop for this song. This
song is very inspirational one.
Song Six: 'O Kaliki Rama Chiluka' …. This song is for
Roja and Sultan. This is the favorite song of all audio listeners.
This song is shot at Annapurna studio sets. It would have given
a great effect in picturization if this song were shot in the
has a very powerful story that is not scripted well. 'Sultan'
character is a strange one. Sultan is not a Muslim by birth.
He decides his name as sultan as Sultan is synonymous to King.
His aim is to make money, bed the damsels, and booze away to
glory. His objective of life is to become Dictator for India.
This is a negative point of movie. It defies logic. This role
is not like that of Robin Hood's, which loots rich money to
serves the poor. Here Sultan loots money to amass wealth. His
childhood experiences provoked him to become a terrorist. But
this terrorist does not have goal for the country. He is greedy
for 3 W's. One more this is that SULTAN is a true multi-starrer.
So it become increasingly difficult to accommodate 4 important
roles without upsetting the rhythm. First half is full of excitement
and suspense. Second half is a little boring. Twists are good.
Songs are nice. Fights are more. Balaiah different get-up's
and styles are good. About the box-office performance…. Well
we have to wait and see how Andhra Audiences script the box-office
future of Sultan.
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