Salman Khan’s latest offering ‘Sultan’ is literally unbeatable at the moment! The film has crossed the 200 crore mark and is still going strong! Released on July 06, ‘Sultan’ took only 7 days to cross the 200 crore milestone, making it the fastest Bollywood movie ever to accomplish such a feat.
The sports saga that weaves the plot of a washed out wrestler’s relentless endeavor to overcome his personal and professional problems and return to his old glory has met with great reception from fans.
The movie was expected to perform well by the trade analysts, but ‘Sultan’ is raking in the moolah at the box-office! In fact, the Salman-Anushka starrer has surpassed all those expectations.
Sultan crossed the 100 crore mark within 3 days of its release, making it Salman’s 10’th movie to enter the coveted ‘100 crore club’. The handsome hunk is now way beyond his contemporaries including Shahrukh Khan who has six flicks while both Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have five films each in the 100 crore club. Even SRK’s last movie ‘Fan’ was unable to cross the illustrious mark.
Despite receiving mixed response from critics the movie is performing exceptionally well. Reaction from the general movie goers has been amazing, every show is going houseful. Of course, fans of ‘bhai’ are loving the movie like always. Many trade analysts are expecting the movie to do the biggest box office collection of all time.
Reaction for ‘Sultan’ on social media has been incredible Karan johar tweeted, “Saw #Sultan …it’s going to be the HUGEST BLOCKBUSTER till date…no question about it….an unbelievable mainstream experience!!!!!!!.’’
Famous Trade analyst and movie reviewer Taran Adarsh posted the box office collection of the movie, ‘’#Sultan Wed 36.54 cr, Thu 37.32 cr, Fri 31.67 cr, Sat 36.62 cr, Sun 38.21 cr, Mon 15.54 cr. Total: 195.90 cr. India biz. SENSATIONAL!.’’
With the recent controversial comments by Salman Khan, in which he compared his heavy training schedule for the movie to an ordeal of a raped women got serious negative press.
The movie courted another controversy when it got leaked online on Darknet , but fortunately, it didn’t have any adverse effect on the film’s collections. Sultan is also performing well internationally.
Given that it has already broken the record of highest advance booking ever and boasts of the biggest opening weekend of all time, ‘Sultan’ is going great guns. Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial venture is not likely to lose its steam in the weeks to come and is expected to demolish all the other previous records.
Many box office pandits believe that only Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Dangal’ stands a chance to outshine ‘Sultan’ in terms of box office performance. Well that only time will tell! As for now, its ‘Salman’s Sultan’ that is ruling the roost!