So this is the first movie where Salman Khan takes off his shirt and everyone including Khan shudders Portraying Sultan who goes from being fit and lean to a gloomy middle-aged paunch-burdened man Khan performs with elan and unhappiness.
his acting giving Sultan a nice rounded punch Rewari lad Sultan Salman falls in love with wrestling champion Aarfa (Anushka) who tells him no ganwaar lacking a goal can win her. Sultan determinedly joins Aarfa’s father’s akhaara – the scene where he switches from ‘Barkat bhai’ to ‘uncle’ is fun – and trains so hard, he wins every championship and Aarfa’s heart.
But when Sultan wins the Olympics, he loses his head and in his arrogance, loses Aarfa and more. The only way Sultan can win Aarfa – and his own identity – back is by competing in entrepreneur Akash Oberoi’s (Amit) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament.
But can the desi wrestler, now overweight and broken-spirited, compete against the world’s toughest judo, karate and capoeira champions? Salman gives a fighting performance, his character graph moving plausibly from a cheery
everyday loojer to a determined athlete, an arrogant star, a crushed, depressed, lonely guy. Anushka plays her familiar feisty girl, with a rustic twang and self-control, but fairly little change