After leaving its great impression at the box office with an incredible collection of over 300 plus score this year, YRF’s another successful production “Sultan” continues to to rule in Hindi Cinema in 2016 with multiple feats.

This time after ruling hearts, the blockbuster co-starring Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Amit Sadh and Randeep Hooda, written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra has been selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 47th International Film Festival of India, 2016.

A still from Sultan

A still from Sultan

Indian Cinema’s legitimate window to the vibrant world of cinema, this festival hosts the most varied and qualitative collection of alluring works of films for the International film fraternity and press in the Indian Panorama section. After screening at the Busan International Film Festival earlier this year, this is Sultan’s second screening at an international film festival.

Set in the heartland of rural India, Sultan offers optimism and equal opportunity for both the genders playing the protagonists, re-setting the norms  of mainstream film narration in India. Director Ali Abbas Zafar said,” Sultan is the story of introspection of the ‘fight within’. As a director, this aspect of the story excited me. I also found it thrilling that love, a universal emotion, plays a pivot role in it.” Adding further to his comment on the film, he said,” Sultan picks a homegrown Indian sport of wrestling and leads it to the evolution to mixed martial arts. It integrates the concept of son of the soil. To have a basket full of emotion like love, happiness, pride, fall, resurrection, redemption and finally glory was difficult but to keep the story story simple was more difficult.”

According to the film’s director and writers, simple stories are always the most difficult to tell which was achieved with Sultan which is most gratifying. At Busan, Sultan got a warm reception and standing ovation at the Open Cinema Section. With the film being screened at IFFI 2016, Sultan has scored another ace for popular, mainstream world of cinema.