Sulthan Movie Review

3.5 / 5.0

Sulthan is an action thriller flick scripted and directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan. “S R Prabhu” and SR Prakash Babu produced the film. Karthik Sivakumar and Rashmika Mandanna play the lead roles. This is the Tamil debut for Rashmika. “Lal,” “Napoleon,” Yogi Babu, Hareesh Peradi, “Sathish,” Ramachandra Raju, “Arjai,” Nawab Shah and “Singampuli” are in the cast. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the BGM and songs are by Vivek Siva and Mervin Solomon. Sathyan Sooryan cranked the camera and “Antony L Ruben” edited the film.


Napoleon is a gangster and some trustworthy people work under him. Karthi is his son and Napoleon’s friend Lal takes care of him. After the death of Napoleon, they make Karthi their head. At the same time, a corporate gives problems to the farmers and Karthi uses his henchmen to help the farmers. He also undertakes a challenge to change all his henchmen and show them the right path. Did he succeed? The rest of the film deals with it.

Star Performance

Karthi had done a lot of roles in his career so far. He excels in romance, action and dance in Sulthan and impresses the audience. Rashmika has got a good role in her debut. Napoleon and Lal are impressive with their experienced performances. Yogi Babu’s comedy is quite okay.


The story is quite interesting and Bakkiyaraj Kannan has chosen the right hero. The screenplay moves at a brisk pace. If the running time is a bit trimmed, it would have been better. The director has rightly mixed the action story with agriculture and entertained the audience. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s BGM is one of the biggest pluses and the songs by Vivek and Mervin are good. The cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan is eye-catching.

What’s There?

  • Neat story, screenplay and direction
  • Performances of the stars are good
  • Songs and BGM add strength to the movie

What’s Not There?

  • The running time should have been trimmed


Sulthan is a good entertainer for all age group audiences. Once again, Karthi impressed the viewers with his natural performance. Sulthan - watchable!