Salman Khan starrer Sultan was an epic blockbuster in India as it grossed over 300 crore. Now it has also received a great response in overseas.
The film was recently screened at Busan International Film Festival which is often considered as Asia's own Cannes. It has won hearts in South Korea screened at the Open Cinema Section as there was a huge turnout of the audience. Reportedly it made a tremendous impact with its universal story of the ups and downs of a sportsperson. The audience found the film easy to relate due to its value and core message.
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar was overwhelmed by the warm response to the film. This was the second screening for Sultan at Busan, with the first screening also drawing in wide interactivity from a local audience of movie lovers and peers. Speaking here, Ali Abbas Zafar said,
"Sultan is a sports film, but it is also talking about all of other things. It’s talking about the husband-wife relationship, it’s talking about an underdog story and it’s talking about a loser. And it gives you hope. Sports is just a metaphor for life.”
Loved by audiences across the world, Sultan is a huge success at Busan. Going forward, Yash Raj Films plans to release Dum Laga Ke Haisha in November, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan in December and Sultan in February 2017 in South Korea for the native audience.
The grand success of Sultan has given the confidence to Bollywood producers and distributors for releasing more films in the South Korea.