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Sultanat (Review) : This three hours worth of torture should be avoided at all costs says Momin Ali Munshi

Movie Name:Sultanat

Release Date: 29 July 2014

Director: Syed Faisal Bukhari

Review by: Momin Ali Munshi

Rating: 1/5 stars

Ever since the film “Sultanat” has released, the general public has been divided into two very strong groups with opposing viewpoints on the quality of the film. So before I get to the review, let me very necessarily be a little self descriptive as I assume that some of you might already have your knives pointed at me after reading the title of this post.  The fact is that I love Masala entertainers! I love films with glamour, latka jhatakas, exotic locations, and a great cast. But according to this logic “Sultanat” should have had a raving review from me, right? Also, Why I have mentioned all this information about myself you ask? Well here goes.

As I have previously mentioned in almost all of my reviews, Pakistani Films, today, cater to two very different markets. There are the social drama/high concept films which I call “multiplex wali film” and then there are the masala entertainers which I call “circuit ki film”. For example the recently released film “The System” was a “circuit ki film” while the other recently released film “Tamanna” was a “multiplex wali film”. It’s pretty much a fact that the audience of one kind of cinema does not like the film made for the other audience and vice versa. However, every once in a while there comes a “Bol” or a “Waar” which changes the rules and is termed as a game-changer, but other than that the rules I mentioned are very much intact.


(Guest Article) Sultanat: The curtain raiser.

A few Skimpy clothed women dancing to the tunes of item songs. Loud gunshots. Plush mansions, and a hell lot of action…Oh! And how can I forget…loads and loads of ‘melo-drama’. That’s what we can expect from this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr release, Sultanat.

Sultanat is an upcoming Pakistani film directed by Syed Faisal Bukhari, who is widely acknowledged in the world behind camera in Pakistan as someone of a master cinematographer with awe-inspiring framing in his movies as his specialty. He has some fascinating soaps like Mehndi Wale Hath and Mil Ke Bhi Hum Na Mil Sake to his credit, plus he was the man behind the action blockbuster Bhai Log released in 2011.