Brains and brawns
Karthi is raised by a a group of hardened criminals and he loves them as his own brothers. However, he is not into violence.
Following the demise of his father (Napolean) the responsibility of taking care of these men falls on the shoulder of Karthi.
He tries to change their ways which is not an easy job. Was Karthi successful in his mission and how did he do it forms the rest of the story.
Director Bakkiyaraj Kannan has impressed with his writing and bringing it on the screen. The writing keeps hooked despite the story’s arcs being familiar. Every sub-plot helps to take the narrative forward.
There are enough mass moments in the movie to keep the audience engaged. There are a few emotional scenes as well. The way in which Karthi handles his ‘brothers’ are neatly written.
Doing such intense roles are not new to Karthi and he has once again excelled in it. Rashmika Mandhana makes a decent debut in Tamil cinema.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is top notch and Sathyan Sooriyan’s cinematography is one of the highlights. Songs by Vivek-Mervin are hummable. The antagonists in the movie are the weakest link in the story. Overall, ‘Sulthan’ is a good mass masala entertainer.