After months of excitement building up around the project, Yash Raj Films has finally released the first teaser-trailer of their film, Salman Khan-starrer Sultan.
And what do we see in the trailer?
Well, a whole lot of Salman Khan. Wrestling. Or getting ready to wrestle.
The minute-and-a-half long clip begins with Sultan’s tag line — “Wrestling is not a sport, it is about fighting what lies within”. Amid a cloud of sepia-coloured dust, we see a foot stepping onto what we presume is the sandy floor of an akhada. This burly figure, dressed only in pair of tight black briefs, is dragging a heavy concrete weight with a rope.
He pulls some weights and sweat drips picturesquely on the floor. Then he rotates a set of batons over his head, showing off the strength in his arms and shoulders. His muscles ripple — again, in the most photogenic way.
The scene then shifts to a wrestling tournament, where a crowd of fans shout out the names of their favourite champion, as the announcer declares: “Haryana ka sher, Haryana ki shaan, Haryana ki jaan — Sultan Ali Khan”!
Then, we see Sultan — as played by Salman Khan — stepping into the ring. As the crowd chants “Sultan, Sultan”, he charges at his opponent, tackles him around the waist and smacks him down onto the ground.
And then, as he is declared the winner, he poses in the ring and gives his moustache a proud twirl.
If you’re a Salman Khan fan (and you’re quite likely to be) this teaser-trailer will thrill and delight you. If you’re not, you’ll have unwittingly ended up seeing a lot more of Salman Khan’s torso and thighs than you ever intended to.
Not that that’s a bad thing.
Okay, time to let you watch the trailer!