P.S. Don't try it. It works only for Salman Khan!
Making your film earn 300 crore nett in five weeks is nothing less than an art. Why we say so because, despite making plethora of records and with a majority of people watching it within a few days of release, you have to keep the momentum going and claim more money. Yesterday, Salman Khan's Sultan entered the 300 crore club and became the second film of his to do so after Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Every film of the actor earns a lot of money but only these two managed to earn 300 crore. Why? Good question and we think we have the answer staring at our face. Let us explain it better.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan stripped Salman Khan off all his shenanigans. He was Pawan, an honest person, a Lord Hanuman devotee who likes to live life righteously. No larger than life appeal or quirks. A genuine human being who believes in doing things which are right. When he bumps into this little mute kid who lost her way to India from Pakistan, he makes it his mission to take her back home, come what may. There was a human connect, a lovely friendship between an adult and a kid. And he was so convincing as the truthful Pawan that people took instant liking for him. It was very earthy and raw, nothing fashionable or stylish about him. Yes he bashed up a lot of goons but he got bashed up in return as well.
Now coming to Sultan. Nothing can get fiercely rooted to Indian soil than wrestling because you actually need to get yourself dirty in this sport. Salman Khan played a Haryanvi wrestler, complete with the values of that world and with the lingo in place too. There was nothing stylish about his character. He even flaunted a paunch, in a day and age when morphed six pack abs can happen with a snap of a finger. After all, what is VFX for! But Salman kept the portrayal sincere and that was completely relatable. An out of ring wrestler is bound to get flabs at all the wrong places and no attempt was made by him to curb that. That's where people connected more.
You can see how both the films had a simpleton hailing from a remote area who made things happen. That's where the connect lies we feel. After all, it's the regular people who go and watch his movies and such portrayals make it even more realistic. No wonder both the film made 300 crore. Not everyone can become a stylish thief like in Kick.
Now even Kabir Khan's Tubelight has Salman playing a slow learner, someone who takes time to understand things. We loved Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in a similar character. Salman would be seen hailing from a small town in this film as well. Clearly, with Bajrangi Bhaijaan behind him, Kabir would want a film to repeat the success and with Salman Khan in a role like that, he might even achieve it.
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