Karthi plays Vikram aka Sulthan, a robotics engineer. Sulthan’s father (Napoleon) plays a do-gooder, a messiah with an army of rowdies (nearly 100 of them) at his disposal.
When a new Police Commissioner vows to make the city crime-free, he comes after the gang managed by Sulthan’s father with the intention of bumping them in an ‘encounter’.
Sulthan intervenes and requests for an opportunity to reform the rowdies but the process isn’t as easy as he had envisioned. Does Sulthan succeed in reforming the rowdies forms the crux of the story.
In spite of borrowing from quite a few films, director Bakkiyaraj Kannan still manages to engage and entertain, making Sulthan a highly predictable but fun action drama.
Karthi is sincere as Sulthan. He gives an earnest performance that offers him to showcase various emotional turns and also does a lot of action.
The actor’s range, without going overboard anywhere, can be seen in the subtle transformation of the character. The film stands out for its action choreography.