We first meet Sultan (played by Salman Khan) in the ring, an enclosed dirt pit onto which he purposefully strides before breaking his opponents’ bones with the brute force of his boulder-like arms. But, Sultan hasn’t always been king of the wrestling.
An aimless cable installer in his small town from Haryana, north of Delhi, he first develops an appetite to fight when he falls hard for the beautiful, English-educated Aarfa (Anushka Sharma). A wrestler herself, with Olympic dreams, Aarfa won’t consider marrying him until he shows some direction in life.
But as he proves his worth, gets the girl he wants, and wins a world title, an unexpected twist of fate knocks out life and he retires from the ring .. until years later, when, presented with the chance to fight again, he sees an opportunity to regain what he has lost, if only he can get his physical body back in shape. There lies the challenge ..