Director Bakkiyaraj Kannan made his debut with Sivakarthikeyan's Remo. For his second film, he joined hands with Karthi and Rashmika Mandanna. Titled Sulthan, the film released in theatres on April 2 and ran successfully for nearly three weeks. It was pulled out of theatres when the government had to close it on April 26 due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. Now, Sulthan is all set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar from May 2 onwards, one month after its theatrical release.
Karthi said, "Sulthan is the perfect combination of action, drama, and commercial entertainment. Its strong and captivating theme of family and brotherhood captured my interest immediately and I didn’t think twice before accepting the film. The movie showcases multiple shades of my character, and portraying the role of Sulthan with his 100 brothers was a one-of-a-kind experience because shooting with so many people was challenging. The overwhelming response that the movie has received so far has been heartening, and I am glad that millions of audiences will now be able to watch Sulthan from their homes safely.”