Released in 1986, Sultanat was written and directed by Mukul S. Anand. The all-star cast was led by Dharmendra and his son Sunny Deol (their first film together), Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, Tom Alter. It was the debut of blond, blue-eyed Bombay Dyeing-model turned actor Karan Kapoor (son of Shashi Kapoor) and young, newly crowned Miss India, Juhi Chawla.
For its scale and budget, the film was not a hit. Mukul Anand went on to cast Sridevi again in Khuda Gawah that was a roaring success.