Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s multilingual actioner Saaho has opened with a bang. Its Hindi version earned Rs 24.40 crore on Day 1, while across all languages, it had a gross opening of more than Rs 130 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#Saaho has a superb Day 1… Prabhas’ superstardom post #Baahubali2 + hype surrounding the biggie + excellent advance bookings ensured fantastic numbers… Day 2 and 3 biz crucial to pack a solid weekend total… Fri ₹ 24.40 cr Nett BOC. India biz. #Hindi version.”
The film’s official Twitter account shared, “BLOCKBUSTER Beginning for the biggest action entertainer of the year! #Saaho collects 130 CR+ gross worldwide on Day 1!”
Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma are also part of the film’s cast.
While speaking to Indianexpress.com, trade analyst Girish Johar had said earlier, “The expectations from Saaho are pretty much high especially down south because Prabhas is a megastar and he has got a massive following over there. In Hindi also, he has a familiar and comfortable tracking among his fans and he has the biggest hit Baahubali to his credit. The pre-release trends suggest Saaho will have an excellent start at the box office.”
“Predominantly, Saaho will have a huge wave at the south box office but in Hindi also the makers are planning to have a wide release in over 3500 screens which shows the craze among the exhibitors and the audience,” he added.
Read all the latest updates about Prabhas starrer Saaho.
'Lovely' chemistry between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in Saaho
A Twitter user Harsh Ranaut posted, "Just watched #Saaho amazing movie. The chemistry of @ShraddhaKapoor mam nd #Prabhas sir is lovely. #Saahoreview ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Don't listen to critics. Please go nd watch the movie."
Saaho is 2019's biggest disappointment?
Saaho continues to evoke extreme reactions. Trade analyst Sumit kadel was pretty down on this Prabhas starrer. He tweeted, "#Saaho is 2019 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT. Plus- Prabhash Screen presence Minus- bad performances of too many characters ,Confusing Story, Extremely boring laughable screenplay,mediocre action ,terrible direction & so many bad songs. Watch at your own risk. Rating- ⭐️ #SaahoReview."
Saaho is a one man show?
Laalu Makhija tweeted, "#Saaho PRABHAS- ONE MAN SHOW go with normal Expectations. Enjoy your weekend."
Here is what the audiences have to say about Saaho
Saaho is a 'visually spectacular feast'
Ajay Bhupathi wrote on Twitter, "Ignore the irrational negativity spreading on the movie. #Saaho is a visually spectacular feast to #Prabhas die-hard fans. Can watch it multiple times especially for Darling's magnificent screen presence. I loved it ❤."
Saaho is second Indian film after Baahubali: The Conclusion to open with Rs 100 crore gross
Saaho has become the only second Indian film after Prabhas' own Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to earn more than Rs 100 crore in gross on the opening day. A tweet from AndhraBoxOffice.Com read, "#Saaho Only 2nd Film in Indian Cinema History to open with 100 Cr "Gross" in India Alone!. Others Don't have one including Worldwide Figures!. #Baahubali2 and now #Saaho. One & Only #Prabhas."
Saaho is a hit overseas too
Prabhas' Saaho is rocking not only the Indian box office, but it is luring large number of moviegoers to theatres abroad as well. A tweet from Telugu360 read, "North America First Day #SAAHO Gross : ₹ 10 Crore 50 Lakhs / $1.5M ( Including Premier Shows ) #SaahoT360 #SaahoCollections."
Saaho becomes the third biggest Hindi opener of 2019
Saaho is the third biggest Hindi opener this year so far. Its Hindi version is behind only Salman Khan's Bharat and Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote in another tweet, "Top 5 *Day 1* biz... 2019 releases...
1. #Bharat ₹ 42.30 cr [Wed]
2. #MissionMangal ₹ 29.16 cr [Thu]
3. #Saaho [#Hindi] ₹ 24.40 cr [Fri]
4. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
5. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
Nett BOC. India biz. #Hindi films only."
Saaho (Hindi version) opens with Rs 24.40 crore
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Saaho has a superb Day 1... Prabhas’ superstardom post #Baahubali2 + hype surrounding the biggie + excellent advance bookings ensured fantastic numbers... Day 2 and 3 biz crucial to pack a solid weekend total... Fri ₹ 24.40 cr Nett BOC. India biz. #Hindi version."
Saaho leaked online
Saaho, starring Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Chunky Panday, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mahesh Manjrekar Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma among others, is the latest victim of piracy website Tamilrockers.
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Neil Nitin Mukesh hits back
Waise Pathak ji. Aap kaun hai pata nahi aur Janna bhi nahi chahta. But Is this the best way YOU seek attention haha. Let me tell you one thing. I’ve survived for 12 years without Godfathers and I will keep surviving. https://t.co/gVPgYuLeIb— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) August 30, 2019
Sahoo star Neil Nitin Mukesh hits back at journalist who wondered why the actor is still being offered films.
100 crore opening?
Ramesh Bala took to Twitter and wrote, "#Saaho registers 100 cr+ gross opening in #India alone on Day 1.."
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Saaho music review
Saaho's lack of cohesion in production, vocals and instrumentation may well be a too-many-cooks situation, but the album does have some bits where it shines.
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Saaho: Second highest opener?
Trade analyst Girish Johar posted on Twitter, "Job Done ! #Prabhas @ShraddhaKapoor. #Saaho Non Festive, Non Holiday. 6000+ screens all langs, getting 20crs +++ from Hindi!!!!! 50crs +++ from South, eyeing 100crs global gboc. maybe 2nd Highest EVER start. Now Day 2 handing over to Director, Writer & Technicians"
Sabu Cyril on Saaho
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sabu Cyril said, "Our movies have never seen anything like this. It took a lot of time to work on the sets because we needed them to be real and perfect. We hired VFX supervisor Kamalakannan and his 20-member team as well. We wanted to give the audience the best. From skyscrapers to unique action sequences, everything has been made on a mammoth scale. International stunt director Kenny Bates choreographed the action sequences. For example, there’s this chopper scene, shot in Italy, involving risky helicopter stunts, for which the team flew to Europe."
'Saaho is the flattest film ever'
A user @rohithaashv tweeted, "Safe to say the dust over #Saaho has settled. The biggest problem with this film is not that it is not up to the mark script/presentation wise but the fact that makers deceived us so much through promotions etc. I firmly believe the film is not made on a budget of 350 Cr. We have seen clippings from the film called “teasers”, which are nowhere in the film. This earlier happened with #Spyder where the shot from a teaser was nowhere to be seen in the film. It completely misguided the viewers and I think is just not done. And everybody saying #Saaho was a headache, please, it wasn’t even that. It’s the flattest film ever. It’s not too loud. Doesn’t have too much carnage either. It’s just flat."
Saaho fail to impress
All those years Sujeeth waited for Prabhas to complete Baahubali films, he could have worked on his drafts and added some value to his narration. The film feels like an overstretched foreplay leading to a climax, marked by a lengthy but interesting action set piece. The brilliantly composed chase and ensuing fistfights at the end are the only saving grace of this mammoth production.
Saaho takes a fantastic opening worldwide?
"#Saaho takes a fantastic opening worldwide on day 1, despite mixed reviews thanks to #PrabhasPower #Prabhas @ShraddhaKapoor @sujeethsign @NeilNMukesh @arunvijayno1 @UV_Creations @TSeries @CtcMediaboy," Sreedhar Pillai said via Twitter.
Saaho's performance in Andhra Pradesh
Ramesh Bala took to Twitter and wrote, "#Saaho Day 1 Shares - AP: #Guntur - ₹ 4.70 Crs #UA - ₹ 3.77 Crs #Krishna - ₹ 2.51 Crs Non-Baahubali2 Topper"
'Saaho better earn like a gazillion crores'
Forbes' Scott Mendelson shared on Twitter, "Okay, so #Saaho better earn like a gazillion crores in theaters this weekend, or I just severely wasted three hours of my life seeing that it (admittedly glorious) IMAX 2-D."
Saaho: Our verdict
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review, "Everything a thriller needs is in here, and you settle down, fully prepared for a non-stop, breathless, firing-from-all-cylinders ride. But Saaho turns out to be a damp squib."
Also Read | Saaho movie review: A damp squib
Saaho to earn Rs 24 crore in Hindi belt?
Film distributor and trade analyst Raj Bansal wrote on Twitter, "Despite negative reports #Saaho records a impressive collections on Day1 in Hindi. Collects ₹24 Cr."
'Felt like watching an Hollywood film'
Director Maruthi tweeted, "Watched #Saaho. Felt like watching an Hollywood film. Especially last half n hour is NEXT LEVEL. #Darling #Prabhas is a every household person further, nice screen play by @sujeethsign & @UV_Creations men with steel balls. Thanks to Hiking the bar of #TeluguCinema"
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'Saaho is a grand vision filled with so much of hard work'
Director Karthick Naren posted on Twitter, "#Saaho is a grand vision filled with so much of hard work. Respect to the entire team for pulling it off. Feeling so happy for you @arunvijayno1 sir, you were on fire"
Saaho to earn big in Telugu states
"Phenomenal box office numbers reported for #Saaho in AP, Nizam and North territories on day one. Better than #2PointO in Hindi, huge," Rajasekar said via Twitter.
Saaho to earn Rs 4 crore in Chennai?
Film trade analyst Kaushik LM shared on Twitter, "Very early estimates for opening day #Saaho TN gross is close to 4 CR.. Very Good Opening..#Prabhas standing tall in Thamizh Nadu as well"
'Thoroughly enjoyed Saaho'
A user @KartikDayanand wrote on Twitter, "What fun!!! Thoroughly enjoyed #Saaho. It's a unique experience. I am going to watch it again for sure. I am not kidding, and neither am I a psycho. Forget the opening weekend; this film is going to continue smashing box office records. Don't believe the negative reviews."
Saaho to earn Rs 100 crore?
Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, "Despite mixed reviews, #Saaho is looking at a 100 cr opening today.. Day 1.. Humongous.."