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Saaho movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Saaho, starring Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Panday among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 31, 2019 6:56:52 am
Saaho review Saaho movie review: All eyes on Prabhas.

Two years after the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, Prabhas is back on the silver screen with much-anticipated action thriller Saaho. Helmed by Sujeeth, the film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Murali Sharma among others.

In Saaho, Prabhas plays an undercover police officer who is out to investigate a robbery of Rs 2000 crore in Mumbai. He fights criminals like a pro and with Hollywood’s action director Kenny Bates directing the action sequences, Saaho promises to be an extravagant spectacle for moviegoers. Shraddha plays Amrita Nair, a crime branch officer and Prabhas’ love interest in the movie.

Also Read | Saaho movie review: A damp squib

Talking about the making of Saaho, Prabhas had said, “For one action scene, the producers spent about Rs 75 crore. World’s best technicians, Kenny Bates and Peng Zhang (Hollywood stunt directors), many masters from India and a lot of planning went into making this film. More than the actors, it was the technical crew that did a lot of planning.”

The film has got a phenomenal advance booking and trade analysts are expecting it to be the biggest film of the year.

Also Read | Saaho box office prediction

Going by the early estimates, Saaho will open at the box office with a collection of Rs 60-70 crore in all the languages. It is releasing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.

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Read all the updates about Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saaho. Read the updates in Malayalam.

18:44 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Final 30-45 mins packed with action'

For @Srinu_Rasamalla, Saaho is a a good watch.  His tweet read, "#Saaho #Tollywood movie 💪
1st half - intro & Interval twist 👌 2nd half - Superb & final 30-45 mins is packed actions from #Prabhas Proud to say Telugu maker's @madhie1 DOP great, @sujeethsign gud job @GhibranOfficial BGM 👌👌 @UV_Creations @ShraddhaKapoor"

18:34 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Prabhas is only saving grace'

@MohanPaul7 tweeted, "Totally unconvincing movie with boring screenplay... Only saving grace is #Prabhas and action sequences.. Strictly one time watchable #Saaho #Saahoreview #SaahoInCinemas"

18:27 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Don't get bothered by negative reviews'

Nagesh V under the Twitter user name of @nageshvchethan wrote, "I'm totally don't know why this much of negative reviews for #Saaho movie it's not a disaster movie action VFX making was extraordinary with brilliant acting by #Prabhas and @ShraddhaKapoor so don't bothered about negative reviews go watch in ur nearest theatre @SaahoOfficial"

18:14 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Definitely watchable'

@nadupuri tweeted, "#Saaho Watched Saaho for d 2nd time on IMAX Screen. For some reason, I felt it a bit better thn d 1st time watch.Definitely Watchable. 🔥 Special mention for BGM. It's extraordinary frm Ghibran 🔥 Stunt sequences well Choreographed apart frm few tacky VFXscenes Watch it on IMAX"

17:54 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Clever screenplay'

@Im_rakesh3 tweeted, "Finally #saaho movie is full of twists n little bit confusion... But content is well #strongacting #powerfulvisuals #actionpacked I hope all must enjoy it... Last climax 30mins is goosebumps... It's such ah brilliant and clever screenplay..."

17:41 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Best Indian action movie'

@rr26official tweeted, "#Saahoreview Hogya I.. watching #Saaho Best ever Indian action,thriller pack movie I have ever watched Top ka action tha.. 💥 Interval and pre climax action sequences murderrr masss🔥 best visuals💕 Wishing the entire team A Huge Blockbuster👍 #Saahoreview ⭐⭐⭐⭐"

17:22 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Prabhas' Hindi is terrible'

A Twitter used named, @RaoJac wrote, "#Saaho #Saahoreview flop flop flop... We now know actors are not above the script and director.  Prabhas hindi terrible. U can't sit in theatre. Dailogue like : kya karai wo...laughable...acting 0. Saara Bahubali ka mazaa kirkira kar diya"

17:02 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Indian cinema has learned how to execute world class action'

@BHASKARAGNIHOT tweeted, "Seeing what happened with #Saaho I just hope #War is something that really matches the hype it has generated.Indian Cinema has learned how to execute World Class Action Sequences,we have top technicans,VFX experts but we still need to learn how to develop Stories,Ideas,Execution."

16:36 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Saaho: Our verdict

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her Saano review, "Prabhas is perfectly suited to throwing sharp things at tattooed guys built like trucks, and mowing down a phalanx of heavies without expending too much effort. And he does have an ability to underplay and be droll."

Also read | Saaho movie review: A damp squib

16:20 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Fantastic Action'

@SKNonline wrote on Twitter, "Liked the fantastic action part (Never before in any Indian film) #Prabhas screen presence & thrilling twists of #Saaho film last 30 mins is fantastic @UV_Creations making standards are international level. WATCH the action on big screens."

16:09 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Sahoo opens with bumper occupancy'

Sumit Kadel shared earlier today, "#Sahoo Opens with BUMPER occupancy at the box office. AP/TL- 90-95% occupancy. TN/Kerela/Karnataka- 50-60% occupancy. North hindi belt (Hindi lang)- 40% occupancy."

15:47 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Best ever Indian action movie'

"Done watching #Saaho. Best ever Indian action movie I have ever watched. Top notch action sequences💥. Interval and pre climax action sequences murderrr masss🔥. Best directing with best visuals💕. Wishing the entire team A Huge Blockbuster👍. #Saahoreview," tweeted @anandasam_.

15:31 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Pathetic VFX in the entire film'

Sumit Kadel wrote on his Twitter account, "It would be a researching subject for all the trade analysts to figure out ₹ 350 cr budget spent on what? Pathetic VFX in the entire film. Torture of Highest proportion #Saaho is."

15:08 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Visuals are breathtaking'

"#Saahoreview Early : End of 1st half and yes #Saaho is definitely worth of the hype. Visuals are breathtaking and the interval bang is awesome. #Prabhas carries his macho image and is excellent and @ShraddhaKapoor too performs well. Supporting cast too are good esp. @apnabhidu," wrote @FilmlineReview on Twitter.

14:48 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Saaho should be kept in the Hollywood’s museum'

Kamaal R Khan wrote on his Twitter account, "#Saaho is such a fantastic film that it should be kept in the Hollywood’s museum as a sign of worst film ever made in the history of this world. A challenge should be given to script writers around the world that whoever will understand it during next 100Yrs, will get ₹2000Cr."

14:35 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Overly long'

Kaushik LM shared via his Twitter account, "#Saaho 2nd half - The final 30-45 mins is packed with all the action we expect, with 'boom' & 'showtime' moments from #Prabhas. The action scenes are over the top, highly ambitious & border on superhuman. Lotsa twists, turns. @GhibranOfficial's pulsating BGM👌🔥 Overly long!" He also added,"#Saaho - Apart from #Prabhas (in a swag-macho role with many mysterious shades to thrill his fans till the very end), @arunvijayno1 also scores high in another unpredictable character.. @NeilNMukesh gets his scoring moments too." Kaushik LM suggests, "#Saaho -Better to go and watch the film without taking in any of the huge pre-release expectations and hype. Also, it'll be better to avoid comparing the film's action with Hollywood biggies. The lonngg runtime is also a drawback; the team could've trimmed off the romance & stuff."

14:14 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Saaho: Our verdict

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Saaho one and a half stars. She wrote in her review, "Everything a thriller needs is in here. You settle down to 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

14:00 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Tedious and Tiresome'

@MovieCrow took to Twitter to share, "#SaahoReview - Tedious and Tiresome. Too many paperboard characters with unclear characterization and motivation. Confusing screenplay is marred by relentless action sequences. Prabhas' presence lacks the spark."

13:40 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Prabhas just nailed it'

@KollywoodStreet posted on Twitter, "#Saahoreview 3.75/5. First Half slow and pre intervel is just Awesome. Second Half Highly packaged with Action👌 #Prabhas Just Nailed it ! Sureshot Blockbuster #Saaho #SaahoMania #WorldSaahoDay #Sahoo."

13:21 (IST)30 Aug 2019
'Confusing Story'

"#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," wrote Sumit Kadel on his Twitter account.

Talking to indianexpress.com, Prabhas shared the meaning of the film's title and what made him say yes to it. "We say Jai-ho, right? Saaho is something similar along those lines. Sujeeth narrated the story even before the Baahubali release. I liked the compelling screenplay, which is full of twists and turns. For every ten minutes, you’ll have a ‘surprise’. Of course, we’ve taken a few cinematic liberties here and there. I believed in Sujeeth. Saaho is his second film, but he was never tense. He’s a cool guy," he said.

Prabhas Shraddha Kaopoor Prabhas starrer Saaho marks Shraddha Kapoor's South Cinema debut.

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Shraddha Kapoor, who also trained for intense action sequences for Saaho, had shared how she enjoyed the thrill of doing them. She said, "This is the first time I am doing this kind of action. It was on another level all together. It was amazing as we always had experts on sets. It was more adventurous than scary. Since it is the biggest action film from India, the action sequences in the film are in true sense unbelievable. Now, I leave it for people to see it to believe it."

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