Verdict: Darling Prabhas hits it out of the stadium with daredevil stunts.
Well, the wait is over and the day has finally come for Prabhas’ die-hard fans to witness their idol in theatres with an unadulterated mammoth action experience that is Saaho. Basking in the glory of the unparalleled box office records that Baahubali set, the makers of Saaho have ensured through their pre-promotional activities that Saaho is a befitting flick to follow. Saaho has to fill Baahubali’s shoes, which made Prabhas a household name among the audience across the world. We expect nothing less than a spectacular affair from Sujeeth, one of the youngest directors in the tinsel town.
What’s Saaho About:
Ashok Chakravarthy (Prabhas) is an undercover cop and is given a task to nab the gang behind a Rs. 2000 crore bank robbery. Amritha Nair (Shraddha Kapoor) is his fellow cop from the Crime Branch and they work together to crack the case. As the clues link to many gang lords based in Waaji City, a fictitious place. Through this investigation Ashok and Amritha uncover the mystery of a black-box that holds the key to a locker in Waaji City filled with a fortune. Will the cops succeed or will the gangsters?
Saaho has Prabhas written all over it. Undoubtedly, he has carried the movie on his shoulders with unmatched suaveness and panache. Saaho delivers what was promised. It’s a one-of-a-kind action entertainer, rarely witnessed in Telugu cinema, and the chase sequences are at par with the standards set in Hollywood. Prabhas has proved yet again that he is no more a one-movie wonder and is here to stay in their hearts. Shraddha Kapoor has pulled off her role with sheer beauty and is a treat to watch. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Vennela Kishore, Murli Sharma, Mahesh Manjrekar, Chunky Panday, Mandira Bedi, Tinnu Anand, Arun Vijay, Evelyn Sharma and Lal were impressive in their respective roles as was the rest of the cast. Much like his debut directorial, Run Raja Run, Sujeeth believed in the strength of his screenplay and has adapted the same on a much larger scale through Saaho. The background score by Ghibran is out of the box and has given a mesmeric touch to this action thriller. Madhi’s visuals are at par with any movie made in Hollywood and Sreekar Prasad’s stylish edit cuts has brought the best out of Saaho. UV creations has spared no expense, which is a gutsy movie and they have done it with aplomb.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The content seems to have taken a back seat, especially during the first half, when compared with the high production values set by the makers.
Why You Should Watch:
Fans of Darling Prabhas, who have waited two long years to be served a delicious treat, simply cannot miss Saaho. For rest of the moviegoers who wish to watch Saaho, be prepared to witness some killer, adrenaline-pumped action sequences that you rarely get to see in Indian cinema.
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