Saaho Movie Review: Prabhas | Shraddha Kapoor
Saaho is Prabhas’s outing movie after a biggest Blockbuster Baahubali 2, Sujeeth direction carries a never seen kind of hype.
Screenplay & Direction
It needs to be said that the makers have come out successfully in keeping the original story line , the film’s core plot, fails to excite since its cliched and hackneyed, to say the least. Sujeeth tries to carve out an action spectacle, which is built on a story that the Telugu audiences have seen an umpteen number of times. Having said that, it needs to be mentioned that the film has seriously good action blocks. The pre-interval portion is one among them and the village fight in the climax portions, also looks wow. However, certain other sequences, do test the patience as they are just about the visual spectacle and without any kind of innovation. The long action sequence that comes average in the second half is one such sequence that’s just prolonging the story. Saaho begins on a good note, suggesting that something exciting is in store. Some of the investigation sequences in the first half are pretty interesting and mental effort has been applied in the writing by bringing in some innovation. But, as the film progresses, especially after the interval twist, it is very easy to predict Whats next?, Saaho turns out to be a messy and uninteresting affair. In the second half, Saaho tries to play an smart acting as per the script but it looks overact. It is fast and pacy but fails to connect with the audiences. There are many twists and there comes a situation when one feels like the writer-director is trying to fool the audiences, every time, he comes with a revelation. The large number of characters and trying to project them as crucial in the narrative, further, add to the wounds of the movie. However, Sujith proves that he is a Knowledgeable filmmaker with the way he has conceived the climax twists. Despite being predictable, the director pulls off those sequences with a parallel narrative, which in turn, keeps the audiences glued. But still, it was too late for such a flash of brilliance to come to the foray.
Prabhas carries his role with easy. Interestingly, his lazy and calm character, add to the hype to his character. There are many moments for Prabhas fans to enjoy in the second half. Shraddha Kapoor has done a good job and initially, one would get a feel that Shraddha Kapoor’s Amritha has a good scope throughout the film, but even her character falls into a predictable zone in the second half. Nevertheless, she has done a fine job. Chunky Pandey’s performance deserves good appreciation. Jackie Shroff is wasted in a pretty simple role. Arun Vijay, Lal, Mandira Bedi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Murali Sharma, Prakash Belavadi, etc., come up with decent performances.
The songs are pretty average and their placements are also disappointing. Only Psycho Saiyaan apt for the narrative. Ghibran’s BGM is inventive and in fact, he infuses some freshness into the path. Madhi’s cinematography works are engaging. The editor has tried to do his best to convey the convoluted narrative in an understandable format. VFX works are only good at parts. Some of them looked pretty ordinary and thus not fitting into the stature of the movie.
Prabhas’s Screen Presence
Clumsy Second Half
Placement Of Songs
Bang bang’, the music bit that pops as a background score probably sums up the film. When you come out of the theatres, only the sounds of the guns blazing and the cars screeching, remain with you. Rest of Saaho is nothing more than a bloated and hackneyed action saga.
Saaho is an Telugu action movie directed by Sujeeth of ‘Run Raja Run’ fame. The movie has Prabhas in the lead role..Prabhas will be seen as a cop, who is lovingly called Saaho (Sahukar). His father is a scientist who created a jet pack and how Saaho used this technology to defeat the drug mafia forms the rest of the story.
After earning a big fan following with the two-part Baahubali series in Tamil Nadu, Prabhas is ready to entertain the viewers with his latest film Saaho which will be released in multiple languages including Tamil on 30 August. The top-class teaser and trailer have given the audience high expectations from Sujeeth-directorial movie.
The craze around the movie is such that the theatrical rights have been acquired by enthusiastic distributors for record prices. However, the rights of Tamil Nadu have been sold for a less amount than Baahubali 2. SPI Cinemas, Screen Scene, Sakthi Films, Vasanth Cine Arts and Vasundra Dev Films will be distributing the film across the state and rights are valued at Rs 20 crore.