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Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saaho did business of more than 300 crores in Indian market
Prabhash's film Saaho had been blockbuster. In the Indian market the film has done business of more than 300 crores in 7 days that includes around 135 crores in Hindi film market. The film has potential of doing business of more than 400 crores in Indian market and total 700 crores in Worldwide market.
Saaho (transl. May victory be yours) is a 2019 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Sujeeth. It was produced by Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati and Bhushan Kumar under their respective banners of UV Creations and T-Series. Filmed simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, it stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, marking the former's Hindi debut and the latter's debut in south Indian cinema. The film follows an expansive criminal syndicate engulfed in a power struggle following the death of their leader all the while intelligence agencies use this to their advantage to take them down once and for all.
Principal photography for Saaho began in August 2017. Filming took place in India, United Arab Emirates, Romania and Austria, and was undertaken with IMAX cameras. Produced on a budget of ₹350 crore, it is one among the most expensive Indian films. The film's soundtrack was composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Ghibran, and released under the banner T-Series.
Saaho was released in India in theatres and in IMAX on 30 August 2019.
4.1 Track list Hindi
4.2 Track list Malayalam
4.3 Track list Tamil
4.4 Track list Telugu
5 Marketing and release
6.1 Critical response
6.2 Box office
8 External links
Roy, crime boss of Waaji City's underworld, is killed in a car accident. Devaraj, the son of a former crime boss, declares himself the next leader of the crime syndicate; he is supported by some members, but opposed by the rest. However, Roy's son Vishwank foils his plans by succeeding his father as the next boss. Vishwank is also determined to unmask his father's murderer and sets out to lead Waaji City.
Roy had to set up a hydroelectric plant in India, but was opposed by the local minister of India, but he managed to get the permission sign on the letter from him. Now, the money of the gangsters are in a ship which gets destroyed in a bomb blast.
The story then turns to India, where a genius thief steals about two trillion rupees with ease. A nationwide manhunt ensues to find the culprit. Undercover agent Ashok Chakravarthy is assigned as head of the manhunt taskforce. Although he initially refuses, he relents after finding out that Amritha Nair, a woman he is infatuated with, will also be on the taskforce. The taskforce uncovers the whereabouts of the thief and traps him during his next robbery, after Amritha and Ashok fall in love. They let the thief take a black box that can open a locker containing treasures at a secure building in Waaji City.
Later, there is a chase in which Amritha, Ashok, and Officer David confront the thief at a bridge. It is then revealed that the thief was actually undercover officer Ashok Chakravarthy and the officer pretender with them is S. N. Saaho who is the actual person committing the robberies. As Saaho escapes with this partner David, Amritha along with the entire Indian justice department is stunned.
Afterwards, it is revealed that Devaraj killed Roy in order to gain power and that the money of the gangsters are with him and that he was the one who planned the blast. Amritha then tracks Saaho all the way to Waaji city and pretends and she is still in love with him but is actually helping Ashok. Meanwhile, Amritha actually falls for him and betrays Ashok. While they are about to kiss, Amritha is shot and taken away by Devaraj. Saaho is forced by Devaraj to give him the black box, but later betrays him as he strikes a deal and gives the black box to Vishwank. Saaho also destroys Devaraj's building and steals the money that he had with him. Amritha is then subsequently saved by Ibrahim, one of Vishwank's associates. Saaho is then chased by Ashok and the police, with Amritha in a helicopter with a sniper, As the sniper is shooting him, Amritha tries to save Saaho by distracting the sniper, but the sniper pushes her towards the very end of the Helicopter, Saaho saves her with a jetpack, but is later arrested by the police.
Kalki, the crime lawyer of the underworld , who was with Vishwank the whole time is revealed to be on Devaraj's side, she accesses the vault with the black box while Amritha locates and chases Alex, a man she met in a bar in Mumbai and Ashok meets up with Vishwank.
Saaho is taken to Devaraj's village where he battles with Devaraj's goons and defeats them easily. Devaraj arrives, And Saaho reveals to him that he is Siddhant Nandan Saaho, The real son of Roy. Vishwank and Alex also reveal this to Ashok and Amritha and Kalki also witnesses a portrait of Roy and Saaho inside the vault, thereby shocking all of them. Saaho kills Devaraj by cutting off his head.
Ibrahim reveals Saaho's real identity to the gang members, and Saaho becomes the next kingpin of the underworld. Some months later, Saaho locates Amritha somewhere in Austria and confesses his love for her, and they share a kiss and hug each other. In a distance, a sniper aims at Saaho as he opens his eye to the danger.
Prabhas as Ashok Chakravarthy/Siddhant Nandan Saaho
Shraddha Kapoor as Amritha Nair
Jackie Shroff as Narantak Roy
Neil Nitin Mukesh as Ashok Chakravarty
Arun Vijay as Vishwank Roy
Chunky Pandey as Devaraj
Vennela Kishore as Goswami
Murali Sharma as David
Lal as Ibrahim
Mandira Bedi as Kalki
Prakash Belavadi as Shinde
Evelyn Sharma as Aisha/Jennifer
Mahesh Manjrekar as Prince
Tinnu Anand as Prithvi Raj
Supreeth as Alex
Kumar Raja Venati
Naveen Varma Ganapathiraju
Jacqueline Fernandez (special appearance in song "Bad Boy")
The film was produced on a budget of ₹350 crore. The film was shot in Austria, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Romania and other parts of Europe. Principal photography began in August 2017. Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff, Lal, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Mandira Bedi were roped in along with the leads, Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. A large part of the budget was spent to shoot the action scenes in the film. International stunt coordinator Kenny Bates was brought in to choreograph the action scenes.
The first schedule of the film, which was in Hyderabad, was completed by October 2017. The second schedule of the film began in December 2017 at Ramoji Film City. According to the producers of the film, Shraddha Kapoor had shot action sequences in the film with heavy weaponry. After a few days, they shifted to Dubai for a month where some of the major action sequences were shot with Prabhas and Neil Nitin Mukesh, while Shraddha Kapoor switched to her next venture, Stree. After shooting half of the film in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dubai, the cast and crew of Saaho began with the fourth schedule of the film in Abu Dhabi in February 2018 and ended within a few weeks. The fifth schedule of the film, also in Abu Dhabi, started in late-February. The sixth schedule of the film began in mid-March in Dubai and Romania. The final leg of film and romantic songs were shot in Innsbruck and in the Tyrol region of Austria.
An action sequence, which features in an exceptionally long period of the screenplay, was shot extensively near the Burj Khalifa; 25 crores from the budget had been spent. Prabhas had gone under rigorous training, which involved cardiovascular and weight training, and plyometric obstacle races. Prabhas praised his co-star Shraddha Kapoor, stating that she was the best choice for her character. She holds a strong character in the film while Prabhas' character is a grey-shaded fictitious role.
He plays the character of a cop which will keep the audience guessing until the end.
The film features some underwater sequences with Prabhas, who had learnt scuba diving in preparation. Prabhas will be dubbing his own lines in the Hindi version while a professional dubbing artist will dub for Shraddha Kapoor in the Telugu version. The film features Neil Nitin Mukesh as the antagonist. Mandira Bedi, who is known for her grey roles on the small screen, will play an out and out negative role in the film also