CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 51 Mins
Release Date: 30-08-2019
Banner: UV Creations
Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay, Murli Sharma, Jackie Shroff, Chunkey Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vennela Kishore, Supreeth and Others
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Baadshah, Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa
Background Music: Ghibran
Cinematography: R Madhie
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
Producers: Vamsi, Pramod
Written and Directed by Sujeeth
Mumbai city is stunned with three back to back robberies. Ashok Chakravarthi (Prabhas) is appointed as a special officer to crack the case. He gets a team that also has Amrita Nair (Shraddha Kapoor). How their investigation leads to Jai (Neil Nithin Mukesh)? And finally, how it all ties up with the death of Roy (Jackie Shroff) and his son Vishwank (Arun Vijay), who are part of a mafia syndicate?
Young Rebel Star Prabhas is back on the big screen after more than two years. His last two movies were fantasy period flicks which make his return with Saaho all the more special. Prabhas is back in trendy and slick look. Right from the first frame, it is difficult to take eyes off him on screen. He is that magnetic and arresting screen presence wise.
In Saaho, Prabhas gets a perfect role to explore his fun and action side with a little dash of romance. He gives a performance that highlights all these emotions reliably. When a particular twist happens in the second half, one feels it because Prabhas makes it believable. Regarding action, Prabhas is incredible. He has performed breathtaking stunts and fights, which is sure to leave one awed.
Shraddha Kapoor is a perfect foil to Prabhas concerning the onscreen imagery. She plays the calm but bubbling with energy girl with élan. Her pairing with Prabhas is a delight to watch. Small moments are brought alive due to their crackling chemistry. Saaho is a perfect entry into the Telugu cinema for the actress.
Neil Nithin Mukesh and Arun Vijay are the two other young heroes who play vital characters in Saaho. They are given good roles that drive the narrative forward in exciting directions. Both also provide a crucial twist to the plot and essential junctures.
Murali Sharma and Vennela Kishore provide the fun whereas seniors Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjreakar and Lal bring their experience into play and give adequate support as pillars to the plot. Mandira Bedi and Evelyn Sharma, are okay.
Gets a bit confusing at times
Run Raja Run fame Sujeeth is back after a few years with a monumentally significant second out. It is a more than three hundred crores expensive product made in multiple languages and getting a pan-India release. What more, he has a star, like Prabhas at his disposal.
Sujeeth has taken a simple story in Saaho and weaves his magic through screenplay in Saaho. It is the screenplay that grabs our attention and holds the interest throughout the narrative with its many twists.
Without wasting any time, Sujeeth takes us straight into the world of mafia at the start of the film itself. He then brings a different dimension to it by adding the cop angle. It results in a fun and captivating entertainment. The whole sequence leading to the catching of thief during the pre-interval mark is a perfect example.
After a neat interval bang, Sujeeth proceeds by revealing more exciting turns in the tale. The bigger action spectacle is stored in this half. The whole Dubai chase sequence is never before visualized adrenaline-pumping larger than life action in Indian cinema.
The grand mass fight is reserved at the end. It is followed by another round of twists that is sure to make fans go bonkers. Without revealing much, we have to say Prabhas is the boss when it comes to those parts.
Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Badshah, and Shankar Ehsan Loy have composed the blockbuster music. Ghibran gives an outstanding background score. He has again come up with extraordinary work. The cinematography by R Madhi is world-class. It provides the movie with an extremely polished look. The editing by A Sreekar Prasad holds the entire narrative together without letting the audience lose track of the proceedings. The action scenes are world-class, and the stunt master deserves all the credit for going ahead with them to give an epic cinematic experience.
Finally, the producers, Vamshi Krishna Reddy, and Pramod Uppalapati deserve all the praise in the world for backing content like this. They have helped the team go ahead with an uncompromised vision. It reflects in the final scheme of things visually. It takes guts, dedication, passion, and hard work to give that output.
Finally, Saaho is the big-screen action-adventure that can be thoroughly enjoyed only in cinemas. Its whole appeal lies there. Saaho is, therefore, an unmissable affair.
Bottom line: King Size Thrilling Entertainer