Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Arjun Vijay
Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Saaho' has been the talk of the town since the announcement. The trailer teaser and the songs of the film have received a lot of love from all the quarters. The film is considered one of the most anticipated films of the year. The multilingualism action flick is one most expensive films in the history of Indian cinema.
After a large number of pre-release buzz around the film, it has finally hit the theatres on August 30. However, the northern states faced a delay in the release owing to late delivery of 2K prints to theatres. And according to BoxOfficeIndia, 'Saaho' raked in Rs 24 crore on its opening day. The film performed well in Mumbai, Gujarat as well as Marathwada. The collection in the North was less due to the late arrival of the prints.
The report further states that the opening day collection is the third-best of the year in the Hindi market. On the other hand, for a Hindi-dubbed south film, is is the second-best after 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. 'Saaho' has replaced Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0' which was at the second position.
'Saaho' Film Written and directed by Sujeeth, Saaho is the sort of film that pretends to be smarter than it actually is. It has a convoluted plot that?s crammed with twists and turns, and secret identities and big reveals. Yet, when stripped to the bone, it?s ridiculously silly. Jackie Shroff plays Roy, the head of a crime syndicate in a fictional land named Waaji, who is killed the very night he lands in India. Let?s just say the issue of his successor is a complex one. Closer home, meanwhile, the Mumbai police force?s star attraction Ashok (Prabhas) has been tasked with ferreting out a mysterious figure known only as Shadow (and played by Neil Nitin Mukesh), who?s believed to be the brain behind an ingenious theft of Rs 2,000 crores.
For the unversed, initially 'Saaho' was slated for Independence Day release, however, the makers pushed the date as the film was not complete. Also, releasing the film on the same day as Akshay Kumar's 'Mission Mangal' and John Abraham's 'Batla House' would have impacted the collections of 'Saaho'.