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Saaho Movie Review Rating
After a long gap of more than two years, Rebel Star Prabhas made a dashing entry on the screen with Saaho. Expectations are riding high on this thriller, packed with adventure made on an international scale. It is filled with action scenes from international locations, as well. Saaho has been dubbed as the biggest action adventure film in recent years. The big question is, does it meet the expectations of audiences and industry watchers? Will Prabhas take his image as a pan India star established through Baahubali, a notch higher with Saaho? Lets look at the review.
Prabhas, Prabhas, and Prabhas! Whatever the film will earn, every penny that money will be because of him. But his fans are in for a rude shock because the film does gross injustice to his image, talent, and stardom. Except for some action scenes and songs, Prabhas’ usual swag and demeanor were missing. He looked odd in many scenes which his female fan following will not digest. Even in terms of characterization, it is nothing new for the Tollywood audience.
Shraddha Kapoor looks divine and acted ably, but her poorly written character didn’t allow to make her any impact. All her romantic scenes with Prabhas are a BIG BORE.
Murali Sharma has got a meaty role, and he did justice. Special mention must be made about Chunkey Pandey who is effective as the evil villain. Others just come and go as per the script’s convenience. Comedy by Vennela Kishore falls flat on its face
Positives : Interval Twist Pre-Climax Action Block Two Songs
Ghibran’s BGM is simply brilliant, and it takes many ordinary scenes also breathless. Dialogues, also written by Sujeeth, are tiktok material. Sample this, “Mogavallu meeke intha swaardham unte, mimmalni kanna aadavallam maakentha undali” Uff, writing such cheesy lines in 2019 is cringeworthy. Editing is also in bad shape what with Saaho running for almost three hours with not more than 2 or 3 impactful scenes. Sreekar Prasad seems to have just followed the Director’s instructions.
The producers have spent a lot of money, but that doesn’t come across as engaging content for the audience and that what matters in the end.
Cinematography by Madhi is one of the highlights of the technical works in the movie. His camera angles, his vision is no less than any Hollywood DOP. It won’t be wrong to say that the technical standards of Saaho are world-class, and the producers have spent a bomb on making this movie happen. But still, we can see many glitches in terms of VFX and CGI. The helicopter scene and the climax fight can give tough competition to Komaram Puli Graphic scenes. Even after taking so long to make the film, Saaho doesn’t turn out to be a polished project in spite of spending more than 300 crores.
The first half of the movie sails flatly with boring scenes but the film picks up the pace before interval. The second half doesn’t get any better with one action scene thrown after another on the face of the audience, which tests their patience. When the story and screenplay don’t engage the audience, no amount of action, VFX, CGI, songs can save a film. Prabhas will repent for accepting this project because it was his golden chance to become a Pan-India star with Saaho. If the film had turned out at least to be an average, Prabhas fans would have dragged it to the HIT status. With this content, Saaho will burn a huge hole in the pockets of buyers and makers. The film will be a washout in B, C centers and after the initial euphoria dies down, Saaho will end up as a very costly mistake in the careers of everyone associated with the movie.
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