Saaho Movie Review: Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s film will leave the audience quizzing 'sahu kaise’

Saaho Review: After winning the hearts with his macho yet loveable character in Baahubali, Prabhas is back with what was touted as the magnus opus of his career – Saaho. It's the kind of film which reviewers have to bear so that we could save some of you from it.
Saaho Movie Review: Prabhas Saaho Movie Review: Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s film will leave the audience quizzing 'sahu kaise’and Shraddha Kapoor’s film will leave the audience quizzing 'sahu kaise’Saaho Movie Review: Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s film will leave the audience quizzing 'sahu kaise’
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Saaho Director: Sujeeth

Saaho Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor

Saaho Movie Stars: 2/5

After winning the hearts with his macho yet loveable character in Baahubali, Prabhas is back with what was touted as the magnus opus of his career – Saaho. Since its trailer launch, Saaho was projected as a film that takes action in Bollywood film to the next level; thanks to Hollywood’s action director Kenny Bates directing slick action sequences and nitro-powered chases. However, that’s the only high point of the film.

In Saaho, Prabhas plays an undercover police officer who is out to investigate a robbery of Rs 2,000 crore in Mumbai. By the time audience is ready to gulp down the initial few minutes of the screenplay, they are taken on a ride [literally] of a convoluted script which unfortunately reminds of a similar execution in movies such as Race 3, Gentleman, and Roy. Twists, and twists-within-twists accompanied with countless characters, Saaho becomes a script that will remind you of the experience of the tourist in the recent viral paragliding video.

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The first half is chaotic with lot of twists and coerced action scenes. The chemistry between the lead pair of Shraddha and Prabhas is undercooked. The music too goes completely unnoticed but provides some space for the audience to gasp. With Prabhas' dialogue delivery and accent, it is difficult to ingest that he can lip-sync a Punjabi romantic song, shot at an exotic location.

Shraddha Kapoor as Amritha Nair looks more naive than confident. She could have contributed more to the film but a neglected script fails to establish her character as a well-trained cop who is often shown in a position of damsel in distress.

Jackie Shroff plays Roy, the kingpin who inherits the kingdom of mobs and villains from Tinnu Anand, hardly gets any screen presence. Tinnu Anand as Prithvi Raj, the biggest don of all, plays his part well. Neil Nitin Mukesh as Jai gets lost in the loopholes of a poor script. Chunky Panday as Devraj is impressive and surely leaves an impact. Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar are totally wasted. Murali Sharma did a commendable job playing the role of a rogue cop.

The second-half takes the action sequences, thrill and suspense to the next level. At the same time, the concoction is sans logic and believable emotions. Jacqueline's song goes unnoticed in the rush, while the jokes and punches fall flat, save for some intense scenes which turn unintentionally funny.

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Writer-director Sujeeth seems unclear with his attempt. In an attempt to script a thrilling magnum opus, Saaho becomes a heterogeneous mixture of Bollywood and Hollywood masala scripts. Underdeveloped characters and a superfluity of them leaves audience quizzing: 'Sahu Kaise’ (how to handle it). It's the kind of film which reviewers have to see so that we could save some of you from it.

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