Saaho(Hindi) Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Short Review: After wait of 2 years, Prabhas returned to the box-office with lame script and poor screenplay but great VFX and action sequences.
Direction: Sujeeth took great risk in his second outing with Prabhas. Sujeeth failed to make it as grand as Baahubali. We can say that great opportunity missed by him. If he made a great hold on direction, people will recall Prabhas as Saaho, not as Baahubali.
Performances: Prabhas own this action thriller right from the beginning of the movie.However there is some issue in his dialogue delivery in Hindi. Shraddha Kapoor did magnificent action sequences. Chunky Pandey was the surprise element of this movie. Indeed terrific performance in negative role which is quite opposite to his previous roles. Neil Nitin Mukesh was impressive one. Jackie Shroff was good in small role. Arun Vijay did good job. Mandira Bedi was not upto the mark in the role of Kalki.
Script and Screenplay: This section disappointed the audience majorly. Script and screenplay is always soul of any cinema. If script is not upto the mark, audience will not be entertained by only good VFX work. Twist and turns are required for thriller genre but screenplay must be good to keep the audience interested in the cinema.Inclusion of Shloka from Gita was good thing but it require many other things like thing for robust script.
Visual Effects and Action Sequences: This movie can be considered as one of finest cinema in terms of VFX work and high octane action sequences. This quality required your visit to cinema halls otherwise you will not acknowledge this fact.
Music: Four different music directors have gave music for 4 different songs. Music was good and 1–2 songs are already chart-busters e.g. “Psycho Saiyaan” and “Enni Soni”. However “Baby won’t you tell me” can be cut down due to length issue.
Cinematography: R Madhi did fantastic job to capture virgin locations of Austria and Romania in this movie. His cinematography is surely treat for eyes.
Choreography: Vaibhavi Merchant’s work was top class for Saaho. Definitely great job done by her for romantic songs.
Box-Office: Due to super craze among Hindi belt viewer, it opened well in Hindi version with 24.40 crores. Words of mouth is negative so not much growth can be expected on Saturday and Sunday. It will earn 120–150 crores in lifetime collection(Hindi Version).
Last Words: Just left the aura of Baahubali at home, enjoy Saaho in cinema halls.