Saaho Movie Review
|Written by||Sujeeth (Story, Screenplay & Telugu Dialogue)|
K.G.R Ashok (Tamil dialogue)
|Producer||Vamsi Krishna Reddy|
Neil Nitin Mukesh
|Editor||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Production company||UV Creations|
|Running Time||172 mins|
Even before the commencement of shooting, Saaho had its first glimpse unveiled, where we see the Prabhas’ character say ‘IT’S SHOWTIME’. In fact, this one got very much registered with audiences, who kept up their hopes brimming to a greater degree even 2 years after Baahubali. In fact, the makers assure the same by having the title ‘Saaho’ appear by the interval followed by ‘IT’S SHOWTIME’. Disappointingly, we don’t find that relevant anywhere, except for the one particular mind-blogging action block during the penultimate moments to climax.
For any filmmaker in Indian film fraternity or even the Hollywood, ‘Grandeur’ has just been a supporting factor and not the main pillar contributing to the film’s success. If the storytelling gets mediocre, then even the best of hard works get eclipsed, this has been evident in many movies before. Now, Saaho becomes one such film, where it struggles a lot to deliver the drama in an engaging manner. The initial moments of the film are completely good. Be the way, how the story’s premise is set and even the characters are established, they are very much commendable, but predictable. In fact, this has been a stereotypical projection in many Telugu movies including Pawan Kalyan’s Agyanthavaasi. The twist by interval is good, but what we see between the first 25 minutes and interval portion is dragging in few places. Thank to Kadhal Cracko that actually steals the show for Shraddha Kapoor’s oomph factors. Of course, both Prabhas and Shraddha are admirable, where they even make the dull moments little lively with their screen presence. Who becomes the absolute showstopper next to them is Arun Vijay. His character is neatly spread throughout the film and the climax twist is awesome. But rest of the characters doesn’t find substantiality. Say for instance, Neil Nitin Mukesh keeps us filled with curiosity by the initial moments, but in second hour is seen as a feeble one. The biggest minus is writing and Sujeeth really struggles by second hour. The final 25-30 minutes are the best ones, which keeps you without eye blinks, but we need to wait nearly 2hrs plus for this one.
BGM by Ghibran works out the best and songs aren’t much appreciable except for ‘Kadhal Cracko’. Unmaiyedhu Poiyedhu is shot amidst beautiful locations and special credits to Madhie for this. Sabu Cyril’s art work is laudable. But again, a flimsy narration and dragging scenes spoils the show.
Saaho Movie Review
- Our Rating
Verdict: Saaho runs shorts off engrossing moments. It’s 3 hours of dry drama except for 25-30 pre climax scene, twist by interval and climax