Saaho Movie Review: Epic Disappointment
Prabhas became an overnight sensation post the release of his Baahubali franchise and fans of the actor had been eagerly waiting for his next Saaho. While the film was touted as India’s biggest actioner, it turned out to be an epic disappointment. Like everyone else, I also had huge expectations from the film but it turned out to be a damp squib.
The story has no head or tail, is confusing and predictable. It’s dreary and dull and it’s difficult to sit through this three hour-long film. The first half is bad and one fails to understand what the actors are doing and why they are doing it. As the second half begins, it gives you some hope however, it turns out to be even worse.
Sujeeth has given several twists and turns to his lackadaisically written script but they are way too juvenile to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats. Prabhas has a good screen presence but his acting is strictly average. He neither has any good dialogues to mouth, nor an author-backed role.
Shraddha Kapoor is good in her role and is also looking pretty. Prabhas and her jodi is refreshing but their love story lacks spark. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Murali Sharma and Mandira Bedi are good actors but they been wasted.
This film was supposed to be an action extravaganza however, the special effects are so bad that the action sequences look like visuals taken from a video game. The film has a high dose of action but it’s there just for the heck of it.[caption id="attachment_716789" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Saaho[/caption]
Screenplay is tardy and the story is senseless. Cinematography is okay but everything looks too artificial. The songs are bad and just add to the length of this already long and boring movie.
Saaho is a classic example of how not to waste Rs. 300 crore