Saaho review: A missed opportunity

Director Sujjeeth's Saaho fails despite getting a perfect technical team, talented actors and massive investment

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 30 August 2019

Movie Title

Saaho review: A missed opportunity



Star Cast

Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi

Saaho looks grand from the word go! It has an ensemble cast who effortlessly carry their roles efficiently, the background score is remarkable, the action sequences are on par with Hollywood standards and the protagonist has given his heart and soul. However, the strictly average writing of Sujeeth and the convoluted twists ruin the overall cinematic experience for the audiences.

A huge empire comprising of powerful gangsters at the fictional Waaji city is spearheaded by Roy (Jackie Shroff). Roy Group wants to establish its business in India but the local Government opposes them. Also, there is an internal war between Roy and his predecessor's son. 

When Roy lands in India, he wants to meet his son but unfortunately loses his life in a well-planned accident by the rival gang. Now, Roy's son (Arun Vijay) becomes the successor and promises his partners to not worry about their money as they have a secret vault which contains the surplus amount. 

But the key to the vault is in a locker in Mumbai. Now, a thief (Neil Nitin Mukesh), an undercover cop (Prabhas) and his team (also featuring CBI Shraddha Kapoor) and Roy's rival gang are in search for the black box. There are many twists and turns with these characters which you should watch only on the big screen...

Prabhas is picture-perfect for his role. The actor's physique and swag elevates the action scenes to a different level. His dedication in the climax stunt scenes deserve huge applause. As said earlier, he has given his best for the film. Shraddha Kapoor looks gorgeous as the CBI officer Anjali, she shines in most of the scenes and her costume designer has done a fabulous job. Among the rest of the ensemble actors, Arun Vijay and Neil Nitin Mukesh just manages to impress.

Technically, Madhie's cinematography is extraordinary and it's ably supported by the rich background score of Ghibran. Kenny Bates' action episode in the pre-climax episode is one of the best we have seen so far in Indian cinema only if you are able to overlook the logic loopholes. The editing is incoherent and the film's length should have been kept under 150 minutes.

Overall, Saaho is a missed opportunity for director Sujeeth who failed despite getting a perfect technical team, talented actors and massive investment.

Saaho review: A missed opportunity

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