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The kindest thing you can say about Saaho
is that it’s a full-blown theatre of the absurd. During promotional interviews, Prabhas kept
describing it as a screenplay film, which I think meant that there are lots of twists
and turns. Yes, there is that. This is a labyrinthine story with double identities,
double crosses, a secret black box, two lakh crore rupees that are missing, cops and criminals who aren’t what they seem and a fictional and a fictional city called Waaji, which is described as Hindustan se door aur crime ke paas. The film begins with a voice-over that establishes
what is going on and who is who. But the plot is both bizarrely complicated
and incredibly silly. At least twice in the film, characters ask
– what’s going on? Honestly, I couldn’t tell you. Saaho is essentially a string of expensive
set-pieces strung together to showcase the leading man. Prabhas returns to screen two years after
the blockbuster Baahubali franchise. Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali are a tough
act to follow. So writer-director Sujeeth decided to throw
everything into the mix – we get Prabhas as the charming, protective lover but also
as the dangerous bad boy. Just in case you don’t get it, there’s even a song called ‘Bad Boy’ in which Prabhas stands on a tank while dozens of scantily
clad women and Jacqueline Fernandez shimmy around him. For no reason at all, At the end of the song, the tank crushes two
cars for no reason at all, while Prabhas walks by, smoking a cigar, in slow motion. It’s macho posturing taken to the next level. There’s also Prabhas as an avenging angel,
as a good son, and as a do-gooder. It’s 50 shades of Prabhas – something
for every fan. The actor combines a gentle manner with an
outsized physicality. He has great screen presence but even those
mighty shoulders need a sliver of a story to lean on. In Saaho, more care and money seems to have
been invested in the action, the songs and the wardrobe than the writing. It feels like a film from the 80s – Sujeeth
gives us a world in which criminals in shiny jackets have board meetings
to decide what their next move will be Mandira Bedi plays a key legal advisor – we’re told that she’s a Stanford
and Oxford graduate so she wears handloom saris and silver jewelry. Neil Nitin Mukesh is a character who is so
determined that he’s walking on a treadmill with a bullet in his leg. Meanwhile, the villains take pedicures and
bubble baths, while loud background music underscores their evil. Chunky Pandey decided that he would add to
menace by speaking very slowly – like Truck…milne….se…kuch…nahin…hota. Both the cops and the criminals in the film
are equally dimwitted. Especially Amrita, played by Shraddha Kapoor. In one scene, they lose the criminal they
are chasing because she gets drunk and starts singing ‘Psycho Saiyaan’ instead of focusing
on the job. And Amrita has clearly never heard of sexual
harassment at the workplace. Because when she is asked by her senior, “Tum
jaisi khubsoorat ladki police department main kya kar rahi hai?” she has no problem with
it. I know that a popcorn entertainer like Saaho
isn’t driven by logic or coherence. And I would have made my peace with it if
the film delivered a good time. My biggest complaint is that it’s a crashing
bore. A lot of hard work has gone into creating
the action and the extravagant sets. The budget is a reported 350 crores but for
the viewer there’s little bang for the buck. I got through it by getting involved with
the peripherals – like the many, muscled henchmen who had fascinating haircuts and
tattoos. They are all growling and glaring into the camera. And it was a noticeably international team. In one scene, we meet baddies called the Franco
Brothers. Their introduction is – inko darr hi nahin
lagta. Animals also appear randomly – an ostrich,
a python and a panther. It’s just superbly nutty. There so much on screen and so little that
sticks. I hope the next time Prabhas decides to dedicate
years of his life to a project, it’s closer to Baahubali than it is to this. For more reviews like this, subscribe to Film Companion. Don’t forget to check out our website:
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82 thoughts on “Saaho Movie Review By Anupama Chopra | Prabhas | Shraddha Kapoor | Film Companion

  1. It's a tricky film. Audience need to work out their brains from first to last to understand the screenplay. Not for regular ordinary masala movie lovers!

  2. It is ultimately the public who will decide, whether the film is a flop or hit. critics reviews does not matter,because public view the movie, by spending money from their own pockets.

  3. Loved the movie and Prabhas Garu truely rocked. His screen presence was simply outstanding, his facial expression and everything was awesome, and what to expect that there will be a suspense thriller without any suspense?

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  5. Agar Aap Saho dekhne ja rahe Ho mast Movie Hai.
    But aap Agar Saho ko Bahubali soch ke dekhne jare ho matt jao.
    Pata nahi kon kya review karta hai.
    1 no movie. Thora scenes Ko vulna matt twist Hai Mast hai.

  6. Anupama Chopra.. Its been 5 Yrs. Of this channel and you still don't know how to study a movie… Feeling bad for you…

  7. Its not ordinary movie. Itโ€™s Indian Hollywood movie. Itโ€™s one more pride of India. Itโ€™s action suspense thriller movie. Itโ€™s Hollywood++ movie.

  8. You will never understand this movie, coz u r here to pick the lice from buffalo skin. This movie is high octane action movie which justify it. This movie is above your head ๐Ÿ˜„

  9. Good movie, shit review. Brainless Anupama. Try finding logic and sense in Fast and Furious movies next time. Just because reviewers like you have the medium to spread any crap around the globe, you choose to talk non sense about movies which are hard for you to understand. You guys should stick to the Khan's of Bollywood movie reviews which is within your scope.

  10. I dont know wts silly abt the filmm. And y ppl were giving negative Reviews mainly from bollywood…if these stunts were shown in any Hollywoodfilm then it would be a masterpiece ryt..!!!! And the story line was not that bad to Critcize!!!

  11. Absolutely worst movie ever! Total trash, total nonsense! No script, gruelling 3 hours of action with zero leads. The director changes the script at his whim and turns the bad guy into the good and the good guy into the bad. Prabhas is indestructible! Runs through a rainfall of bullets from machine guns without a single scratch! Finds a panther and a python inside a chawl in Mumbai…and also an akhada and a meat shop inside the same building. Zero logic, zero screenplay, Rajhnikant-type stunts and…..hold your breath- jetmen flying around to catch criminals! Yes, it's that bad!

  12. Though the movie has some downs to it, it has several positive elements to talk about. The very fact that you couldn't see a single good thing shows that you are BIASED and IGNORANT. This is my review of your review.

  13. prabhas intentionally choses shradda becoz she is dumb and can distract everybody . its obvious that he is not what he seems.

  14. เค…เคนเค‚ เคฌเฅเคฐเคนเฅเคฎเคพเคธเฅเคฎเฅ€ says:

    Guys, be careful, never compliment a woman at work place. It accounts to sexual harassment.
    New age feminism by English teacher.
    Wish I could compliment to Anupama Chopra, never know what accounts to harassment as per AC's Rule Book Of A Liberated Woman'. Hence, I shall refrain.

  15. I agree with all of this, except that I was really disappointed with the songs. The silly story with too many characters I could live with, and the film is a lot of fun as long as you don't take it seriously, but from these songwriters I expect a lot better.

  16. Seriously u are the most shit reviewer out there u old hag seriously watch the movie once at least when u can't follow the story why run a review channel

  17. Nowadays there is a legend of gentlemen which I especially respect a lot.
    The movie critics.

    They entertain only good stories. If it's not then they'll find logic. They don't give a fuck about other 22 crafts performed in the movie. And they have zero experience in filmmaking or acting.

    The movie must be seamless throughout it's running time. A little flaw in the movie can result into an underwhelming experience for them. Then the good aspects of the movie also gets vanished.

    Hence they will deprecate the movie and invoke their viewers to not watch it. Zero appreciation for chivalrous attempts for trying something new. Highlighting the bad aspects in a sarcastic tone which is the only superpower they have indeed.

    They are actually sarcastic but we call them a critic.

  18. Itโ€™s the worst movie Iโ€™ve seen in my life – a blot in the career of all actors involved.

    I never understood how any actor could say OK to act in this movie.

    I really wanted to like the movie , I failed

  19. Sorry madam I respect you so much . But your UNPRODUCTIVE and BULLSHIT comment will not stop our Indian audience to watch first indian film that can almost compete a hollywood high budget action movie .

  20. I have to stop looking at her reviews…seriously yar….may b not a cult but the movie is good and pls watch the movie guys…prabhas' presence is worth witnessing on big screen…audience is always bigger than reviewers …and the points tht are being discussed are just horrible …I mean har chiz Ko alag hi aspects pe compare kar rahe…

  21. He could have put his assistant there( at shraddha's place) and search him but he wouldn't want to do that.. Because (the reason you know), he wants to meet Neil Mukesh all alone.. So that he can conceive the black box story to him.(that is revealed in the second half)

  22. Sahoo collections… Fucking all Bollywood world famous critics… verrrrrry badly… Superstar movies made for fans… Not for logical thinking self claiming best critics of Bollywood… Kabir Singh did anal to negative reviewers earlier…

  23. This is a dishonest review @Mrs. Anupama. Silly that you didn't find the story engaging. Baahubali bridged the North-South gap 5yrs back and no other barrier can now break it. Today's audience is smarter to decide for themselves and there's very less to rely on reviews like yours'. No matter how much you down play the movie, it's going to hit back equally with its success!
    Saaho = Jai ho ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™

  24. Cinema is redefined by prabhas,
    Not required
    Story, screen play, sequence, sentiment, love etc
    Only
    How attract fans in new way but very risky Saaho highly successful .
    Believe it or not accept or don't accept
    It's market is 1000Cr …
    Not a joke

    He not only made useless review s , critics, content, discussion

    Mantra…. Attract public to Cinema

    It's new beginning in World Cinema…

  25. 3 days box office collection was 300 crores and once again proved that this shitty reviews can't stop saaho rampages. These people sitting in a room and commenting on such big-budget movie it was a struggle of thousands. My only suggest to her is to use little sense while watching movies .

  26. Rajamouli is a legend only reason for masterpiece bahubali. Prabhas alone minus Rajamouli can deliver only trash. Bollywood would dump prabhas who can not act

  27. You so called critics never gonna support south movies. They are trying do something different, something higher level do appreciate. There is story, there is romance, if you want more romance go watch p*** movie and last thing if you know so much about movie do make one yourself. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

  28. Awesome movie Yarr
    Great work by director sujeeth
    Awesome Parellel screen play
    Don't forget to bring your brain with you while going to watch saaho

  29. 2,000 crores not 2 lakh crores I think you have to cross check yourself while reviewing these type screenplay based films ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  30. Guys I have only one question after watching this movie.

    Spoiler Alert

    Why Kalki (Mandira Bedi) has been attacked in Mumbai? I mean she was is Roy's gang but from starting she was supporting Devraj (Chunkey Pandey) so who tried to kill her. Cos EOD she will give that Black Box to Devraj. N if it was Roy's gang then why they will shoot Prabhas and for sure it was not Roy's gang. Cos he (Prabhas) will not kill his own gang members. Pls clarify.

  31. Wow! so much vitriol?! Clearly as someone said below- a review you were waiting to say since 2015. Much of what was said was applicable to ToH or Kalank for example, but those were made by industry favs, nepotism much? For sure most were not expecting a Baahubali repeat, but clearly the jealousy and the sharp knives are in place! AC is gaining poor judgement and more bile…

  32. #anupamaChopra Ji, with due respect, your review is right upto certain extent, just want to know if you can elaborate the sencetence you use (useless sentence)
    Itni khubsorrat ladki police dept mein kya Kar Kari Hai, and amrita don't have problem with it,, how the hell is it work place sexual harassment in any way…

    If you take this simple dialogues into feminism, you can't even watch single movie or even a TV serial at home..

    Because from sholay to sahoo.., you will find similar dialogues even worse… For example..

    Basanti tum ladki hoke ghode gadi chalati ho…,(Sholay) ever handsome hero Indian cinema had seen Dharmendra Ji, with respect

    Ladki ho ya chadi ho, kambe jaise kadi ho(Dil) Amir Khan

    Tum is price tag se shadi kaise karsakti,, ( 3 Idiots)…

    Chuma Chuma dede asking in thousands of public (Hum,, millennium mega star Amitabh Ji, with due respect)…

    Please stop raising silly things in your reviews and give review about movie…..

    Biggest worst line was.., in PK..
    How you forget to mention in review ke
    MUSALMAN DOKHA DETA HAI…

  33. This Lady, oh my God, neither can understand a flim like Super 30 nor Saaho, what is exactly in there in her head??? Lady Idiot..

  34. I would spend my money on watching any movie of Ayushman rather than these big budget no story no screenplay movies. Content is all these days. No content, no success.

  35. The film has earned 350 crores already still need 550 crores more to break even. Im 100% sure out of those 350 crores 349 crores people spent in the name of Prabhas and rest 1 crore for all the other stuff Story probably deserves 1 rupee. Our audience is dumb thats the only reason film makers serve dumb movies.

  36. The way the movie was reviewed is completely unsupportable and It looks like grounding the film. Can you pls tell me on which basis you gave a 1.5 star rating out of 5. Thatโ€™s completely nonsense. The movie genuinely deserves more from the critics . Why are you reviewers killing the movie. Itโ€™s โ€œNOT HEALTHYโ€ right. If you think you given the correct rating. We โ€œDEMANDโ€ you to Show us the โ€œSTATISTIC BAR โ€œon which basis u gave the 1.5 star. demonstrate all the aspects from the movie and how it deserves a such low star. Itโ€™s a good movie to watch and Thanks for #SUJEETH and #PRABHAS For giving us #SAAHO.

  37. Get your upper level correct maam before you give such an high level absurd review. Sorry to say you basically didn't even realize the story line.

  38. Madam…film samajhne keliye brain use karna padta hai…lekin nahin…aap sirf movie dekhte Hain ..troll karne keiye…aapko super 30 , Kabir Singh, saaho kuch accha nahin laga ….Kya accha lagta hai fir…konsi movie chahiye aapko…

  39. Can you be happy ever maam ? If you can please spread happiness rather than spreading hate . After all double standards rakhna apse sikhne

  40. Thanks for this review. I went into the theater knowing that I would have to pay a lot of attention. I agree that the movie is choppy and transitions are not seamless. There are larger than life action sequences, but I did not mind because that was what the movie was going for. The plot is indeed dense for a 3 hour movie and could have been developed better in a 7-8 episode series. And I wish Shraddha Kapoor's character was richer. But, I got the plot. I was not confused except for one part in which a character discovers a big revelation of the movie. Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and Neil Nitin Mukesh did really well. The director and writer was ambitious with the plot, but it could have been definitely executed better. But I think the movie was worth my money because I really appreciated what the movie was trying to do. Also, if the story line had been more original and not borrowed from other movies, it would have been nice.

  41. I had just watched Saaho and I tell you that why they criticize.
    1.There are lots of turn and twist, You have to very active.
    2.There are lots of song. But every song came at the right place and right time. I also gives you time to just relax for few minutes and to watch the cinematic visual .Because you can't wink your eyes in the story time because the plot is not in a one direction. You have to understand each scene very quickly.
    3.The length is long. But, if they show it in 2hours then everything got mixed and we will be more confused. I prefer the situation like Infinity war ,where each section was shown differently and then they come for the last battle.
    4.Lack of dialogue :Ha jyada dialoguebazi nhi kaam jyada hai.Dialoguebaazi ke liye race 3 ya padmavat dekh lena . Emotion come out through actions. Dialogue came at the right place.
    5.Jacky Shroff has very small role, but role is the important aur uske marne ke baad uska role kaise lamba ho sakta tha
    At the end, this movie is good and you loved it if you have brain.
    The hunt is clear. The game is on. Bang Bang
    Don't expect like bahubali guys. It's a suspense action movie and Prabhas had played this role with ease.

  42. Ur review is just plain shit dat u dumped here. Next time find a crowd who u can fool with such reviews. A good slap on your face from the audience. Much deserved.

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  44. Kindly watch the detailed explanation of Saaho @thyview page. Then, you people can change your perspective and understand about screen play movies.

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