Did Saaho Make Profit? is the question on everyone’s lips. Its budget was massive and was said to be around Rs350 crore. However, its earnings have not been up to par with expectations in India. Moreover, the script of the Film has been a flop. However, the overall collection of the Film has been better than most of its predecessors. Here’s a look at its overseas collections.
Overseas collection of Saaho is around Rs90 crore
The Hindi version of Saaho has made a solid start in overseas markets, where it has made around Rs90 crore. The South Region will contribute around sixty to sixty-five percent of the film’s Day 1 collection, while the rest of India will account for about 35 to forty percent. The film’s midnight screening has been allowed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, which will boost its Day 1 Collection. In addition to Prabhas, the cast of Saaho includes Shradha Kapo, Neil Nitin Mukes, Arun Vijay, Chunky Pandey, Vennela Kishore, Mandira Bedi, and many others. The plot revolves around an undercover agent who is trying to catch a thief, a crime lord, and a gang war
While Saaho received mixed reviews, it is doing well on the box office. Its opening weekend worldwide grossed over Rs 200 crores and crossed the Rs 300 crore mark, making it the third-highest grossing Tollywood film to date. The film is not doing as well in Tamil Nadu, where it has received largely negative reviews. However, the response to the Hindi version was surprisingly good, as more than ten thousand screens have been booked for its opening weekend.
Film’s budget is Rs433 crore
The film’s budget is estimated to be around Rs433 crore, which is a lot considering the budget of a typical Bollywood action thriller. The film is directed by Sujeeth Reddy and stars Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, and Arun Vijay. The film is also being released in Tamil.
Despite a large budget of Rs 350 crore, Saaho managed to earn a decent amount of money. While the film earned over Rs 302 crore in India, its global collection reached Rs 433 crore, which is a record for a Bollywood film. A similarly sized budget was spent on Zero, which starred Shah Rukh Khan and earned a total of 191 crores worldwide.
In Saaho, Prabhas rides a sports bike during a 20-minute car chase sequence. Popular stuntman Kenny Bates choreographed the action sequences. The film has an excellent cast that includes Jackie Shroff, Neel Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, and Anil Kapoor. Despite the low budget, the film has already surpassed the expectations of many.
Film’s script is a flop
Saaho is the second most anticipated Indian action film of the year and was expected to be a hit, but the movie is a major disappointment. Many critics and audiences called the movie a flop, and the film’s shoddy VFX, poor writing, and senseless screenplay didn’t help matters. Even Prabhas’ stellar performance couldn’t save Saaho.
Although the film had top-notch technical work and a big budget, the script and editing were less than satisfactory. The director was so focused on making the film look slick and stylish that he didn’t think much about the script, editing, or pacing. As a result, the film introduced a plethora of characters and forgot them altogether. Despite Prabhas’ fan base, Saaho will likely open at the box office, albeit with a mediocre opening weekend.
Saaho was reportedly set to be Prabhas’ first crossover hit movie, and was meant to be one of the most ambitious and successful films of 2019. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, and has been released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu simultaneously. The movie has received a U/A certificate from the censor board, and is set to hit theatres on August 30.
Film’s overseas collection
Despite the negative buzz, Saaho has done extremely well at the box office, grossing Rs 172.3 crores worldwide. The film’s domestic run has earned Rs 339 crores, while its overseas total is close to 30 crores. Prabhas has once again proven that he is a super star, and the film’s success is an indication that Tollywood is a great option for films in the Indian cinema.
With this strong overseas box office performance, the movie has managed to reach over Rs 400 crore in two weeks. Starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, the film features Neil Nitin Mukes and a stellar ensemble cast. The film also stars Chunky Pandey, Jackie Shroff, Vennela Kishore, and Neil Nitin Mukesh. Also starring Arun Vijay and Neil Nitin Mukesh, the film is a good example of the diversity of Bollywood.