Saaho: Makers Spend INR 70 Crore on 8-Minute Action Sequence Featuring Prabhas
Baahubali actor Prabhas will appear in an eight-minute action sequence in Saaho, which was shot in Abu Dhabi and cost INR 70 crore
Saaho is a highly-anticipated trilingual, action thriller film -- in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages -- which has been made with a huge budget of INR 350 crore. It is a multi-starrer movie, written and directed by Sujeeth, which stars popular actors from Hindi, Telugu and Tamil film industries. Baahubali actor Prabhas is playing the lead role, a complex character, while Shraddha Kapoor is the female lead, playing a police officer. The team has shot some action and chase scenes in Abu Dhabi earlier this year. Some of these scenes were shared online on YouTube, titled Shades of Saaho Chapter 1.
One of the action sequences, which is eight minutes long, has alone cost INR 70 crore, according to a report quoting cinematographer Madhie. This is the highest ever budget allocated for the shooting of a single sequence, in any Indian movie ever, and the sequence, which features Prabhas, will be one of the big highlights of the movie.
The film’s official synopsis gives a vague idea of the storyline: “a power battle which is taking place in the higher echelons of power unrelated and unconnected episodes occurring in different parts of the globe, Intertwine in an unforeseen manner to revelation of mind games.”
Saaho -- which was shot in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Austria, Romania and other parts of Europe -- has already generated a lot of hype. It’s teaser has received more than 80 millions, which is the second highest for any Indian film teaser, after 2.0. The movie marks Prabhas’ debut in Hindi and Shraddha Kapoor’s debut in South Indian cinema. Saaho has been presented by T-Series and produced by UV Creations. It also stars Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay and Muraali Sharma. Jacqueline Fernandenz has a guest appearance with an item number. The film is scheduled for release on Independence Day, i.e., 15th August 2019.
Watch Saaho trailer here: