The Hugely Anticipated Bollywood Debut of Prabhas

by Akash Sharma Akash Sharma
First came S.S Rajamouli’s Bahubali: The Beginning in 2015 and then came Bahubali: The Conclusion in 2017, leaving people all over the world in general and Indians in particular, awestruck with the potential of the South Indian movie industry. Both these movies made Prabhas, the protagonist of the movie, a household name across the country. After the huge success of the Bahubali franchise, people started waiting for the mainstream Bollywood debut of the actor who had shown glimpses of perfection in Bahubali. This hugely anticipated debut of the Southpaw came in the form of Saaho which released this week. In this high drama movie, Prabhas has been paired up with Shraddha Kapoor, who has garnered herself quite a bit of fan following in her short career so far.

Here is one of many detailed movie reviews of this much-awaited flick:

The film has been made at an extravagant budget of Rs. 350 crores and was shot in 3 languages, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. It carries the ensemble cast of Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Jackie Shroff and Neil Nitin Mukesh. Though much was expected of this Sujeeth directorial but we are disappointed to tell you that it turns out to be a laboured and exhausting watch.

This 170-minute-long film revolves around the fictitious city of Waaji, which is plagued by strange looking and weirdly tattooed gangsters. The high-rise buildings of the city seem to have been taken straight out of an exotic video game. The death of the leader ensues a power struggle with the stakes going way higher than what a common man can perceive (much like the budget of the movie) and stand at a fictitious figure of 2 Lakh Crore INR. Interestingly, almost all the characters of the movie leave no chance of reminding you that, time and again.

Amidst the chaos that ensues because of the power struggle and the blank mindedness of Mumbai Police, in walks Ashok Chakravarthy, that is Prabhas, who “almost” has super powers. This guy has absolutely no regard for the laws of physics and can beat a crowd of thugs, armed with knives and guns, within an inch of their lives or even beyond death, with nothing but bare hands. Sadly enough, the director seems to have forgotten about two things in the movie. One that he could have given more screen time to good actors like Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey, who disappear in a jiffy. And secondly, the VFX section of the movie seems to have been outsourced from a government firm.

All in all, the movie is long, lacks lustre and has mindless action. For more Bollywood gossip, news, reviews and much more, log on to, a one-stop destination for all entertainment news.

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