Teaser for Saaho Released
After the success of the Baahubali franchise, fans having been waiting with bated breath to see what the super team of SS Rajamouli and actor Prabhas will do next. Their patience was rewarded soon after when it was announced that the duo were working together on an action thriller called Saaho.
Information about the movie has been kept under wraps and fans have been asking for a teaser/trailer for quite some time. The poster releases have only increased this fervour, as fans are excited about seeing the action star in a modern setting once again. It seems that the filmmakers have decided that the fans have waited enough, and have released the official teaser for Saaho. It is not a full length trailer, but it does showcase the flavour that the movie is aiming for.
Released on Thursday morning in multiple languages (in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi), the trailer showcases the first looks for a lot of characters and actors, including but not limited to Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vennela Kishore, etc. However, the only person (other than Prabhas) who got more than a passing look was Shraddha Kapoor, who once again plays the damsel in distress, if her blindfolded look in the trailer is any indication.
However, even more than her, the real star of the trailer was the fast paced action that seems to follow Prabhas wherever he goes. From motorcycles, to cars, to trucks, all the way to helicopters, there isn't any location or vehicle that Prabhas leaves intact as the action takes you to that exciting yet familiar universe of south Indian action movies, where even the laws of physics don't seem to matter. The stunt work, cinematography and graphics look quite impressive, if not seamless.
It goes without saying that the filmmakers have worked with top action choreographers (Kenny Bates, Peng Zhang, Dhilip Subbarayan, Bob Brown, Ram-Lakshman, Stefan and Stunt Shiva)to make the movie look as authentic as possible, while still keeping the gravity defying punches that Indian audiences love so much.
Producer SS Rajamouli and Director Sujeeth have worked hard with their team (editing by Sreekar Prasad, cinematography by Madhie, visual effects by Kamalakannan, production design by Sabu Cyril, and background music by Ghibran),to make sure that despite all the fun and excitement, the movie still looks great. You will be hard pressed to find a similarity between this movie and other regional films, as the movie targets a pan-India audience with a wide release on August 15. This showcases a confidence in non-Hindi cinema that wasn't present before the success of Baahubali. We can't wait to see if the hype is justified, and if Saaho will mark the beginning of a new pan-India regional film market.