Prabhas-Shradha Kapoor-starrer Saaho reached the expectations of trade experts on Friday Saaho box office day1 as the film made the 1st collection of an expected Rs.24 crore. Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho is an activity thriller and also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff and Mandira Bedi.
A Boxofficeindia article alleged that notwithstanding less number of shows in North India because of the late addition of prints in theatres, Saaho received an estimated Rs 24 crore on day one. With that number, Saaho is now the third-highest Hindi opener in 2019.
Salman Khan’s Bharat rests on top of a list of highest openers with Rs 42.3 crore.
They are followed by Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal that earned Rs 29.16 crore on day one of the announcements. Saaho has fallen Akshay’s Kesari (Rs 21) to get the 3rd slot on the list.
Saaho box office day1 Saaho is also the 2nd-highest opener ever, after Baahubali The End, for a South Indian film’s opportunity set in Hindi-markets.
Experts had foretold an opening of Rs 60 crore (all languages) for the film and Rs 15-20 crore for the Hindi version. “The buzz is perfect. Prabhas and Shraddha are amongst the top actors, and the response to the trailer is excellent. It is a non-festive but a full release in Hindi.
A non-holiday possibility of Rs .15-20 crore would be affected, reflecting.
how some Bollywood actors try to deliver an opening of even Rs 10 crore,” trade analyst Girish Johar told Hindustan Times.
Much like Prabhas’s past blockbuster Baahubali, Saaho released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. However, specialists do not require the film to match -Baahubali collections.
“It would not be good to compare Saaho with Baahubali. It was a traditional Indian, desi fantastic film. Saaho is a popular, sleek, fashionable and up_market film. Prabhas is a star and is growing after releasing 2 of the most important blockbusters, but it is not right to compare them.”
Saaho revealed to mixed reviews with fans praising the action sequences but a few criticising the plot and treatment of the subject.
“The Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer is mostly underwhelming.
with the grandeur and a few robust actions stretches its only redeeming features,” Karthik Kumar wrote in his review for Hindustan Times.