Saaho, Cast Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, is all determined for freedom on August 30 in India and many other regions. Among the most expected films of the year, Saaho is required to test the enormous box office numbers of the 2nd-biggest opener ever: Marvel blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame, and the most expensive Bollywood grosser this year, Kabir Singh.
Saaho box office is The Hindi version is required to open around Rs 15-20 crore, claims film trade critic Girish Johar. “The buzz is accurate. Prabhas and Shraddha are amongst the top performers, and the answer to the trailer is excellent. It is a non-festive but a wide release in Hindi. A non-holiday possibility of Rs 15-20 crore would be strange, reflecting how some Bollywood actors fight to give an opening of even Rs 10/- crore,” he says.
Saaho will release together in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam but may not be able to touch the record set by Prabhas’ first Movie, Baahubali: The Conclusion. “It would not be appropriate to compare Saaho with Baahubali. It was a traditional Indian, desi fantastic film. Saaho is a modern, sleek, stylish and upmarket film. Prabhas is a star and is growing after delivering 2 of the biggest blockbusters, but it’s not right to compare them.”
Talking about the opportunity of the film in the south, Girish said, “The film should begin at roughly Rs 35/- crore in Telugu, Rs 15/- crore in Tamil and Rs 3 to 5 crore in Malayalam. The cinema should open across India at around Rs 60-70 crore in all languages.”
If the film opens above Rs 60/- crore, it can merely beat the record of the biggest Bollywood opener.
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, Thugs of Hindostan, which opened at Rs 50 crore.
It can also hit the first-day numbers of Avengers: Endgame, which earned Rs 53 /- crore on day one. It will, however, not be ready to beat Baahubali: The Conclusion, whose Rss 120 crore opportunity remains untouched.
Saaho will play in about 5000-6000 screens in India including 3500 screens in Hindi.
It is supposed to release in 1000-2000 covers abroad.
It also stars Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Arun Vijay, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar.
Analyst Ramesh Bala adds, “Baahubali-2 is the highest grosser in India… Saaho is Prabhas’s next film after Baahubali 2. So the expectations are sky-high… The movie is releasing in many languages. A solo statement on August 30.. 1,500 screens in Telugu states and 550 screens in Tamil Nadu.”