Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhas, Jackie Shroff
Producer(s): V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Vikram Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati
Music Director(s): Tanishk Bagchi
Lyricist(s): Tanishk Bagchi
Composer(s): Tanishk Bagchi
Saaho is an upcoming Indian action thriller film written and directed by Sujeeth, produced by UV Creations and T-Series. The film stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, and is being shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The last leg of the Film was shot at Innsbruck in Tirol region of Austria. The teaser of Saaho has reached a total of more than 80 million views on YouTube from all languages, which has been the second highest for any Indian film teaser behind 2.0, which had reached over 105 million views. The film marks Prabhas’ debut in Hindi and Shraddha Kapoor’s debut in Telugu.
The film has been made on a budget of ₹300 crores. The film was shot in Austria, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Romania and other parts of Europe. Principal photography began in August 2017. Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff, Lal, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Mandira Bedi were roped in along with the leads, Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. A large part of the budget was spent to shoot the action scenes in the film. International stunt choreographer Kenny Bates had been roped in to choreograph the action scenes.
The first schedule of the film, which was in Hyderabad was completed by October 2017. The second schedule of the film began in December 2017 at Ramoji Film City. According to the producers of the film, Shraddha Kapoor had shot action sequences in the film with heavy weaponry. After a few days, they shifted to Dubai for a month where some of the major action sequences were shot with Prabhas and Neil Nitin Mukesh, while Shraddha Kapoor switched to her next venture,Stree. After shooting half of the film in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dubai, the cast and crew of Saaho began with the fourth schedule of the film in Abu Dhabi in February 2018 and ended within a few weeks. The fifth schedule of the film, also in Abu Dhabi, started in late-February. The sixth schedule of the film began in mid-March in Dubai and Romania. The final leg of film and romantic songs were shot in Innsbruck and in the Tyrol region of Austria.
An action sequence, which features in an exceptionally long period of the screenplay was shot extensively near the Burj Khalifa, for which 25 crores from the budget had been spent. Apparently, Prabhas had gone under rigorous training, which involved cardiovascular and weight training and plyometric obstacle races. Prabhas praised his co-star Shraddha Kapoor, stating that she was the best choice for her character. She holds a strong character in the film while Prabhas’ character is a grey-shaded fictitious role. He plays the character of a cop which will keep the audience guessing until the end.
The film features some underwater sequences with Prabhas, who had learnt scuba diving in preparation. Prabhas will be dubbing his own lines in the Hindi version while a professional dubbing artist will dub for Shraddha Kapoor in the Telugu version. The film features Neil Nitin Mukesh as the antagonist. Mandira Bedi, who is known for her grey roles on the small screen, will play an out and out negative role in the film also.
Starcast : Jackie Shroff, Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor
Music director(s) : Tanishk Bagchi
Director : Sujeeth
Producer(s) : V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Vikram Reddy