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Saaho is an upcoming 2019 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Sujeeth, produced by UV Creations and T-Series.[4][5][6] The film stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor,[7][8] and has been shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.[9][10][11] The film marks Prabhas' debut in Hindi and Shraddha Kapoor's debut in South Indian cinema. The movie teaser 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.[12] The film is scheduled for release on 30 August 2019.[2]

Saaho
Saaho poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed bySujeeth
Produced by
Written bySujeeth
(Story, Screenplay, and Telugu dialogue)
K.G.R Ashok
(Tamil dialogue)
Abbas Dalal
Hussain Dalal
(Hindi dialogue)
Starring
Music bySongs:
Tanishk Bagchi
Background score:
Ghibran[1]
CinematographyR. Madhi
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 30 August 2019 (2019-08-30)[2]
CountryIndia
Language
Budget₹300 crore[3]

Contents

Cast

Production

The film has been made on a budget of 300 crores.[3] The film was shot in Austria, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Romania and other parts of Europe. [18][19] 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.[20]

The first schedule of the film, which was in Hyderabad, was completed by October 2017.[21] 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.[22] 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.[23] 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.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

An action sequence, which features in an exceptionally long period of the screenplay, was shot extensively near the Burj Khalifa; 25 crores from the budget had been spent. 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.[31] He plays the character of a cop which will keep the audience guessing until the end.[32]

The film features some underwater sequences with Prabhas, who had learnt scuba diving in preparation. [33] 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.[34] 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.[35]

Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant shot two romantic songs. The shoot initially began in the Austria's Alpine city of Innsbruck including the House of Music, Innsbruck tram, Finstertal in Kühtai and Adlers Hotel. Some scenes were also shot at nearby town of Seefeld. Additionally, romantic song was shot at "Top of Tyrol" mountain at Stubaier Glacier, Gaislachkogel IceQ in Sölden, Swaroski Crystal Worlds and Highline179 suspension bridge at Reutte in Tirol region. The production also shot some parts of the romantic song at Redbull's Hangar 7 at Salzburg Airport. Robinville and Creative Creatures were service producers for the Austria schedule.[36][37][38][39][40][41]

Soundtrack

Saaho
Soundtrack album by
Released2019
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageHindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
LabelT-Series
ProducerTBA
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Jabariya Jodi
(2019)
Saaho
(2019)
Satellite Shankar
(2019)
Ghibran chronology
Kadaram Kondan
(2019)
Saaho
(2019)
Rakshasudu
(2019)

The music of the film was supposed to be composed by Tanishk Bagchi, who opted out of the film after the director decided to feature additional songs by other composers in the soundtrack.[1] The songs are composed by Tanishk Bagchi and Ghibran is composing the score. The lyrics are written by Tanishk Bagchi in Hindi, Vinayak Sasikumar in Malayalam, Madhan Karky in Tamil, and Sreejo in Telugu.[42]

Track list Hindi

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Psycho Saiyaan"Tanishk BagchiTanishk BagchiSachet Tandon, Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi2:46

Track list Malayalam

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Psycho Saiyaan"Vinayak SasikumarTanishk BagchiYazin Nizar, Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi2:11

Track list Tamil

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Kadhal Psycho"Madhan KarkyTanishk BagchiAnirudh Ravichander, Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi2:11

Track list Telugu

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Psycho Saiyaan"SreejoTanishk BagchiAnirudh Ravichander, Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi2:11

Marketing and release

The teaser of the film was released on 27 April 2017 along with the release of Prabhas' last film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.[22] The first look poster of Prabhas from the film was revealed on his birthday on 22 October 2017.[43] There was some controversy about the poster looking similar to the poster of Blade Runner 2049, with many fans and followers criticizing the poster for the perceived plagiarism.[44] The following year, a making of the film featurette was released on 22 October 2018, on Prabhas' birthday. A second making of the film featurette was released on 2 March 2019, on Shraddha Kapoor's birthday.[45] A poster was unveiled on 21 May 2019 of Prabhas from the film.[46] A week later, another poster of Prabhas was revealed.[47] On 10 June 2019, the first look poster of Shradha Kapoor from the film was released.[48] Another poster of Prabhas was released on 12 June 2019. The following day, a teaser of the film was released in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil.[49] On 23 July, UV Creations released new posters picturing Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor and giving new release date as 30 August, in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil.[50]

The film is re-scheduled for release on 30 August 2019, after initial announced date was pushed back.[2]

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