Saaho Trailer Leaves Many Questions Unanswered…

 Hopefully, the answers would be provided on August 30 when  the film releases. But for now the  long-awaited trailer   that came out on  Saturday left many puzzled with its stress on high-octane  action and low-level plotline.

Quite  honestly the film seems  slim on   the  plot. The  unrelenting stress  on creating overpowering  visuals  leaves  the  characters  with nothing  much to  do except act  ‘good’ or ‘bad’ with no  room for subtleties. In  fact Saahocould be making the same  mistakes as Shankar’s  2:0. And much more severely.

 Excessive  visual velocity, short on substance, the trailer  of Saaho gives a whole new  definition to the  concept of  ‘substance abuse.’ The content suffers  an onslaught  of intemperate  action.

Put in a  nutshell, the  trailer  of Saaho suggests  a state  of suspended  breathing. So busy is it being tense  that it refuses to exhale.And  the  staccato dialogues  don’t help. Murli Sharma  playing a good bad-cop  describes  Prabhas’s character as   the statutory warning against  smoking that comes in the beginning of films.

“He means well like the  statutory warning  for  a feelgood film. But the visuals  are disturbing,”  says Murli.

 This is perhaps  the smartest line  I heard   in the eager-to-please trailer. And it really made no sense.It could be a  dubbing discrepancy. Or, more disturbingly,a symptom  of  a creative process  that tries to be too smart  for its own  good.

The  plot seems  abysmally underdeveloped. There are  5-6 villains  played by the  unusual suspects like ChunkyPandey , Mahesh Manjrekar , Neil Nitin Mukesh  and  Mandira Bedi and  some cops sitting around  planning how to nab them.

And in  how many Telugu films  will  Vennela Kishore play the hero’s best friend?

Prabhas seems  strangely out of  his depth . He  is fine  in  the action scenes. But the minute he  open his mouth  to say the dialogues  the magic  kind of evaporates exposing his inability to  hold a scene unless surrounded by props  ,and that includes Shradha Kapoor.

Going  by the trailer Saaho seems very anxious  to get our attention. Desperation is never a good thing.I am sure the  caucus of villains in Saaho know that.

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