One user wrote: "The real reason Kattappa killed Baahubali was to prevent him from doing 'Saaho'."

Prabhass Saaho fails to impress but the memes on the film are pure gold
Flix Social Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 18:32

After the grand Baahubali franchise, actor Prabhas's most anticipated movie Saaho finally released on August 30. Directed by Sujeeth and made on a whopping budget of Rs 350 crore, the movie was released in 10,000 screens in India in four languages – Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor is paired opposite Prabhas and the film also features Arun Vijay, Mandira Bedi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, and Mahesh Manjrekar among others as the cast.

However, the ambitious film has failed to impress the audience. The movie was panned for its poor script and over-the-top VFX and social media has been flooded with memes taking a dig at the makers for ‘wasting a huge amount of money’.

One Twitter user wrote: "The real reason Kattappa killed Baahubali was to prevent him from doing Saaho."

According to early reports, Saaho has collected Rs 73 lakh at the Chennai box office on its opening day. Ramesh Bala tweeted, "#Saaho Telugu takes All-time No.1 Opening for a Telugu movie in #Chennai City.. Day 1 - ₹ 32 Lakhs Gross.. Beating #BharatAneNenu 's ₹ 27 Lakhs.. All 3 versions collect a huge ₹ 73 Lakhs.."

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As per early estimates, Saaho has collected over Rs 50 crore gross at the Telugu box office on its first day. Shreyas Sriniwaas tweeted, "Film #Saaho is rocking in Telugu circuit and day1 business will be approx #Nizam 12Cr #AP 38Cr. Total 50+Cr Nett. It's a New Record. Film will collect approx 25Cr in Hindi as we predicted. Rest in TNK and Karnataka! Means It can touch 100Cr mark on day1 only."

The Hindi version of the movie has managed to rake in over Rs 24 cr on the film's opening day. 

According to IB Times, the theatrical rights of the film have earned Rs 124 crore from the Telugu states, Rs 28 crore from Karnataka, Rs 20 crore from Tamil Nadu, Rs 6 crore from Kerala, Rs 70 crore from north India, and Rs 42 crore from all the international markets, thereby making Rs 290 crore in total.

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