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Saaho pre-release business: Prabhas’ film theatrical cost stands at Rs 290 Cr worldwide

Sujeeth’s multi-lingual Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer, the action film ‘Saaho’ is gearing up for release next weekend, much to the delight of fans worldwide.

The film which will release in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi on August 30 worldwide is one of the most-awaited films, releasing after a two-year gap of Prabhas’ previous hit ‘Baahubali 2’. While the posters of the film received flak for being lifted from various other movie posters and photo shoots, the teaser and trailer of the film were received well, so were the songs. The film will see BGM by ‘Ghibran’ who also composed for ‘Rakshasudu’, which is something also much-awaited.

According to Andhra Box Office, the film stands at a theatrical value of Rs 290 Cr worldwide in various languages. Here’s a breakdown of the figures:

Area Value (in Cr)
Nizam 40.0
Ceded 23.6
Vizag 15.0
Godavari 19.0
Krishna 9.6
Guntur + Nellore 16.8
Total (Nizam + AP) 124 Cr
Karnataka 28
TN 20
Kerala 6
Rest of India 70
Overseas (Indian versions) 42
Total (Worldwide) Theatrical 290 Cr

Including satellite rights, digital streaming, music, international versions and other avenues, the website states that the total number is expected to touch Rs 500 Cr. After ‘2.0’ and ‘Baahubali 2’, this makes the film’s pre-release business the third highest in Indian Cinema History. The website also states that to achieve hit status the film needs to rake in a gross of Rs 600 Cr to recover the Rs 290 Cr share.

While nothing much about the film’s story is known, it remains to be seen how the film will fare. Especially with the festive season coming through and films pushing their dates to September, leaving way for the film to shine. Apart from the lead pair, the film also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Evelyn Sharma, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey and others in key roles.

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