After riding huge on the massive pre-release buzz and the extensive hype surrounding the film, Prabhas starrer 'Saaho' finally hit the screens today. The action thriller faced an early setback after the morning shows of the film were cancelled at several places, predominantly in the northern part of the country owing to late delivery of 2K prints to theatres. Despite the issue, the film is expected to record good numbers on opening day.
As per the latest report on Boxofficeindia, the film has taken a very good opening of about 45-50% where it has been able to release in the morning shows. The opening day collection will be a benchmark for dubbed films from the South as the top two films - 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' and '2.0' had big plus factors for the Hindi markets. While the second installment of 'Baahubali' had the plus of the huge appreciation of the first part, '2.0' had a big star from Hindi cinema.
However, the early reports are not that encouraging and being a dubbed film this does make it tough but the initial is there. But if the day holds well enough, the film will clock a big opening number, especially for a dubbed film.The strong numbers for the film from the southern markets might be enough for the film to make it to the second-highest all India opening ever after 'Baahubali - The Conclusion'. The film will replace Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0' to take the second spot on the list.