After “Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?”, if there’s anything that broke the internet with equal intensity, it’s “Happy Birthday Prabhas” or “#HBDDarlingPrabhas”. Fans have been flooding the social media with wishes and prayers for the actor, who turned 38 today. And as for Prabhas, who is at the center-stage of this discussion, he is surely on cloud nine as the first look of his upcoming film ‘Saaho’ also released today.
Following the footsteps of ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ and hoping to achieve similar success, the makers of this movie chose his birthday to release the first look and we are not complaining at all. Prabhas looks amazing in this mysterious and intriguing avatar.
The moment you see the big man in black dressed in a long coat with a scarf covering half his face, walking down the misty road against the backdrop of skyscrapers; you know that you wouldn’t want to miss this. Is it just me or is there anyone else who feels that Prabhas looks like a desi ‘James Bond’ or a doppelganger of Sherlock Homes. After giving an exceptional performance in ‘Baahubali’, Prabhas is all set to stun us all with his never seen before avatar in this action thriller that is being shot in both Hindi and Telugu.
The movie also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh. Neil will play Prabhas’ archenemy in the movie. The teaser that was released earlier this year had already created ripples on social media, and if you by any chance missed that out, you can watch it here.
On one hand where Prabhas’ fans are going gaga over him, Ryan Gosling’s fans don’t seem to be too impressed and are criticizing his avatar which looks heavily copied or ‘inspired’ from that of ‘Blade Runner 2049’.
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Yes, the same foggy road with both men walking in a black outfit; this uncanny resemblance is hard to miss. And we guess we weren’t the first ones to notice this ‘inspired’ look, fans were quick to notice the similarity between the action flick and the sci-fi movie.
Why is #SaahoFL looks like #BladeRunner ? Shameless copy by #Saaho team #SaahoFirstLook #Prabhas V/S #RyanGosling pic.twitter.com/4yqeTrHtyS
— Pardesi (@PardesiYT) October 23, 2017
It’s other way round. Blade Runner has become famous & is tending bcoz of #Saaho. @PrabhasRaju #HBDDarlingPrabhas #SaahoFirstLook pic.twitter.com/hWbkoSCy5K
— Anil Kumar M (@AniltheMatrix) October 23, 2017
So, What If Director hinting that #Saaho is our own but Action-Packed #BladeRunner? A Vigilante Hero chasing down A High-Powered Villain ðŸ¤”
— MERSAL (@AnudipJoel) October 23, 2017
So folks which side are you at – Team Prabhas or Team Ryan Gosling?
The movie also stars Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey and Mandira Bedi in important roles. This movie is special for various reasons and one of them is the fact that this one will be Prabhas’ first films after long years of working for SS Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’, during which he did not work on any other project. ‘Saaho’ is an action thriller directed by Telugu filmmaker Sujeeth Reddy and is scheduled for a 2018 release.
‘Baahubali’ director SS Rajamouli too took to Twitter to praise the look.
Beautiful usage of colours and textures.. Super Stylish Saaho.. #SaahoFirstLook pic.twitter.com/z5IK672wZB
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) 23 October 2017
Shraddha Kapoor also took to Twitter to wish Prabhas on his birthday.
He is truly 1 of a kind. One of the nicest human beings I have ever met. No wonder he is loved so much! Happy happy birthday Prabhas!!!ðŸŽ‚â?¤ï¸?
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) 23 October 2017
While the first look is doing rounds on the social media, people too can’t stop raving about the birthday boy and the much needed badassery he brought with him to the film.
#SaahoFirstLook @UV_Creations Looking GreatðŸ‘ŒðŸ?»âœŒðŸ?¼
— Meher Ramesh (@MeherRamesh) 23 October 2017
Loved d outstanding ambiences surrounded #Prabhas. In other words #SaahoFirstLook Keka. Intriguingly waiting for @sujeethsign’s product. pic.twitter.com/cH21hlD2EQ
— smm RANJITH KUMAR (@smm2ranjith) 23 October 2017
The international action thriller setting of #Saaho is clearly conveyed with this ultra slick #SaahoFirstLook #SaahoFL.. #HBDDarlingPrabhas pic.twitter.com/UJbX8lK9eD
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) 23 October 2017
Here You Go The Much Awaited #SaahoFirstLook
His Style is Matchless
The Macho Rebel Star In Stylish AvtarðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜Ž#HBDDarlingPrabhas pic.twitter.com/WQM8pfI3QR
— Prabhas Rules (@PrabhasRules) 23 October 2017
I guess our Darling is walking into Hollywood!! All the very best bro @sujeethsign and @UV_Creations #SaahoFirstLook pic.twitter.com/oe3xJWJkd3
— Radha Krishna Kumar (@director_radhaa) 23 October 2017