Genre: Biographical, Sports
Release Date: 26th March, 2021
Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Paresh Rawal, Manav Kaul
Writer/Director: Amole Gupte
Producer/s: Sujay Jairaj, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Rasesh Shah
Saina Box Office Review: Star Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Manav Kaul, Meghna Malik, Subhrajyoti Barat
Director: Amole Gupte
Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj, Rashesh Shah
Saina Box Office Review: Expectations
The biopic is a formula that always works at the Indian Box Office. So when someone brings the story of Indian badminton champion, Saina Nehwal on the big screen, it’s bound to garner a huge curiosity. That’s what happened when the film was announced. At first, the film was supposed to have Shraddha Kapoor in lead but then Parineeti Chopra came on board.
The film’s trailer was released in March only and garnered a decent response from the audience. The music is also good but hasn’t reached a huge section of people yet.
With all this, if Saina released in the normal situation, it would have surely got a decent opening at the box office. However, these are very troubled times and the crowd is just not willing to visit the cinemas yet.
In this situation, there are not many expectations from Saina as far as opening is concerned. If it clicks with the audience, the word of mouth can help it sustain for the long run.
Saina Box Office Review: Impact
Saina Nehwal is a national pride and there are many reasons behind it. The film narrates her extraordinary story. It talks about the challenges she took to shape her up the way she is right now. Her journey of being a badminton champion was very hard and required great sacrifices. The story talks about the people who supported her in the journey and it makes for a very emotional watch.
Saina ticks all the required boxes to be an excellent biographical film. It’s inspiring, despite lack of comedy, it’s entertaining and on top of that, it touches your heart. The performances are very good, the music is beautiful and the direction is also amazing.
Overall, there’s nothing that brings it down. It in fact felt like a Mini ‘Dangal’ to me.
Saina Box Office Review: Final Verdict
Saina will be a slow opener at the box office but its word of mouth will be very good. Right now the film is facing a clash from Godzilla vs Kong but it’s not like the Hollywood film takeaway all its audience. There are no major releases at the box office until Thalaivi on April 23. So if the audience support for the film comes in an expected way, it can continue to bring steady numbers.
A 30 crores lifetime business looks very much practical for Saina and it can go even beyond if all goes well.
The much-awaited trailer of Saina starring Parineeti Chopra in lead is out now and here’s what we think about it. Read on…
Saina Trailer Review: It’s raining biopics in Bollywood and hence it’s tough to create something which doesn’t prove to be just another same kind of project. Hence Saina lands in the market with huge baggage. It has to prove to the audience that it has something interesting for everyone. And on top of that must evoke the emotions inside everyone so that they feel compelled to visit cinemas especially amid pandemic.
The first couple of teasers which released a few days back didn’t promise anything special. However, the trailer of the film which released today definitely creates an impact.
Saina talks about the journey of Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal but it needs more to excite the audience enough at this moment. And Parineeti Chopra who plays the title role seems to have taken care of that. The actress has thrown a big surprise by getting into the skin of a character which has never played before, It’s a different zone altogether for her and she looks comfortable in it. Her body language, expressions and everything seems to be pitch-perfect and intrigues the viewers not just for her performance but also to know more about Saina. Manav Kaul is another actor which will be a treat to watch on the big screen. As soon as he comes on the screen, a smile appears on the face. He plays the coach of Saina and it seems to be an amazing character.
Amole Gupte has directed really good films in the past like Stanley Ka Dabba & Hawa Hawai and this time he is expected to continue that way. However, his previous films were only critically successful and this time the expectations will be for commercial success as well.
Overall, Saina with its trailer promises to be a film full of inspiration and good performances. The film is slated to release on March 26, 2021.
Talking about Saina, Amole Gupte said, “Saina has inspired millions of women out there and is a true example of a strong female icon in the country today and Parineeti has put a lot of effort to represent Saina authentically.”
Parineeti Chopra said, “It’s a huge responsibility to essay someone like Saina Nehwal on screen. She is a legend herself and I was very scared about how people will react, but I’m overwhelmed with the love we are getting from all over the world. The film is a celebration of the unending spirit that lies in each woman.”