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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 17:48 IST

Salaar: Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer pinning high hopes on its Hindi collection

Salaar is reportedly made on an estimated budget of Rs 400 crore and its high landing cost and raised questions about its breakeven point at the box office.

Salaar poster
Salaar poster | Image:Hombale Films/X
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Prashanth Neel's Salaar is one of the most-anticipated pan-India films and will hit the big screens on December 22. Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran's onscreen chemistry has set the stage for one of the biggest collaborations and the stakes are high at the box office. Reports of the budget of the movie are posing questions about its breakeven point.

A still from Salaar | Image: YouTube screengrab

Exorbitant Salaar budget

Salaar is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 350-400 crore. This is one of the highest budgets for an Indian film. Naturally, makers will want to earn profits. Since Salaar is a pan-India film, the Hindi version will reportedly have to earn Rs 200 crore in the language alone to reach the breakeven point. The bookings for are looking promising and if the film is good, word of mouth can propel it to huge business in the North markets.

Prithviraj Sukumaran stars in Salaar | Image: YouTube screengrab

Till now, the highest-grossing South film in Hindi is KGF Chapter 2 which minted over Rs 430 crore in Hindi alone. Some of the other regional films that did well in Hindi market are Baahubali 1 and 2, Pushpa, RRR and others.

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Salaar pre-release trailer out

The new trailer of the upcoming Prabhas starrer action film Salaar: Part 1 -- Ceasefire was unveiled days before its release and it gives a peek into the world of Khansaar promising adrenaline-boosting action, guns and gore galore. The trailer, which is 2 minutes and 53 seconds in length, begins with the childhood versions of Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran's characters of best friends.

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The trailer cuts to the present day as the enemy forces close in on the walled city of Khansaar and that's when Prithviraj's character summons his childhood friend portrayed by Prabhas. Prabhas exudes a raw and macho aura sending his fans into a frenzy. However, as the trailer progresses, the men turn into foes.

What follows is unprecedented action coupled with a thumping background score and a colour palette that resembles K.G.F: Chapter 2. Produced by Hombale Films and directed by Prashanth Neel, the film is set to release in more than 5,000 screens across India, in five languages on December 22.


 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 11:58 IST

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