Saakini Daakini is a Telugu action comedy film, directed by young filmmaker Sudheer Varma known for directing movies such as Swamy Ra Ra (2013), Dochay (2015), Keshava (2017) and Ranarangam (2019). The upcoming film marks his 5th directorial venture after these films.
The film is an official remake of 2017 South Korean film Midnight Runner, which was directed by Jason Kim and starred Park Seo- joon and Kang Ha- neul in the lead roles. The upcoming remake was announced in September 2020.
Saakini Daakini Cast & Crew
The film stars two young and promising South Indian divas- Nivetha Thomas and Regina Cassandra in the lead role. They are playing two students of police academy- Shalini and Damini, respectively.
Nivetha was last seen in Venu Sriram’s Telugu legal drama film, Vakeel Saab opposite megastar Pawan Kalyan whereas Regina Cassandra’s recent film bilingual (Telugu-Tamil) war film 1945, in which she features opposite Rana Daggubatti.
The film is jointly produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim under the banners of Suresh Productions , Guru Films and Kross Pictures. On technical front, Richard Prasad is handling the cinematography, Viplav Nyshadam is taking care of editing work and Mikey McCleary is composing the music and background score.
Saakini Daakini Release Date & OTT
Saakini Daakini was released on September 16, 2022 in theatres but received mixed reviews and failed at Box Office, soon to be available on Netflix from 30 Sep 2022.
Saakini Daakini vasthunnaru. Bhayapadakandi. Ee saari entertain cheyadaniki maathrame. Saakini Daakini, coming to Netflix on September 30th. pic.twitter.com/Rk8JxCBU4Y
— Netflix India South (@Netflix_INSouth) September 29, 2022
Saakini Daakini Trailer Out
Along with revealing the release date of the film, the makers also dropped its trailer. The 2-minute long trailer introduces two girls- Damini and Shalini, who are students in a Police academy, struggling to find their way in the men’s world.
As their journey begins in the academy, they end up busting a gang of human traffickers. Overall, the films look like full-fledged entertainers. While the character Shalini is a rebel and foodie, her fellow recruit Damini is a total neat freak because of her obsession- compulsive needs. The trailer also shows the protagonists performing some high-octane scenes.
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— ReginaaCassandraa (@ReginaCassandra) September 12, 2022