Saakini Daakini is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Sudheer Varma and produced by Suresh Productions, Guru Films, and Kross Pictures. An official remake of the 2017 South Korean film Midnight Runners, it stars Regina Cassandra and Nivetha Thomas. The film has music composed by Mikey McCleary.Principal photography took place from March 2021 to August 2021, entirely in Hyderabad.Saakini Daakini 2022 Full Movie Download
Saakini Daakini was released theatrically on 16 September 2022.Shalini and Damini are best friends and police trainees, where they witness a kidnapping of a girl by gangsters, who run a women egg harvesting ring. The duo venture out to save the girl without any fear of consequences.In January 2020, producer Suresh Babu acquired the remake rights of the South Korean film Midnight Runners in a collaboration with the Seoul-based Kross Pictures. Directed Sudheer Varma was signed to helmed the remake in the same month. Actress Regina Cassandra and Nivetha Thomas were signed to play lead roles in August 2020. The film has music composed by Mikey McCleary.The film commenced it’s principal photography in March 2021 but was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Final schedule resumed in July that year with shoot wrapping up in August 2021. The film’s title was confirmed as Saakini Daakini in November 2021.The film is Varma’s first remake as a director. While the original film featured two male protagonists, Varma swapped their genders to females and tweak the script accordingly. The film was shot entirely in Hyderabad.Balakrishna Ganeshan of The News Minute rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote “It feels like there is no progress in the story and that the plot is moving in the same circle. The comedy in scenes involving Prithviraj and others in the first half, which keeps the film light-hearted, completely misses its mark in the second half”. The Times of India rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote “Despite its entertaining first half, the film ends up over ambitious in the second half crumbling under its own weight. But this show of girl power by Regina and Nivetha is a welcome change”. Sakshi Post rated the film 2 out of 5 stars and wrote “Watch Saakini Daakini at your own risk. If you love Korean movies, check out the original version instead!”.