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.
Shalini and Damini, two police trainees from differing backgrounds, become fierce rivals after their induction into the academy and their placement in the same room. Their conflict eventually escalates into a full-blown brawl that nearly leads to their suspension. However, after Shalini helps an injured Damini during a forest run challenge when no one else does, their conduct is commended and they become best friends.
Directed by Sudheer Varma
Screenplay by Akshay Poolla
Based on Midnight Runners by Joo-Hwan Kim
Produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati & Hyunwoo Thomas Kim
Starring Regina Cassandra, Nivetha Thomas
Cinematography Richard Prasad
Edited by Viplav Nyshadam
Music by Mikey McCleary
Production Suresh Productions, Guru Films & Kross Pictures
Release date 16 September 2022
Running time 118 minutes