Runtime for any film plays a vital role in the success or failure of the movie. According to analysts a 2 hour 15 minutes (135 minutes) to 2 hour 30 minutes (150 minutes) is considered to be an ideal runtime for the films.
Most of the songs in the film occupy the space 20 minutes to 30 minutes. In short, the screen play without songs would be around 2 hours is set as an ideal runtime to execute the story without songs.
However, there are some classics and blockbusters which exceed the aforesaid parameters of runtime. Films like Rangasthalam, Baahubali 2 crossed the horizons of runtime. Their runtime of screen play without songs was 2 hour 30 minutes and 2 hour 20 minutes respectively.
However, Young Rebel Star Prabhas's upcoming film Saaho runtime is shocking everyone. Reports say the total runtime of Saaho clocks at 171 minutes (2 hours 51 minutes) which includes a 12 minutes runitme for all three songs such as Psycho Saiyaan. Enni Soni and Bad Boy. The film has a total runtime without songs would be around 2 hour 39 minutes (159 minutes). This is really very huge and hasn't been a practice of any film in the recent past..
Audience should be more patient watching the film that has a marathon runtime with just three songs. However, if at all the story is gripping and the action sequences make your jaws dropped, it would be a cake walk the film achieving the target.