KGF: Chapter 1 still remains a favourite topic to discuss for Yash’s fans because this film went extraordinarily well in terms of everything from acting to cinematography to songs and whatnot. KGF: Chapter 2 hopes for the same.
Chapter 1 broke all the records in the Kannada cinema industry. It became the highest opening ever and highest grossing Kannada film. It also became one of the widest releases ever with around 2200 screens. This action film directed by Prashanth Neel features Yash with Ramachandra Raju and several other actors in supporting roles. With a budget of Rs 80 crore, it became the highest budget film in Kannada at that time.
The film showcases the life of Rocky, a high ranking executioner who wishes to control the city of Mumbai. A businessman offered him Mumbai in return for killing Garuda, a gold smuggler from Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). As Rocky sets on a mission to assassinate Garuda, he looks at the pathetic condition of the workers living as slaves. Soon, Rocky becomes their messiah and executes the killing of Garuda, giving everyone a new ray of hope.
Today as the entire nation awaits KGF: Chapter 2 to arrive, let us discuss some facts that you must know as a fan:
Prashanth Nee directed the film and Vijay Kiragandur produced it under Hombale Films. The cast of this film includes Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty and Prakash Raj. With a budget of around Rs 100 crores, this film earns the title of the costliest Kannada film, just like its first part.
The film releases in the theatres on the 14th of April, 2022 in Kannada and Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu languages.
As the first chapter ended with Rocky becoming a saviour for the people, he will face Adeera, Garuda’s younger brother in the second chapter.
KGF portrays the changing trends of power-hungry politicians and criminals who want to dominate the gold industry.
The advance ticket bookings for KGF: Chapter 2 are already open in UAE.
Despite Srinidhi Shetty becoming a shining star after the release of the former chapter, she rejected 7 films, in order to work for the second part of KGF: Chapter 2.
Srinidhi Shetty will be playing the role of Reena in the film opposite Rocky, making a sole love track. It will also reveal if Rocky chooses her over everything or loses his love.
Sanjay Dutt, known to play the lead role of the villain Adeera, appears for the first time in the Kannada industry. He compared his character with the character “Thanos” in the Hollywood Avengers series. Both of them portrays a strong character with scary looks and makeup. Though the trailer concealed the complete look of Adheera, he carries a sword with a battle armour look and Viking inspired hairdo in the clip.
Raveena Tandon returns to the Kannda cinema after two long decades. She plays the role of Prime Minister “Ramika Sen” in the film. It seems like a difficult character to play for the actress. She plays a significant role in Rocky’s dominance over the gold industry in the film. She even posted a picture of her role on Instagram with the caption “The Gavel To Brutality.”
After Sanjay completed his parts for the film, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Due to this, he had to go to the US for his treatment in August 2020.
Before the release of the first chapter, one-fifth of the shooting for the second chapter completed by the crew working hard for double shifts.
In August 2019, the President of the KGF’s National Citizens Party, N Srinivas, filed a petition against the makers of KGF: Chapter 2. It said that the film tries to destroy nature by shooting in the protected regions of cyanide mound. The court issued a notice to the producer to halt the shoot. Luckily, it stated the date which was just before the scheduled wrapping up of the shoot. After winning the court stay order, the team returned to the area for shooting purposes. Sanjay Dutt joined the crew by the time they started shooting again in the area.
Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore and Kolar featured in the shooting of KGF: Chapter 2. Some of the beautiful places used for shooting were Lalita Mahal Palace, Cyanide Hills in Kolar Gold Fields, Ramoji Film City and Taj Falaknuma Palace. In February 2020, a video went viral regarding a behind the scenes clip of Yash shooting on the Infosys campus in Mysore.
The filmmakers received a notice from the Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco cell. It stated the non-display of the anti-smoking warning message, in the scenes that involve Yash smoking. The filmmakers are required to display such warning messages as per the law.
Ravi Basrur composed the music for this film. T-Series and Lahari Music own the music rights for KGF: Chapter 2. Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and AA Films will present the film in North India. Zee Media acquired the satellite rights for Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil versions.
As a part of its marketing strategy, a fictional newspaper named KGF Times launched from the 4th to the 10th of January, 2021.
Initially, the teaser of KGF: Chapter 2 was scheduled to release on 8th January 2021 on the occasion of Yash’s birthday. But due to leakage of a few cuts from the teaser on the internet, it had to release a day before the scheduled release on 7th January 2021. The teaser came out in a single language featuring English dialogues instead of five different languages. It became the most liked and most viewed teaser with 72 million views in 24 hours.
The teaser talks about a promise that will be kept, the promise is by Rocky Bhai to his dying mother. He promised while he was a kid to his mother that he would never remain in poverty and will become a rich person.
KGF: Chapter 2’s official trailer launched on the 27th of March, 2022. It became the most-watched Indian trailer within 24 hours of its launch. The trailer generated more than 109 million views across five different languages. Watch this at https://youtu.be/JKa05nyUmuQ
The film was to release on 23rd October 2020 on the occasion of Dusshera. But it got delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. The launch shifted to 16 July 2021 for its theatrical release which again shifted to 14 April 2022 due to the same reasons.
During the trailer launch, Prashant Neel conveyed to the audience that actor Yash himself wrote all the marvellous dialogues of Rocky Bhai. This doubled the excitement level for the fans eagerly waiting for the launch of this film.
The renowned director-producer Karan Johar organised the launch of chapter 2’s trailer event. He announced KGF’s entry into the metaverse, named KGF verse. It comes out on the 30th of March, 2022.
The superstar Vijay, whose acting was applauded by the audience in the superhit “Master” will soon be seen again in the film “Beast”. Beast releases on the 13th of April, 2022, a day before KGF: Chapter 2’s launch. Both the superstars will give huge competition to each other. Meanwhile, Yash clarified that both the films can coexist well instead of clashing with each other. He further said that it is not a battle or “KGF 2 vs Beast”. Both the films will have a good reach among the audiences.
Yash went on to speak about his co-stars and director as well. He called himself a fan of Sanjay Dutt and showed his concern for Sanjay’s health when cancer infected him. He even gave the whole credit for the success of KGF: Chapter 1 to the director Prashant Neel.
The first song “Toofan” from this film launched on March 21, 2022. The song showcases the character of the protagonist Rocky Bhai. The song, which is full of energy went viral within a few hours of its launch. The intense beats and unbeatable rhythm of this song surely created an unsettling excitement in the hearts and minds of its fans. The song released in five different languages. It becomes India’s most viewed lyrical video in less than a day with more than 26 million views. It earned more than 2 million likes in all five videos together.
After discussing so much about the film, how are we supposed to contain the excitement that left with the first chapter and continues with the release of the next chapter? With an extraordinary response to the teaser, trailer, poster and song launch, we cannot expect the movie to not break any records. The characters and roles developed by the filmmakers are unbeatable, for instance, the role of “Adheera” by Sanjay Dutt. This record-breaking film will soon hit the theatres and complete the storyline left with the first part. Do you think there will be a third part well for this masterpiece? Stay connected with us and catch the latest updates regarding KGF: Chapter 2.