Movie: KGF Chapter 2
Banner: Films of Hombale
Cast: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj, Malavika Avinash, Rao Ramesh, Eshwari Rao and others.
Music: Ravi Basur
Director of Photography: Bhuvan Gowda
Editor: Ujwal Kulkarni
Producer: Vijay Kirangandur
Written and directed by: Prashanth Neel
Release date: April 14, 2022
“KGF”, originally made in Kannada and simultaneously released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam, was a box office phenomenon. The second part “KGF 2” has already stormed the box office with massive pre-sales.
The pre-release buzz was on par with “Baahubali 2”. Is part two worth all the hype? Let’s find out…
‘KGF 2’ begins with the aftermath of Garuda’s murder. Rocky Bhai (Yash) who created his own army in KGF becomes the most powerful man.
Meanwhile, Adheera (Sanjay Dutt) arrives to retrieve KGF. Moreover, Inayat Khalil and Prime Minister Ramika Sen (Raveena Tandon) are getting closer to him.
Can Rocky face these powerful people? What fate is reserved for Rocky? Will his girlfriend Reena (Srinidhi Shetty) unite with him?
Yash who has a great swag hypnotizes us again with his style and his intense performances. In the first part, he didn’t get a chance to wear designer clothes. Here, as the richest don, he wears colorful costumes and grooms himself well. He exudes style in every scene. He gets dialogues that suit his mass personality. His performance is also terrific.
Sanjay Dutt as Adheera looks stunning as he wears it. His imposing personality and demeanor suited the powerful character well. But his role is not so effective for the main antagonist.
Raveena Tandon steals the moments she finds herself in. She has the right look and delivered a powerful performance.
Srinidhi Shetty gets a longer role than what was offered to her earlier. Eeswari Rao makes her presence felt.
Besides Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj is the newest addition to the world of KGF but hasn’t had a role worth mentioning. Rao Ramesh has a decent role.
The action sequences are breathtaking. Anbriv also offered Adrenaline Episodes this time around. Ravi Basrur’s background score improves the overall experience. The cinematography and production design are awe-inspiring. But the visual effects are not effective in some parts.
Yash as Rocky and his swag
Prashanth Neel’s dialogue writing
The emotional quotient is not strong
The first part of “KGF” ended up setting the stage for a showdown between Rocky Bhai and Adheera. In the first part, we didn’t get a full look at Adheera and its face. The real story of Rocky’s rise in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) unfolds in the second part, and as we guessed, we see the fight between Rocky Bhai and Adheera.
Director Prashanth Neel wastes no time drawing us into the world he created in KGF. As in the first part, the film begins with a journalist interviewing a writer who has documented the developments of the Narachi Company. In the second part, Ananth Nag’s son Prakash Raj steps in to tell the story.
Since we’ve already seen Rocky’s story from assassin to KGF assassin, Part Two focuses on his issues with the new group of forces.
If we see the history of gangster movies, the “rise” of a don always makes an interesting watch, but not its “rule”. In “KGF 2,” Prasanth Neel played his game well. There are issues with his narrative, but he holds our interest from start to finish, as the film is filled with many uplifting scenes. It elevates heroism to the top.
So the drama involving Rocky and his new batch of enemies isn’t quite as engrossing. Despite featuring big stars like Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon against Yash, the drama isn’t exciting enough.
Four episodes are the main highlight…
1. After Adheera defeats him, Rocky takes a step back and comes back strong. The scene of Rocky attacking Adheera again against the backdrop of mines is visually stunning.
2. To get a golden cookie, he sets an entire police station on fire with a terrific mass moment (you can also see a preview of it in the teaser).
3. The scene of Srinidhi informing Yash of her pregnancy
4. The Burmese episode of Raveena Tandon
Along with creating adrenaline-pumping sequences, Prashanth has written some terrific dialogue. “Ikkade Talale Maaruthai Keereetalu Kaadu” is a fine example of his clever writing. As in the first part, it cuts a scene abruptly and brings in a narrator-interviewer scene to continue the story, saving a lot of running time.
Prashanth Neel scales the film to a lavish scale and extracts the finest production from its musical director, cinematographer and lead hero.
However, the film has its share of problems.
Yash entering the hall of parliament with his own army is like pushing illogicality to the extreme. The mother-doctor sequence in the final moments is absurd. The episode of Eeshwari Rao-son son is another forced drama.
Despite these minor glitches and illogical streaks, Neel continues to produce moment after moment.
Overall, “KGF 2” is a total paisa vasool artist. It’s a party for the general public. The film is like a baap of elevations and lives up to the hype. “KGF 2” provides entertainment and provides an immersive experience with mass moments.
At the end of the line : Worth the hype
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