K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)
K.G.F: Chapter 1 is a action movie written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale films. It is the first instalment in the two-part series, followed by K.G.F: Chapter 2. The movie centres around Raja Krishnappa Bairya “Rocky”, born into poverty, who arrives in Bombay in the 1960s, on a quest for power and wealth as desired by his dying mother. Involved with the gold mafia there, he is recruited to kill Garuda, the oppressive heir-in-waiting, in Kolar Gold Fields. Yash stars as Rocky, while Ramachandra Raju features as Garuda. Anant Nag narrates the film while also playing a supporting role alongside Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N. Simha, Ayyappa P. Sharma and Harish Rai. After a North American premiere on 20 December 2018, K.G.F: Chapter 1 was released in Kannada and in dubbed versions of Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages the following day, and received positive response from audiences. However, critics gave the film mixed reviews; while they praised the cinematography, art direction and background score on the film, the screenplay and editing were criticized. The film performed well commercially and collected ₹76 crore four days into release, in the process breaking the record for the highest grossing Kannada film of all time. The movie was released online by Amazon Prime Video on February 5, 2019 which earlier bought the digital rights for ₹18 crores and Colors Kannada bought the satellite rights for an undisclosed record price. The shooting for KGF Chapter 2 began on 13th March 2019 and the actor Yash shared the muhurtham picture on his Instagram account. The movie dates back to 1951. Here, two incidents take place; The birth of the hero and other in the Kolar Gold Fields (K.G.F) they get gold. The hero is brought up in poverty. When he is very young itself he goes to Mumbai to become a mafia don. His mother’s wish was to see her son rich and powerful.