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K.G.F Review

U/A Action, Drama, Romance 2 hrs 36 mins Dec 21, 2018
Excellent
3.1

Critics

3.0

Users

3.3

K.G.F Review & Rating

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KGF Review: A Big-Ticket Movie Good Enough To Warrant A Weekend Watch

The premise

Never have we seen the craze KGF garnered outside of Karnataka for a Kannada film. Made on a lavish budget for the industry and with the young superstar Yash, the movie released with unusual hype and a large number of screens worldwide not to talk about the number of languages it is dubbed into. Let's see if all this hype is justified with KGF review. 

The story

Rocky is an ambitious youngster who grew up dreaming of making big money. It was his mother's dying wish. So, the boy who dwelled in the streets of Mumbai dreaming big and ruling the world grabs the chance immediately when he was sent to the Kolar Gold Fields by certain big men. 

The Vision and The Star

The movie is centered around Yash and his star personality. The director Prashanth Neel dreamt big just like his hero in KGF. His vision is grand and the taking is trendy. He has shown Yash at his heroic best. The character is carved with a range of emotions and the hero happily obliged his director. The narration is never dull. But after a certain point everything feels repetitive. 

The non-linear narration which creates huge interest in the audience is also the undoing of the film as nothing gets in the line for a long time. The more than two and a half hours of narration also mars the viewing experience. But that doesn't come in the way of Yash's performance. He had a field day in many scenes which are elevating his heroism. The dialogue delivery, body language and the range of expressions he has shown is a good audition for bigger things to come for him. 

The rest

Srinidhi Shetty and rest of the actors did their parts well. Most of them are used as props in a grand narration. Tamannaah sizzled in a grand narration. Senior actor Anant Nag has a special role in the movie. He tells the story of Rocky in a period between 1958-the present. He chronicles the story of this man with a bellyful of dreams in the 1980s. 

The crew

The music by Ravi Basrur and Tanishk Bagchi is good in parts. The songs are average but the background score thumping. The cinematography by Bhuvan Gowda is standard setting. The way the Kolar Gold Fields is shown, the way the nightlife of the big cities is visualized... everything matched the vision of the director. The action sequences are energetic. The production scale is superior to most of the Kannada films. 

Finally

KGF: Chapter 1 is just a showreel for what to come in the second chapter. The second part is well set up during the climax of this film, the audience may feel a bit disappointed as they have watched an incomplete story. The entire first half is breathtaking. The second half slows down a bit. All in all, KGF is a big-ticket movie which can be watched if you don't have issues with a downpour of blood on the screen. This reviewer is wondering how this film got away without an A rating. 

Positives

  • Grand scale
  • Rich visuals
  • Yash performance
  • Interesting narration

Negatives

  • Body count (too much of violence)
  • Not that good second half

Pycker Rating: 3 out of 5

K.G.F Critic Reviews

K.G.F User Reviews

  • Rocking King

    23 Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM

    KGF is a mass movie which is based on a true story of Kolar Gold Fields... Rocking Star Yash starring Rocky rocks at the silver screen.... Dialogues are pure mass though a dubbed film in telugu from Kannada it's like a pure Telugu written film as the dialogues are perfect with perfect rhyming... Attitude is totally at peaks.... We became fans of his acting... Cinema would be nothing without YASH.... Thope movie bhayya..... Must Watch Film at the end of a marvelous Year... 

  • Manju

    11 Jan 19 @ 12:27 PM

    After watching this movie I was amazed.. Everything is superb.. Movie lovers must watch movie.. Excellent direction and Hash you nailed it..  

  • Anish

    22 Dec 18 @ 9:18 AM

    Kgf is a engaging drama in the backdrop of 20th century.The film is a treat to mass audience.Yash and lead charecters  excelled in their roles.

K.G.F Live Updates & Public Talk

Kannada movie KGF has literally surprised the movie lovers across the nation with its mind blowing trailer which no one saw coming. The scale, vision and the passion behind making this magnum opus has impressed the audience and it has created a good buzz for the film. KGF has released worldwide in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu languages. The initial response for the film is decent across the country.

The first half of KGF is said to be filled with lots of fan pleasing moments and elevation scenes. The first 20 mins of the film are said to be the biggest positive about the first post which the film slows down a bit. The lack of emotional connect with most of the characters of the film which are introduced one after the other is said to be the major let down. However, the first half is said to be watchable for the mass moments.

The second half of KGF is said to be high on action sequences and emotions. The climax of the film is said to be well executed. The background score and visuals of KGF are said to be yet another highlight of the film. Yash is being appreciated for giving his best to the film and nailing it with his performance. A certain section of the audience are however disappointed for the fast paced narration and lack of emotions.

Stay tuned for KGF review and live updates.

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What is KGF About?

We have never seen this much craze for a Kannada film and never before a Kannada movie hit these many screens in all the South Indian languages. Sensational young actor Yash has been in the news for the last few days for many reasons and all for the right reasons. With K. G. F. he is going to give an audition for even bigger things to come from him. His rise to stardom is as fascinating as the setting of this film. That of the Kolar Gold Fields. 

This action drama with a period setting is helmed by Prashanth Neel of Ugramm fame. KGF is made on an epic scale and will be released in two parts. We are going to witness what's in store with the first of the two chapters starting from tomorrow. Srinidhi Shetty pairs up with Yash and a host of acting talented are roped in for various roles. 

KGF: Chapter 1 Promises

Epic storytelling

KGF is the magnum opus of the young filmmaker Prashanth Neel. The movie is made on an epic scale with the Kolar Gold Fields as the backdrop. Destiny and call of duty play an important part in this movie as is the case with all epics. The scale of this movie is the biggest a film from Kannada Cinema has ever seen. The buzz for this movie is also unprecedented. The movie deals with gold mining and slavery of the people in the gold fields. 

The opening quote in the trailer says: The ending of all great stories is written by destiny. And as the closing dialogue (by the mother of the protagonist?) says: when you have people by your side, you may win the war. But when people believe in your leading them, the world will be yours. A revolution. lead by Yash's Rocky. 

Yash as Rocky

Yash who rose to stardom with several hits in the past half-decade plays the role of a man chosen by destiny. Rocky is sent to the Kolar Gold Mines by some big men to do the work for them. But the boy who wants to rule the world and grew up in Bombay (Mumbai) has the other job to do. Which was thrust upon him even as he was born. The magnificence of such scale is balancing on the broad shoulders of this young man. 

Team assembled by Homable Films

Apart from the talented director, KGF boasts of some of the biggest talents in Sandalwood. The music scored by Ravi Basrur and Tanishk Bagchi matches the epic scale of this film. The cinematography is excellent with some grand visuals. It seems to have created an immersive atmosphere for the film.

Vaarahi Chalana Chitra presents this movie in Telugu and Vishal Film Factory releases this movie in Tamil. With such strong backing and a budget of more than Rs. 80 crores, KGF is well supported and now it is time to realise the expectations. 

Don't miss even a word about how the movie is, keep watching this space for KGF review, rating and complete analysis. Stay tuned.