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K.G.F: Chapter 1

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K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)

UA 156 min - Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime - 20 December 2018
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A period drama set in the 1970s, KGF follows the story of a fierce rebel who rises against the brutal oppression in Kolar Gold Fields and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.

Director:  Prashanth Neel

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A period drama set in the 1970s, KGF follows the story of a fierce rebel who rises against the brutal oppression in Kolar Gold Fields and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.


Collections: Prashanth Neel

Tagline: From The Streets Of Mumbai...To The Bloody Gold Mines Of Kolar

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Official Website:  https://bccb.tv/
Country:   India
Release Date:  20 December 2018

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Hombale Films, Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 36 min
Viewers Rating: 5/5 - (5 votes)

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Movie OTT

It was released in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam on 7 December 2018, along with the full soundtrack album; the album for the Hindi version was released on 9 December 2018.

Movie Review

KGF, directed by Prashanth Neel and starring Yash in the lead role, has become a highly talked-about Kannada film nationwide, meeting enormous expectations with its ambitious storytelling. The film follows Rocky, an ambitious boy from the streets of Bombay who dreams of becoming the richest and most powerful man, embarking on a mission that takes him to the fields of KGF. His story is narrated by a journalist chronicling his life in the 1980s.

The film features a fast-paced first half that, while lengthy, sets up an engaging premise for the second half and climax, paving the way for the sequel. The non-linear screenplay is particularly interesting, keeping viewers engaged by steadily showing Rocky’s growth. The film spans from 1951 to 2018, maintaining curiosity as each character is unveiled. Scenes and dialogues are crafted to elicit cheers from the masses, yet the story remains cleverly told, ensuring viewers keep pace with the narrative.

The cinematography, art direction, and locales add an extra edge to the film, with scenes ranging from the dark, dreary world of KGF to the glitzy nightlife of Bangalore being beautifully depicted. Yash lives his character to the fullest, his screen presence captivating viewers and earning their cheers. The ensemble cast effectively supports the narrative, each character contributing to the development of Rocky’s character.

The first part of the film builds Rocky as a maverick mastermind who will stop at nothing to achieve his mission. While the film offers a sense of temporary closure, it leaves the audience yearning for more, successfully setting the stage for the next installment. KGF delivers on its promise, achieving its goal of engaging and entertaining its audience with a compelling and visually stunning narrative.