KGF – Chapter 2 Review 4.5/5 & Rating
KGF – CHAPTER 2 [Hindi] is the story of a man who takes on new challenges after successfully taking over an empire. Rocky kills Garuda (Ramachandra Raju) in the Kolar Gold Fields aka KGF and takes charge, much to the annoyance of Guru Pandian (Achyuth Kumar), Andrews (BS Avinash), Rajendra Desai (Lakki Lakshman). They had expected to rule the KGF and take over its immense wealth. However, with the help of the slaves, who believe him to be a messiah, Rocky usurps the throne. He even kills Virat (Vinay Bidappa), Garuda’s brother and the heir apparent to the KGF throne. However, Rocky spares Vanaram (Ayyappa P Sharma), the commander of the army at KGF. Vanaram, initially angry, joins Rocky in training young children who become the new guards of the territory. Rocky discovers that there are several unexcavated mines in the area and he orders the men to start extracting gold from those locations. The idea is to discover as much gold as possible in the shortest amount of time. Meanwhile, Adheera (Sanjay Dutt), the brother of Suryavardhan, the founder of KGF, was presumed dead. However, he is alive and comes to KGF to get revenge and claim ownership. He deftly retrieves Rocky from KGF and shoots him. He lets Rocky survive so that word can spread throughout KGF that the terrible Adheera is here. Rocky recovers but finds that no one can get out of KGF as Adheera’s men have surrounded the mines. Meanwhile, Shetty (Dinesh Mangaluru), Rocky’s ex-boss in Bombay, has joined forces with other gangsters across West and South India and plans to crack down on Rocky. You also have to deal with Inayat Khalil (Balakrishna), a feared gangster from Dubai. How Rocky battles all of these elements makes up the rest of the film.
Prashanth Neel’s story is excellent and pays tribute to the angry young men and Amitabh Bachchan’s gangster films of the 70’s and 80’s. The screenplay by Prashanth Neel is very captivating. Despite such an extensive story and so many characters, his writing flows smoothly. Also, he’s well aware that audiences are expecting a lot of massive stuff from KGF – CHAPTER, and in that regard, he’s making the fans very happy, as he’s peppered the narration with many gossip scenes. The Hindi dialogues are very powerful and further enhance the film’s commercial appeal. A few scenes work really well just because of the acidic one-liners.
Prashanth Neel’s directing is outstanding. He deserves credit for coming up with something like this and then executing it so well. The way he showed the world of KGF in Part 1 had already impressed viewers. In the sequel, he takes the greatness and greatness a step ahead. He ensured there was plenty of drama and action throughout the film. In fact, there is so much happening at every moment that viewers don’t even have time to blink! On the downside, the movie gets a bit confusing since there are multiple characters. A few developments are a bit convenient. Also, the love song acts like a speed breaker in the second half, although you can see its importance in the climax.
KGF – CHAPTER 2 starts off well but gets even better with the stylish appearance of Rocky. It will definitely cause a sensation in the cinemas. Adheera’s entry is menacing, while Rocky and Adheera’s initial confrontation is quite gripping. The intermission point surprises and is loved by moviegoers. The second half starts with a bang. Ramika Sen’s (Raveena Tandon) performance adds to the fun and madness. Two scenes that stand out here are Rocky meeting Ramika Sen in the PMO and Rocky going to the police station to get the gold piece. The latter is sure to amaze viewers! The finale, as expected, is out of this world.
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Speaking of performances, Yash is excellent. His style and swag are second to none. And it performs too well. KGF has proven he has the potential to become a pan-Indian star and KGF – CHAPTER 2 confirms that fact. Sanjay Dutt is fit for the role. He delivers a good performance and you wish he had more screen time. Raveena Tandon is fantastic and leaves a tremendous mark despite entering late in the narrative. Srinidhi Shetty (Reena) looks stunning and delivers a worthy performance. Ayyappa P Sharma plays his role well. Prakash Raj (Vijayendra) is reliable as always. Achyuth Kumar, BS Avinash, Lakki Lakshman, Dinesh Mangaluru and Balakrishna are decent. Archana Jois (Rocky’s mother) is lovely. Your trace is of the utmost importance. Govinde Gowda is quite nice as a peon. Malavika Avinash (Deepa Hegde; journalist) convinced. Rao Ramesh (Raghavan; CBI officer) is memorable, especially in the scene where he tells Ramika to take the KGF matter seriously.
Ravi Basrur’s music is dramatic and gives you goosebumps. ‘Toofan’ is energetic. Visually it works great too. ‘Sultan’ is in the same zone as “Rocky Bhai”. ‘Falak Tu Garaj Tu’ in order. Ravi Basrur’s background music is quite loud but adds to the impact. Bhuvan Gowda’s cinematography is commendable. The film has a fresh, international look and doesn’t look like a regional film at all. Shivakumar’s production design is quite imaginative. Anbariv’s action is one of the highlights of the film. Unifi Media’s VFX are terrific. Sania Sardhariya’s costumes for Yash are quite stylish, while Navin Shetty’s costumes for Sanjay Dutt are unique and novel. Ashwin Mawle and Hassan Khan’s costumes for Srinidhi Shetty are glamorous. Ujwal Kulkarni’s cut is razor sharp.
Total KGF – CHAPTER 2 [Hindi] is a blockbuster through and through. The film has already generated tremendous buzz and historic pre-sales due to the hype, popularity of the first part, the mass element and of course Yash’s stylish avatar. It’s sure to make a historic debut at the box office and prove to be one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, challenging even the pre-pandemic record-breaking numbers. Recommended!
KGF – CHAPTER 2 film review