– REEMA CHHABDA
The first instalment, KGF: Chapter 1, concluded on a high note and piqued interest for almost 3.5 years. With the release of KGF: Chapter 2 today (April 14), Yash and director Prashanth Neel have once again outdone themselves.
After defeating Garuda, Raja Krishnappa Bairya AKA Rocky Bhai (Yash) is now the monarch of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). Rocky has constructed an indestructible empire in KGF, according to Prakash Raj, with his intelligent thinking and quick wit. His rivals enlist the help of the great Adheera (Sanjay Dutt) to put an end to his intentions to expand his dominion. From there, it’s a machismo showdown. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ramika Sen (Raveena Tandon) is concerned about Rocky Bhai’s rapid rise. The tale revolves around how they deal with Rocky.
Prashanth Neel did an excellent job of introducing the characters and plot in the first part. The second section, KGF: Chapter 2, depicts the adversaries’ inability to deal with Rocky’s ascension to the status of people’s saviour. In terms of story, the sequel has enough of meat, which is a great plus. Rocky simply has one goal in mind, and he has no fear of anyone or anything.
Every scene is brilliantly shot and draws us into the world of KGF, whether it’s Rocky’s introductory montage or the climax fight between Yash and Sanjay Dutt. The film’s flaw, though, is its erratic pacing. Srinidhi Shetty’s flashback segments and Yash’s flashback sequences stifle the film’s flow. As a result, the overall tempo suffers.
The stunt sequences in Chapter 2 deserve special note. In most cases, they are magnificent, innovative, and do not violate logic.
In most cases, editor Ujwal Kulkarni’s work is slick. KGF: Chapter 2 has been raised to a new level thanks to cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda and music by Ravi Basrur.
KGF: Chapter 2 by Prashanth Neel is packed with ‘mass’ moments for both Yash and Sanjay Dutt. These scenes abound and appear at regular intervals to build anticipation for what’s to come. Prashanth has found a terrifying villain in Sanjay Dutt, who is as important as the hero.
As Rocky Bhai, Yash is extravagant. It’s reasonable to say he’s given the role new life and appears at comfortable while delivering the cheesy lines. He owns them, and it works perfectly. Sanjay Dutt’s Adheera instils fear in his audience with his terrible actions. Sanjay’s performance is effective, and will keep you hooked whenever he’s on screen.
Raveena Tandon, as India’s Prime Minister, gives a sincere performance. Srinidhi Shetty’s performance is underwhelming and worrisome. Her character’s goal is called into question by contradictory views.
KGF: Chapter 2 is an engrossing sequel with multiple audience applause-worthy moments. The film’s climax is both cathartic and beautifully shot.