KGF 2 Movie Review
A smashing mass action drama that lives up to the hype!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
With maddening hype around after the increase in popularity of the first part, a lot was riding on Prashant Neel to deliver the goods with KGF2. And just when it could have gone either way, the director comes out with a super good mass action drama that fires on all cylinders.
KGF2 takes off from the point where the first part left off, with Rocky Bhai (Yash) taking charge of KGF and making it his own. As the others try to pull back their gold from Rocky, in comes Adheera (Sanjay Dutt) who adds more fuel to the fire. It is now up to Rocky to fight against the other powerful men to prove his power, as his problems escalate all through India and tap the doors of the government as well.
As Prashant Neel’s world of KGF is already built up well in the first part, he wastes no time here by digging deeper into the backdrop and straight away gets going with his hero elevation strategy. The first half of the film has only about 3-4 scenes that grab our attention in full, as Prashant sets the stage superbly and even brings about a twist at the interval point.
However, what KGF2 will not prepare you for is its tantalizing second half, which smacks so much intensity and mass elements into the frame that there is hardly any space to breathe. Prashant ensures that there is something to cheer for every 5 minutes in the second half, with Yash’s character of Rocky Bhai being taken up the zenith.
Yash rules the roost this time playing an upgraded version of Rocky Bhai, clad in stylish costumes and having a more confident swag of his own. There is so much to like in how he carries this role, with a pitch-perfect beard and hairdo to accompany him as important factors. The actor leaves no stone unturned in giving the film his best, and this is easily a role that he was born to play. On the other hand, Sanjay Dutt is a welcome addition to the film playing Adheera, who was held back as a surprise package in Part 1. Raveena Tandon’s performance is solid as well, as she brings about the intensity needed for such a role without overdoing it. The rest of the cast is packed with good names and they all do their job well.
Ravi Basrur’s music is the second hero of KGF, as he pumps up the mercury trifold, with his exciting score. The cinematography by Bhuvan Gowda is so well done that there is hardly anything unnecessary on screen.
On the whole, KGF2 works out as a kickass mass elevation drama where Prashant Neel delivers what he promised. In a country where only one out of 10 sequels work, it is so heartening to see a biggie stand up and deliver. KGF 2 Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas