K.G.F: Chapter 2

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K.G.F: Chapter 2
K.G.F Chapter 2.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byPrashanth Neel
Produced byVijay Kiragandur
Karthik Gowda
Written byPrashanth Neel
Starring
Music byRavi Basrur
CinematographyBhuvan Gowda
Edited bySrikanth Gowda
Production
company
Distributed by
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada
Budget₹100 crore[1][2]

K.G.F: Chapter 2 is an upcoming Indian Kannada-language film written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale Films. The second installment of the two-part series, it is a follow-up to the 2018 film K.G.F: Chapter 1 and stars Yash with Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj.[3]

Prashant Neel retained the technicians from its predecessor with Bhuvan Gowda handling the cinematography, Srikanth Gowda editing the film and Ravi Basrur scoring the music for the soundtrack and the film's background.[4]

Being the most expensive Kannada film with a budget of ₹100 crore,[5][1] K.G.F: Chapter 2 was initially scheduled for theatrical release on 23 October 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7] Although its release date was not confirmed,[8] the film is scheduled to release in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam languages.[9]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Prashanth Neel, worked on the film's screenplay after the release of Ugramm (2014), and development of the film began in early 2015.[14] However, he decided to split the film in two parts, as the narration of this story is in non-linear format, and the decision to split the film into two parts, also had to with the commercial prospects. In an interview with The Times of India, on October 2018, he added “The scale of the project is huge and we had a scope for a beginning, an interval and an end for both parts, so it made sense for us to release it as two parts”. As for the decision to make it as a multilingual, he says that it was because the film is based on a unique idea and has a universal theme.[15] On December 2020, Prashanth Neel confirmed that there is no third instalment in the KGF franchise.[16]

Prashanth Neel decided to rope in composer Ravi Basrur,[17] cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda, editor Srikanth Gowda, art director Shivakumaar, costume designers Yogi G. Raj and Sania Sardharia as a part of the technical crew for the second part of the film.[18][19][4]

Casting[edit]

While Yash and Srinidhi Shetty have reprised their respective roles, Sanjay Dutt was roped in for a pivotal role on February 2019.[20] Media rumours that Raveena Tandon would appear in the film started making rounds as early as February 2019.[21] A news report in The Times of India confirmed that Tandon will be seen in a "major role" in the film.[11] Despite Srinidhi becoming a breakout star, post the release of the predecessor, she rejected seven films, in order to start shoot for the film.[22] The makers hosted an audition on April 2019, for aspiring actors who want to become a part of the film's cast.[23]

On 29 July 2019,[24] Sanjay Dutt was revealed to be playing the role of the main antagonist,[25] Adheera.[26][27] He compared his character to Thanos, and revealed that it was "shown to be a dangerous character with scary makeup" and added that it was a role he was looking for.[28] Raveena Tandon was reported to play the role of Prime Minister Ramika Sen, and stated that "it was a difficult character to portray".[29]

Telugu actor Rao Ramesh was cast in a pivotal role in May 2019,[30] and Tamil actor Saran Shakthi was cast in August 2019.[31] On 26 August 2020, when the filming resumed, Prakash Raj was also revealed to be playing an important character.[12][32]

Filming[edit]

Before the release of its predecessor on December 2018, the makers shot 20% of its second part, and the crew went on double shifts till January 2019.[33] On 4 January, it was announced that they have completed 15% of the shooting, and planned to resume the film in the summer of 2019.[34]

Filming for K.G.F: Chapter 2 started in 13 March 2019 in Hyderabad, with a formal puja ceremony.[35] After an initial round of filming near Bangalore on May 2019,[36] Yash announced that he will join the sets only in June 2019.[37] The film's shooting started on 4 June at the Lalita Mahal Palace in Mysore,[38] although Yash joined the sets on 6 June.[39] Later the shoot commenced in August 2019 at Cyanide Hills in Kolar Gold Fields.[40] On 28 August 2019, N Srinivas, president of the KGF's National Citizens Party filed a petition against the makers and alleged that the film is being shot in the protected area of cyanide mound and is damaging the nature.[41] The JMFC court has issued an injunction notice to the producer Kiragandur, also ordering to stall the shoot.[42] On 4 September, the producers claimed that the stay order was issued a day before the makers planned to wrap the shoot schedule.[43] The same day, the makers started shooting for the second schedule in Hyderabad.[44][45] On 25 September 2019, Sanjay Dutt joined the sets of the film in Hyderabad.[46][47] After winning the court stay order on 27 September,[48] the makers returned to shoot the film at Cyanide Hills.[49] On 14 October 2019, the makers returned to Karnataka, after filming the extensive schedule in Hyderabad.[50]

As of 27 January 2020, the makers completed 80% of the shoot.[51] With the schedule being filmed in Mysore, the last leg of shoot was expected to be held in Hyderabad, and then in Bangalore and Kolar.[52] On 3 February 2020, behind-the-scenes video of Yash shooting at the Infosys campus in Mysore went viral.[53] On 10 February, Telugu actor Rao Ramesh joined the sets of the film.[54] Raveena Tandon joined the sets of the film in Mysore on 12 February.[55] After the second schedule of the film held in Mysore got completed, the makers headed to Hyderabad on 21 February.[56] Raveena completed her portions on 28 February.[57] The makers completed major portions on March 2020, with post-production works being kickstarted, but filming came to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India.[58] Prashanth Neel claimed that Sanjay Dutt had completed shooting for the film, with only dubbing for his portions, is pending,[59] after Sanjay Dutt was diagnosed with lung cancer, and left US for immediate treatment on 12 August 2020.[60]

The film was resumed on 26 August 2020 at Bangalore post a gap of 5 months.[61] Malavika Avinash and Prakash Raj joined the sets on this schedule.[62][63] On 7 October 2020, Yash and Srinidhi Shetty resumed the shoot at Mangalore,[64] with the team entering the final leg of shoot.[65] Sanjay Dutt confirmed that he will join the shooting of the film on November,[66] although he resumed the shooting only in December.[67] The climax action scenes were filmed in December 2020 at Hyderabad,[68][69] which were choreograhed by action director Anbariv.[70] On 20 December 2020, the makers announced that the climax scene of the film was completed.[71][72] The team planned to complete the shooting of the film within January 2021.[73]

Release[edit]

K.G.F: Chapter 2, was originally scheduled to release in theatres on 23 October 2020,[74] coinciding with Dusshera festival.[75] But the release was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[76]

Distribution[edit]

KRG Studios, a sister company of the film's studio Hombale Films, bought the distribution rights of the Kannada version while the film's Hindi version would be distributed by Rithesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Anil Thadani under their banners Excel Entertainment and AA Films who had also bought the predecessor of the film.[77] The rights for the Telugu dubbed version were sold to Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram who had also acquired its predecessor whereas Prithviraj Sukumaran acquired the rights for the Malayalam dubbed version under his Prithviraj Productions banner.[78][79]

Marketing[edit]

As a part of the promotional activities, a fictional newspaper named KGF Times was designed based on vintage newspapers.[80] Starting from 4 to 10 January 2021, the makers unveiled the new editions of the film through their social media accounts.[81]

The teaser was initially scheduled to release on 8 January 2021, coinciding with Yash's birthday.[82][83] However, after few cuts from the teaser leaked through the internet,[84] the makers unveiled the teaser on 7 January, ahead of the official launch.[85] Instead of releasing the teaser in five languages, the makers released it as a single teaser featuring English dialogues.[86] It became the most viewed and most liked teaser crossing 157 million views and 7.7 million likes.[87]

Controversies[edit]

The Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell sent a notice to actor Yash, producer Vijay Kiragandur and filmmaker Prashanth Neel on 11 January 2021[88] as the makers failed to display the anti-smoking warning message, particularly in the sequences that involve Yash lighting a cigarette and smoking.[89] As per the law, anti-smoking warnings have to be displayed to stop fans from emulating it.[90]

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