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  • KGF in April-May

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    Director Prashant Neel has said that KGF, one of the most expected and the most expensive movie in Kannada, will release sometime in April or May this year. It will release after the annual exams and elections. Since election has to take place before May 11, it can be assumed that KGF will release after that.

    Neel has said in an interview that only 10 to 15 percent of shooting is pending for the film which will be completed by the first week of March. Post production will start after that. The film starring Yash will be releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi also apart from Kannada

  • KGF Movie Review, Chitraloka Rating 4/5

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    Director Prashant Neel has crafted a masterpiece of a film with KGF. The first chapter of the film is a visually stunning gem of a film. It is a bold new film in Sandalwood that goes further than any other film in exploring the stunning magic of film making. It is a visual wonder and the impact the film makes on the viewer continues long after you have watched it. 

    Every scene and every shot of the film is filled with stunning visuals. Each of the dialogues are measured and carries weight. Every character is devised with a purpose. 

    The film goes back and forth from 1951 to 1981 to 2018. In 2018 an old journalist is narrating the story of a 1980s don. No one is ready to believe him as there is no single evidence to show that he even existed. The journalist's book is also banned. But he reveals a story that stuns everyone. 

    A poor orphan boy goes to Bombay to make a livelihood. He grows up to become a don who kills many. He is sent to Bangalore on a task. He fails. Now he has to infiltrate a notorious gold mine controlled by a devilish villain to kill him. Does he succeed? Even if he succeeded he will only unleash bigger demons. 

    Yash is stunning and has immense screen presence. He takes the film to another level with his acting. Neel has crafted every character to perfection. Srinidhi has a small presence in this part but makes a big impression. 

    On the technical front the film is quite literally the best in Kannada so far. From the camera work to art direction, the film is stunning to say the least. The background score is another masterpiece. Each shot of the film showcases a grand visual. Anyone who watches the film will be tempted to watch it again.

    Chitraloka Rating 4/5

  • KGF Producer Requests Fans To Report Any Piracy Of KGF

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    With just three days to go for the release of one of the most anticipated Kannada movie, KGF which is set to hit at least 2000 screens across the nation, is facing a tougher scene at present! While anti-social elements are allegedly making efforts to leak the movie, the entire KGF film team including the producer and the huge army of rocking star fans are on high alert to avoid any kind of piracy of the movie.

    While they were reports that the censor copy of the movie has been leaked online by certain unknown miscreants, the producer Vijay Kiragandur has requested the movie lovers especially the fans of Kannada movies and Yash, to immediately act against any such efforts of miscreants by informing the concerned.

    “My Dear Yash fans. It’s a four years effort and KGF team needs your full support. Please report any act of piracy to Whatsapp 8978650014 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,” Vijaya, the producer pleads along with requests to tag him and the film team on Twitter reporting any such incidents.

    kgf_leak_messages.jpgMeanwhile, ab unknown on line group which has been accused of leaking the censor copy of the movie has clarified that they have not leaked the movies and in fact they are the fans of Yash and Prashanth Neel. “We didn't do any piracy and we urge everyone to watch KGF in theatre,” they stated. However, a thorough probe into the allegation could unearth the persons, if any involved in such act. 

    The film team has also said that the movie is not leaked and it is just false news which are making rounds. It is the duty and responsibility of every Kannada movie lover to report piracy, at a time when a Kannada movie releasing in five languages is set to shine bright, taking sandalwood to the next level.

  • KGF Release Postponed To Next Year

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    If everything had gone right, then Yash starrer 'KGF' was supposed to release this year. As the shooting of the film is not yet complete, the team of the film has postponed the release to next year. As the film has been postponed, there won't be any films of Yash this year.

    'KGF' is written and directed by Prashanth Neel who had earlier directed Murali starrer 'Ugram'. This is his second film as a director and the film is produced by Vijaykumar Kiragandur, who had earlier produced 'Rajakumara', 'Ninnindale' and 'Master Piece'. 

    The film has music by Ravi Basrur and camerawork is by Bhuvan Gowda.

  • KGF Sets In Badami

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    Recreating the Kolar Gold Fields and its surroundings for the film KGF is proving to be a challenge. Huge sets for the film are being constructed in two places, one in Kolar and another near Badami.

    The film is set in the 1970s Kolar and to get it authentic on screen the film team has spent two years on research alone. The film stars Yash and is directed by Prashant Neel. Sources say the sets being created near Badami is nearing completion and shooting as reported by Chitraloka will start in February. The film KGF will have some of the costliest sets ever created in Kannada films.

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  • KGF Tamil and Telugu Audio On December 4

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    The Tamil and Telugu audio of KGF will be released on December 4. SS Rajamouli will release the Telugu audio (four songs) while Vishaal who is also distributing the Tamil version will release the Tamil songs.

    A surprise guest is also expected for the release of the Tamil version. On Monday at 6.30 pm the title track of the Kannada version, Rocky Bhaiyya, will be released in Bengaluru. Lahari Audio is releasing the music in all the languages including Malayalam.

  • KGF Team looking Heroine for Yash

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    The team of Yash starrer 'KGF' is planning to start the shooting of the film sometime in October and is busy looking for a suitable heroine for Yash.

    The team has given an announcement looking for suitable heroines.The team is preferably looking for Kannada speaking girls for this film and has asked the interested girls to send their resume, small videos and photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    'KGF' is being directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijaykumar Kiragandur of Hombale Films. Ravi Basrur is the music director.

  • KGF Teaser Released On Yash's Birthday

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    If everything had gone right, then Yash starrer 'KGF' was supposed to release this year. As the shooting of the film is not yet complete, the team of the film has postponed. Meanwhile, the teaser of the film was released on Yash's birthday today.

    'KGF' is written and directed by Prashanth Neel who had earlier directed Murali starrer 'Ugram'. This is his second film as a director and the film is produced by Vijaykumar Kiragandur, who had earlier produced 'Rajakumara', 'Ninnindale' and 'Master Piece'. 

    The film has music by Ravi Basrur and camerawork is by Bhuvan Gowda.

  • KGF To Release A Day Early In US and Canada

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    For the first time in the history of Sandalwood a Kannada film will be releasing in US and Canada a day early than its release in Karnataka. Earlier Puneeth Rajkumar's Chakravyuha became the first Kannada film to have an overseas premier before an India release. It was released in Australia one day before it released in Karnataka. KGF will not only release in Kannada but also in Tamil,

    Telugu and Malayalam on December 20 in the US and Canada. This will be a big weekend release for the film which will be competing with Shah Rukh Khan's Zero in those markets.

  • KGF To Rock In USA With Grand Release In 34 States And 84 Screens

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    Sandalwood's sensation KGF is just a day away from penning a new chapter in the history of Kannada movies, as it set to release worldwide on a grand scale! In India alone, the magnum opus directed by Prashanth Neel starring Rocking Star Yash produced under Hombale Films of producer Vijay Kiragandur is opening to at least 2000 screens, in five languages, which is a first for any Kannada film.

    Insofar as United State of America, which is one of major market for Indian movies abroad, is also gearing up for a red carpet reception for KGF.

    “In USA alone, KGF is releasing in at least 34 states to 84 screens of which a majority will be premiere shows on Dec 20 (in U.S.). The first chapter of KGF will be releasing in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil in the U.S.,” the sources said.

    The Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) which is set in the late 70s and early 80s, is a period drama revolving around one of the bloodiest episodes with KGF being the epicentre.

    Meanwhile, advance bookings are in full swing with tickets being sold like hot cakes in Bengaluru and in rest of the state. Barring a few multiplexes, the advance ticketing in some major multiplexes are yet to open. Indeed, a big Friday for not just KGF, but for the entire sandalwood. Do not miss KGF's Rocky in action at a theatre near you tomorrow with shows starting as early as 4 am!

  • KGF's First Chapter To Release Worldwide On Dec 21

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    Rocking Star fans will now have to wait till December 21 to witness the release of one of the most expected movie of the year - KGF. The makers of KGF on Wednesday announced that KGF will hit the screens in two chapters, and the first one will be releasing on December 21 worldwide instead of November 16.

    Inspired by the trend set by S S Rajamouli's Bahubali series, the KGF's director Prashanth Neel says that KGF starring Rocking Star Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, the actress who makes her debut, and Achyuth Kumar, Malavika along with scores of other newcomers is being made in two chapters. The shoot for the second chapter is half complete, and it will be released in 2019, he adds.

    The director also says that he being a great fan of Amitabh Bachchan movies, it helped him create something like KGF.

    “Initially there was no plans of making KGF in two chapters, but as the journey continued and the inspiration of Bahubali made us rethink over making it in two chapters. An action thriller, KGF is high on mother's sentiment. It is an universal subject, and hence it is being released in five languages. While Kannada being the original, it will be dubbed in Hindi, Telugu,Tamil and Malayalam,” says the director.

    Yash lauded his team's efforts, saying that it was a memorable journey for him to be part of a story which is set in the 1970s, shot in KGF, parts of Mysuru and regions of northern Karnataka. He has shot for over 137 days for the film.

    On delay over release, the makers revealed that few leading Bollywood distributors requested to postpone the release to facilitate them to release worldwide on a big scale.

    “It has a great content with mother's sentiment involved in it. An audience can watch the movie by even turning off the volume, as the story is very much appealing. The rerecording is being done in Germany, for an enhanced experience,” Yash says.

  • Much Awaited KGF Trailer looks Humongous

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    The most anticipated movie KGF starring Yash, Srinidhi shetty trailer was launched in a mega event organised by Hombale Films. This is the first movie trailer In Kannada which the whole nation was eagerly waiting to watch and was was witnessed by Pan Indian Media representatives.. 

    This Magnum Opus will be released in two diferent chapters and chapter 1 is all set to release on December 21st in Five different languages - Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, telugu and Malayalam.

    The Kannada Version trailer was launched by Ambareesh, Hindi version by Anil Thadani of Excel entertainment and AA Films, Tamil Version by Actor/ producer Vishal, Telugu version be Korrapati Ranganatha Sai and Malayalam version by a reputed journalist.

    The trailer gave us an insight into the journey of a young boy from the streets of Mumbai to the bloody gold mines of Kolar Fields in Karnataka, KGF is a period drama set in the 70s.

    KGF stars Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Tamanna Bhatia, Vasishta Simha, Achyuth Kumar, Nassar and others 'KGF' is written and directed by Prashanth Neel produced by Vijay Kirangdur. The film has music by Ravi Basrur and camerawork is by Bhuvan Gowda.

  • Power Star Praises KGF For Crossing 20 Million Hits

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    KGF (Kolar Gold Fields), is indeed turning out to be one of the biggest film for sandalwood. With more than 20 millions hits on digital media across all five languages, it is not just receiving positive response from the audience but even celebrities are expressing joy for its tremendous success so far.

    After Kiccha Sudeep who shared his views on the KGF trailer, referring it to as an ‘volcano’ which is set to explode, next comes the Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar who tweets on rare occasions, took it up to congratulate the KGF team.

    “Hearty Congratulations Yash, Vijay Sir, Prashanth Neel and the entire team of KGF for 20Million+ Views for the trailer across all languages. Best wishes for the release,” he tweeted, and goes on to further inform his fans that he concluded the dubbing of his most anticipated movie 'Nata Sarvabhouma’ which is most probably releasing in 2019 January.

    Releasing in five languages on December 21 including Kannada, and dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, KGF has been breaking records ever since the trailer of the movie was released on a grand scale.

  • Sandalwood Bags Record 13 National Awards

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    It's a perfect festival gift for Kannada film industry, as it bagged a record 13 awards at the 66th National Film Awards. While 10 film awards is for feature films category and two are for non-feature category. Also, Mookajjiya Kanasugalu has been selected for National Film Archive of India.

    Naticharamni directed by Manjunatha Somashekara Reddy (ManSoRe), which dealt with a sensitive subject revolving around a widow has bagged five awards including a special mention of the actress Sruthi Hariharan who portrayed the role of Gowri.

    That apart, Prashanth Neel's KGF starring Rocking Star Yash has bagged two awards for best action and special effects. It shares the special effect with Telugu psychological thriller Awe.

    Whereas, Sarkari. Hi. Pra. Shale Kasaragodu, Koduge Ramanna Rai is adjudged as Best Children's Film and best child artiste artiste P V Rohit for Ondalla Eradall

     The Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration goes to Kannada film Ondalla Eradalla.

  • Srinidhi Shetty To Join KGF

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    Model turned actress Srinidhi Shetty will join the shooting of KGF next week. The new schedule of shooting is taking place in Mysuru. A long first schedule was completed by director Neel on a special set in Kolar recently. There is a break in shooting currently.

    Srinidhi Shetty is a popular model and has won the Miss Supranational crown 2016. She has also completed her engineering and is an accomplished dancer. She will be seen opposite Sandalwood star Yash in the big budget KGF.

  • Tamanna Bhatia To Dance For 'KGF'

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    Well known actress Tamanna Bhatia who has acted in Telugu and Hindi films is all set to feature in an item dance number in Yash starrer 'KGF'.

    The shooting for Yash starrer 'KGF' is almost done except for a song and the shooting for the song will start in a couple of days in Bangalore. The song features Tamanna Bhatia along with Yash and the song is a remix of yesteryear hit club song called 'Joke Naanu Belliya Minchu' from the film 'Paropakari'. The song will be shot in a specially erected set and Johnny Master will choreograph the song. 

    'KGF' is written and directed by Prashanth Neel who had earlier directed Murali starrer 'Ugram'. This is his second film as a director and the film is produced by Vijaykumar Kiragandur, who had earlier produced 'Rajakumara', 'Ninnindale' and 'Master Piece'. The film has music by Ravi Basrur and camerawork is by Bhuvan Gowda.

     

  • Two Superheroes Behind KGF Hero..

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    Yes you read it right. There are two superheroes behind the hero of KGF Yash. Is it really true? Yes of course! Today KGF is on everyone's mouth. The grand film has caught the attention of film buffs everywhere. But Even before Yash's Mr & Mrs Ramachari was released and became a big hit, one person suggested a big budget film with Yash in the lead. 

    It was none other than Prashant Neel, the first superhero. He had made a big name for himself with Ugramm and there were many actors who wanted to work with him. But Neel wanted to cast Yash in his film. Today everyone is talking about the music, art work, sets, grandeur and scale of KGF. One person had dreamt of it before anyone else and it was director Neel. He put together a team that worked for his vision. He motivated them by staying away from his home and family for five years day in and day out. Today the result is there for everyone to see. 

    The second superhero of KGF is producer Vijay Kiragundur. Neel had the vision but Vijay had the heart and guts to back that vision. Who else could have backed a proposed Rs 40 crore project which was a budget never tried before in Kannada with a director who was only one film old? Vijay spared no expenses and no compromises were made. Even after the film was complete, he backed the idea to take the film to a national level. He was a brave heart in that respect. 

    KGF was a team effort where everyone's sweat and blood was shed to make a big product. Along with the hero and hundreds of artistes and technicians were these two superheroes who remained behind the screen for most part of it.

  • Yash In KGF On Feb 1 or 10th

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    Yash will commence shooting for his new film KGF in February. The date is not yet fixed. It will be either on February 1 or February 10, sources said. The film is directed by Prashant Neel who had directed Ugramm earlier.

    The film is in the final stages of pre production now. The Muhurat for the film was held months ago. The film is set in Kolar of the 1970s and 1980s. Huge sets are being created in multiple locations for the film which is reportedly being made at a budget of Rs 40 crore, the highest so far for a Kannada film.

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  • Yash Next Film KGF - Exclusive

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    After Masterpiece Yash will be acting in a film titled KGF. This film will be directed by Ugramm-fame director Prashanth Neel. The film will start after the completion of Masterpiece in which Yash is currently acting.

    The film is said to be inspired from the life of a real person but Neel is not revealing it now. The film is produced by Vijay Kirgandur who earlier produced Puneeth Rajkumar's Ninnindale and currently producing Masterpiece directed by Manju Mandavyya.

  • Yash's KGF Shooting Started Today

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    The shooting for Yash's new film KGF, one of the most anticipated films in Sandalwood and said to be the highest budget film in the Kannada film industry, started today. The shooting started in Kolar Gold Fields on a huge set erected for the film. The set recreates KGF of the 1980s and is said to be the biggest one created for a Kannada film.

    The film team has kept the sets a secret and has not revealed its looks yet. Yash has grown a beard for his role in the film and has not acted in any other film for the last few months for this purpose. The film is directed by Prashant Neel who directed Ugramm earlier.

    It is produced by Hombale Films by producer Vijay Kiragandur. It reportedly has a budget of Rs 40 crore. 

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