Prashanth Neel wrote and directed K.G.F: Chapter 1, a 2018 Indian Kannada-language period action movie produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the name of Hombale Films. The majority of the film was shot in Kolar, Mysore, and other parts of North Karnataka, and is set in the Kolar Gold Fields.
It is the first part of a two-part series, which will be followed by K.G.F: Chapter 2. The film stars Yash in the lead role of Rocky, and debutante Ramachandra Raju in the part of Garuda. The film is narrated by Anant Nag, and Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N.
In supporting parts, Simha, Achyuth Kumar, and Malavika Avinash appear. The movie had 80-crore Rupees as budget, making it the most costly Kannada-language film at the time of its release. Rocky, a poor boy who grows up to be a high-ranking criminal in Mumbai, is the focus of the film. Reformed, he later appears as a slave laborer for the Narachi Company (Kolar Gold Fields) in order to assassinate Garuda, the cult’s eventual successor.
The production of the film began in early 2015 after Neel completed the screenplay. Two years later, on January 15, 2017, filming commenced. On August 17, 2018, the film’s production was concluded. The cinematography was performed by Bhuvan Gowda, and the editing was done by Srikanth Gowda. The film’s score was composed by Ravi Basrur.
After a successful North American premiere on December 20, 2018, a Kannada version of K.G.F: Chapter 1 was published, followed by Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi-dubbed versions the next day.
The film was a commercial success, grossing a total of Rupees 250 crore during its theatrical run, breaking the record for the highest-grossing Kannada film of all time. The film won two honors at the 66th National Film Awards, including Best Action and Best Special Effects. The film received two prizes from five nominations at the 66th Filmfare Awards South, including Best Film and Best Actor for Yash, respectively.
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