KGF Chapter 2 Movie Review: Yash's charisma and a gripping second half makes this a visual extravaganza
KGF: Chapter 2
The plot of KGF: Chapter 2 takes forward the story of Rocky (Yash) who is surrounded by even more enemies now, the most ruthless of which is Adheera (Sanjay Dutt). It is how the male protagonist faces these enemies and liberates the oppressed population of KGF forms the main crux of the story.
- Prashanth Neel
- Sanjay Dutt,
- Raveena Tandon,
- Srinidhi Shetty
There is a reason why Yash 's star power in KGF caused a mass hysteria which loyally continued even with the onset of the sequel of the movie. Be it his action sequences or his emotionally high octane scenes, never once did the actor let go of his charisma and magnetic screen presence in KGF: Chapter 2 . As the sequel further delves deep into unearthing Rocky (Yash)'s legacy, so does the actor's performance becomes more layered with each passing moment.
The plot of KGF: Chapter 2 starts from where the first part concluded. It has Vijayendra Ingalgi (Prakash Raj) narrating the story of his father's book 'El Dorado' which showcases the fate of Rocky's KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) which he had captured after killing Garuda ( Ramachandra Raju). This time around, Rocky is surrounded by even more enemies now, the most ruthless of which is Adheera ( Sanjay Dutt ), the brother of Suryavardhan (Ramesh Indira). He also has to face the fierce newly appointed Prime Minister, Ramika Sen (Raveena Tandon) who is leaving no stone unturned to curb his power. It is how the male protagonist faces these enemies and liberates the oppressed population of KGF forms the main crux of the story.
Director Prashanth Neel has continued to curate the lavish cinematic experience against the backdrop of a sought-after goldmine. However, the plot becomes further nuanced and engaging in the second half when the events become more fast-paced. Rocky's mission turns more steadfast and so does the brutality of his rivals. This makes way for an edge-of-the-seat experience that will leave you wanting more.
The writing by Prashanth Neel plays an ideal catalyst in developing Rocky's character even further. His mercilessness towards his enemies, his promise to his mother ( Archana Jois ), and his love for Reena ( Srinidhi Shetty ) come to center stage in KGF: Chapter 2. However, the storyline looks a little convoluted in the first part. The highs and lows of the protagonist are not given much time to develop and there are too many events happening altogether without a breather. The arc of the supporting characters could've been pushed a little further which makes a revelation, in the end, look a little forced. It is only in the second half that the plot takes an adrenaline-rushing turn.
Yash couldn't have been more powerful than this. The actor looks in his best element and encapsulates the magnanimous aura of his character Rocky in every frame. KGF: Chapter 2 delves deeper into his vulnerable scenes in the most effective manner. Sanjay Dutt as Adheera is menacing to the core. Even though his look and mannerisms are an exact rip-off to that of Travis Fimmel from Vikings but he adds his own intense touch to every frame. The main showdown sequence between Rocky and Adheera forms one of the main highlights of the movie.
Raveena Tandon as Ramika Sen tries to put up a powerful performance but her act comes across as stereotypical and repetitive in some of the scenes. Her enemity with Rocky could've been explored in a more nuanced manner. Srinidhi Shetty has a charming screen presence but could've had more room to perform instead of just being reduced to the protagonist's love interest and a damsel in distress. The performances of the other supporting cast members is top-notch.
The background score by Ravi Basrur is one of the main validating aspects of KGF: Chapter 2. It brings out the heroism of Rocky and his victory or conquests in the most thrilling manner. However, there could've been more exciting soundtracks other than 'Sulthana.' The action sequences have been masterfully choreographed.
This one will make way for a visual delight and nothing short of an emotion for all the die-hard fans of Rocking Star Yash. The actor shines once again and puts his heart and soul in this legacy of a film. Watch out for the post-credit part (we won't blurt out the suspense).