KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review: Yash’s ‘Rocky’ Transitions From ‘Bhai’ To ‘Bhagwan’
KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review
KGF: Chapter 2 Star Cast: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, Raveena Tandon
KGF: Chapter 2 Director: Prashanth Neel
What’s Good in KGF: Chapter 2: Yash. The style of Yash. The action of Yash. There’s even a thread that runs across them all!
What’s Bad in KGF: Chapter 2: There is no narration, only howling in your eardrums from the (half-baked) narrative makers.
KGF: Chapter 2 | Watch or Not: Have you already seen and enjoyed KGF Chapter 1? Try this as well; even if you don’t enjoy it as much, you’ll be able to live it.
KGF: Chapter 2 | Now Available On: Theatrical Release
KGF: Chapter 2 | Runtime: 168 Minutes
From where the first chapter stopped, author Anand Vasiraju’s son Vijayendra (Prakash Raj) begins to relate the iconic Rocky’s (Yash) story to a news-channel editor. His tale reveals how Rocky has gone from being known as “Bhai” to “Bhagwan” by the individuals he interacts with. Then, Adheera (Sanjay Dutt) and his army return to hunt and kill Rocky now that he has killed Garuda.
Adheera isn’t Rocky’s only stumbling block; the Prime Minister of India, Ramika Sen, has noticed (Raveena Tandon). So while Rocky manages to get away from Adheera, the Government stands in his path to becoming “CEO of India” (in his own words). So is there just going to be one victor in this triple threat match? Put some cotton in your ears and wait for the results!
KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review | Script Analysis
The major problem with Prashanth Neel’s writing is that his “ambition” takes precedence over his “story-telling.” Visually, everything is stunning, but the rationale for making it so is flimsy. There are many of the same problems as chapter 1, such as why is everyone so obnoxious in front of everyone else? Also, a loud soundtrack made it impossible for me to track how long a scene could be quiet.
So that’s clear: I have no problem with films being loud. I enjoyed movies like Master, Rowdy Rathore, and Dabangg. But, on the other hand, this one deadens not only your thoughts but also your hearing.
On a side note, I couldn’t help but think about how ironic it is that we live in such a democratic culture where the word “democracy” is censored and replaced with the word “demography.”
Camerawork by Bhuvan Gowda takes the already massive action sequences to an almost unheard-of degree in Indian cinema. However, due to its magnificent photography and Ravi Basrur’s well-synchronized background soundtrack, Yash’s vehicle chase scenario remains the greatest part of the film.
In Yash & Sanjay’s battle sequences, however, the same Class-A photography works against the film’s mood because, as the plot goes, nothing is clear enough to grasp.
KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review | Stars Performance
In the first chapter, it became clear why Yash was the only one capable of capturing Rocky’s machismo with such aplomb and flair. In Chapter 2, he goes from ‘Bhai’ to ‘Bhagwan,’ emphasizing the same idea. The makers ensure that Rocky bhai’s high-octane presence is prominently displayed in every alternate scenario. Even if you are not listening to his self-penned lines, you can’t help but be drawn in by his delivery.
Srinidhi Shetty’s role in the story is underdeveloped, and the song she receives (Mehbooba) clogs up the second part of the film without providing any context. As predicted, Sanjay Dutt was supposed to reprise Kancha Cheena from Agneepath, but the story’s myopic handling means he doesn’t have a single opportunity to register any excitement.
The PM, played by Raveena Tandon, is a one-note character who does not influence the story. Apart from his voice, Prakash Raj is confined to the role of a narrator.
KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review | Music & Direction
Every filmmaker working with a “worshipped by fans” celebrity succumbs to the fan service and loses emphasis on what could have been a real & earthy interpretation of the narrative. Other scenes in the movie honor Yash, but Prashanth fails to come up with equally compelling reasons to do so for the majority of them.
Ravi Basrur’s background music ranges from overly loud to too psychedelic. Even the BGM of this picture is pumped up to the max, with certain moments benefiting from it while others are being weighed down by it. After seeing the film, I won’t be keeping any of the songs on my playlist because they aren’t even situational.
KGF: Chapter 2 Movie Review | Conclusion
With this, Yash’s heroics goes from “bigger than life” to “larger than god” and provide Yash’s followers another cause to praise him. But unfortunately, an essential aspect of the game is lost in the din of the BGM: interesting storylines that are almost never given room to breathe.