KGF 2 movie is never out of contagious disease for its domineering male protagonist. He is more masculine because the whole world loves his ruthless deeds. Even people who are deprived of happiness sometimes find happiness in seeing his mourning. Even the Prime Minister of India is told how he managed to reach Superstard in a strangely dynamic way through a CBI heavyweight on the streets of Bombay!
Rocky Bhai (Yash) believes that KGF is his field. He has built an empire by mining gold, and has enriched himself millions of times through money laundering. When he opens his mouth he speaks the language of war. Even a boardroom meeting with its partners feels like a huge gathering of bloodthirsty rivals.
By now, you know exactly what ‘KGF: Chapter 1’ was all about. So, you’re already sold on a trend called Rocky. You also buy the mystery surrounding Adheera (Sanjay Dutt), a super villain who doesn’t always behave like a super villain (and this is a consequential negative that we can think of).
Raveena Tandon as Prime Minister Ramika Sen has the national interest in mind. When she blows the horn with Rocky, who believes she’s the CEO of India (man, the scene between the two is dynamite!), Only catastrophe can be expected. Director Neil’s intelligence lies in making this track work like a missile.
Performances are devastating. Yash gets to talk more, his characterization pervades the entire film universe. This is what leads us to extreme violence and murder. Anbariv’s action choreography is mind blowing. Despite the perfect VFX, Bhuvan Gowda’s cinematography emphasizes the film. The period drama (late 1970s to early 1980s) gets a royal hat tip from Ravi Basrur’s background music. He doesn’t play BGM for anyone but Rocky Brothers fans.
‘KGF 2’ is not without clichs and lazy ideas. It is an old idea that Adheera did not take advantage of the golden opportunity to kill Yash. Political pundits like Ramika Sen are unaware of how much Rocky has interfered in power networks is another loose end. Reena (Srinidhi Shetty as Rocky’s girlfriend) is kidnapped but Rocky starts a one man fight despite facing the biggest crisis. Messiah syndrome is another tried and tested idea. But then again, the power of this film lies in its refusal to make emotional clutches and refrain from narrating simple parts without any dialogue.
Rocky’s flight to Dubai doesn’t make good optics, but he stays down for strategic reasons. Everyone, including slaves, invests heavily in legends. We’ve invested in the aesthetics of ‘KGF 2’. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly.