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.