|KGF Chapter 2 review|
Rocky Bhai (Yash) believes KGF is his domain. He has amassed an empire through gold mining and has amassed millions of times through money laundering. He exudes war jargon when he opens his mouth. Even a boardroom meeting with his partners feels like a tense gathering of savage adversaries. You've probably figured out what 'KGF: Chapter 1' was all about by now. So you've made up your mind on the Rocky phenomenon. You also believe in the mystique surrounding Adheera (Sanjay Dutt), the super-villain who doesn't always act like a super-villain (which is one significant flaw).
Ramika Sen, Raveena Tandon's portrayal of India's Prime Minister, has the country's best interests at heart. Mayhem is unavoidable when she clashes with Rocky, who believes he is the CEO of India (wow, the showdown between the two is explosive!). Director Neel's brilliance resides in his ability to make this track function like a rocket.
The performances are just fantastic. Yash is given more opportunities to speak, and his character develops throughout the film. That is what leads us to believe in the most heinous acts of violence and murder. The action choreography of Anbariv is incredible. Despite some less-than-perfect visual effects, Bhuvan Gowda's cinematography elevates the film. Ravi Basrur's background music pays homage to the period drama (from the late 1970s to the early 1980s).
There are certain clichés and lame notions in 'KGF 2'. Adheera's failure to take advantage of a perfect opportunity to murder Yash is an ancient theme that this film subtly refashions. Another loose end is a political Chanakya like Ramika Sen who is unaware of how far Rocky has joined the power networks. Rocky's lover, Reena (Srinidhi Shetty), is kidnapped, yet even in the midst of the worst catastrophe, Rocky fights alone. Another established and true theory is the Messiah condition. However, the film's success resides in its refusal to sentimentalise tropes and in narrating handy passages without conveying gravity.