Directed by: Prashanth Neel
Produced by: Vijay Kirgandur, Karthik Gowda
Starring: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Release Date: 14 January, 2021
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KGF: Chapter 2 is an upcoming 2021 Indian Kannada-language period action thriller film directed by Prashanth Neel which is a sequel to the 2018 film KGF: Chapter 1 and stars Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj in lead roles. Initially scheduled for theatrical release on 23 October 2020, the film was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Being the most expensive Kannada film with a budget of ₹100 crore (US$14 million), the film will be dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages.
While Yash and Srinidhi Shetty have reprised their respective roles, Sanjay Dutt has been cast as Adheera, the main antagonist. He compared his character Adheera to Thanos, and revealed that it was “shown to be a dangerous character with scary makeup” and added that it was a role he was looking for. Media rumours that Raveena Tandon would appear in the film started making rounds as early as February 2019. A news report in The Times of India confirmed that Tandon will be seen in a “major role” in the film. In August 2020, when the filming resumed, Prakash Raj was also revealed to be playing an important character.
Ravi Basrur is again composing the music. Award-winning cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda is handling the photography direction of the film.
Filming for KGF: Chapter 2 started in March 2019 in Hyderabad with a small part of the film having already been shot during KGF: Chapter 1, and after an initial round of filming near Bangalore, shoot commenced in August 2019 at Cyanide Hills in Kolar Gold Fields. Filming was stopped in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus lockdown in India, before finally resuming on 26 August 2020 at Bangalore post a gap of 5 months and ending in December 2020 at Hyderabad. Climax action scenes of the film were filmed in December 2020 at Hyderabad.
Teaser of the film was released on 7 January 2021. Within few minutes of the release, the teaser became the number 1 Twitter trend.