At the trailer launch of KGF (or Kolar Gold Fields) that happened last Friday on the birth anniversary of Sandalwood filmmaker Shankar Nagarakatte, the film’s hero Yash revealed that it will hit the marquee on December 21. Incidentally, Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is also scheduled for release on the same day but Yash seems to be undeterred by this.
Hindustan Times reported that after the trailer was released, the film got a lot of love from the audience, with many intrigued by the period setting of the film and its subject.
On the box office clash between his film and Zero, Yash reportedly told HT, “I strongly believe that there is enough space for two films to survive, not one film can acquire the whole country. Yes, Zero is a big anticipated film but we are releasing the film in five languages. So we had to have a date that is suitable for all the languages. We had to think about all the distributors. December 21 seems to be the date suitable for all, so we decided to release on that day. I know we will have a big competition in Hindi, but I think it is okay. The movie is good, so it will have its own strength.” The Hindi version of KGF will be distributed by Excel Entertainment and AA Films.
It may be noted here that KGF will be released in five languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam simultaneously giving it a massive opening. Directed by Prashanth Neel, who has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues, the film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under his banner Hombale Films. The technical team comprises music director Ravi Basrur, cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda and art director Shivakumar. While Yash and Srinidhi Shetty play the lead pair in the film, the rest of the star cast includes Achyuth Kumar, Nassar, Malavika Avinash, Anant Nag and Vasishta N Simha. The film is narrated by Anant Nag.
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