Period action film KGF: Chapter 1 is making history for Kannada cinema at the box office. The Yash starrer, which released on December 21 in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi, continues to have a dream run in the Indian and international markets. At the end of 18 days, the film has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark, according to trade reports.
With this, the movie becomes not just the first Kannada film to have achieved this feat but also has paved way for the second chapter of the film which is expected to become a bigger success at the ticket windows. In US alone the movie has made a solid Rs 5.31 crore at their Box Office, a figure unheard of for Kannada films until now.
Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur. Apart from the lead cast, the film also stars Ramachandra Raju, Vasishta N. Simha, Ayyappa P. Sharma and Harish Roy in pivotal roles. Talking about the reviews, our critic Urmimala Banerjee gave the film three stars and wrote, 'Bollywood has made heroes out of many gangsters and this role should be a landmark one for Kannada superstar Yash. Engrossing content, super production values and an interesting premise for chapter two makes this a tantalising gangster flick.'