K.G.F: Chapter 1
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In the 1970s, a fierce rebel rises against brutal oppression and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.
The movie dates back to 1951. Here, two incidents take place; The birth of the hero and other in the Kolar Gold Fields (K.G.F) they get gold. The hero is brought up in poverty. When he is very young itself he goes to Mumbai to become a mafia don. His mother’s wish was to see her son rich and powerful. After being in Mumbai for some time he returns back. Will he be able to become a Don? Will he set his people free from the age old slavery? Forms the plot of the movie?
Creators: Prashanth Neel
Director: Prashanth Neel
Star Cast: Achyuth Kumar, Adyasha Satpathy, Anant Nag, Archana Jois, Ayyappa P. Sharma, Malavika Avinash, Mouni Roy, Srinidhi Shetty, Tamanna Bhatia, Vasishta N. Simha,
Producer (s): Vijay Kiragandur
Cinematographer: Bhuvan Gowda
Production House: Hombale Films
Music: Ravi Basrur
Original network / Official Sites: KRG Studios, Vishal Film Factory, Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram, Global United Media
Release Year: 20 December 2018 (USA)
Runtime: 156 min
Genres: Action, Drama,
Language: Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu,
Journalist Anand Ingalagi’s book titled El Dorado , that detailed events at the Kolar Gold Fields between 1951 and 2018, has been banned by the Government of India and all published copies burnt. However, a television news channel procures a copy and interviews him circling the events he had cited.
Ingalagi narrates that ore of gold was discovered by commissioned government officials in the southern part of India’s Mysore State (in present-day Kolar district, Karnataka) in 1951. Raja Krishnappa “Rocky” Bairya is also born on the day of the discovery in the Mysore region, to a poor and widowed woman. Suryavardhan, a local don who accompanied the officials, kills them. Discerning the increasing demand for gold by the Cold War belligerents, Suryavardhan deceitfully sets up a company, Narachi, in that land, bought for a lease of 99 years under the pretext of mining limestone. He has five associates, all of who operate away from KGF: Kamal, the son of a former associate Bharghav; Rajendra Desai, the father of Reena, Andrews, who oversees operations in the Konkan and Malabar Coasts; Guru Pandian, a powerful politician and president of the DYSS party; and brother Adheera. However, each of them has their eyes on the mines. Andrews’ underboss Shetty is a gold smuggler in Bombay, the city that also has another smuggler, Dubai-based Inayat Khalil’s eyes set on.
Rocky arrives in Bombay as a ten-year-old on a quest for power and wealth as desired by his dying mother and begins to work for Shetty. He becomes Shetty’s right-hand man later and oversees the arrival of gold bars from Africa to the Bombay coast with an iron fist. Rocky soon rises in strength and power rivalling that of Shetty’s. This attracts Andrews who offers him Bombay in return for assassinating Garuda, the elder son of Suryavardhan, who is to inherit KGF after his paralysed father’s passing. Rocky accepts the offer and heads to Bangalore where an event is staged for the purpose. Once there, he witnesses the sheer presence, authority and power that Garuda commands and has the attempt averted.
In 1978, at the KGF, a bedridden Suryavardhan announces Garuda as his successor overlooking Adheera, who he wants to serve as the former’s aide. Garuda’s ruthless way of functioning aided by his commander Vanaram comes to fore. Rocky soon makes his way into KGF evading a unit of henchmen. Once there, he witnesses the brutality that the slaves are subjected to. Although apathetic at first, he is moved by a couple of incidents involving a cold-blooded killing of a mother and son at the hands of an overseer and the slaves’ children hoping that he rises to liberate them. Beginning his attempt at it and to indicate to Desai and his men through informants, Kulkarni and Garuda’s virtuous brother Virat, that he was alive, as planned, Rocky engages in a fight with a unit of twenty-three overseers killing each one of them in order to save a blind slave they were to kill. With the act, Rocky emerges as a hero in the slaves’ eyes.
An alerted Vanaram now informs Garuda who heads toward the mines from his palatial residence. To avert thousands of slaves being killed due to his wrath, Virat smothers father Suryavardhan to death and sidetracks Garuda, who rushes back home. At the mines, Rocky seizes the opportunity, conspires and unsuspectingly heads through a tunnel to the site where Garuda has decided to behead three slaves as offerings to a deity. Simultaneously, Vanaram discovers that the third slave to be beheaded is still inside the palace; realization dawns on him that an imposter who plans to kill Garuda has taken his place. Vanaram rushes towards the site of the sacrifice, but he is too late. Upon Garuda’s return to the site and sacrifice of two slaves, a concealed Rocky emerges and beheads him. The ecstatic slaves accept him as their leader as they cheer him on. The narrator concludes that Rocky intentionally chose KGF as the site to assassinate Garuda, in order to earn the will of an “army of people”, the slaves, before he seized KGF to his control but still there are people who are waiting to acquire the throne and how Rocky will face them as one man army and why he was given a death warrant by Prime Minister Ramika Sen will be shown in Chapter 2.