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Release Date: 2018-12-21 AP/TS First Day: Rs. 0.65 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 5.09 Cr AP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 12.27 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr India Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr Worldwide Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 0 K USA First Day: $ 0 K
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  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 0.65 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.09 Cr | Final: Rs. 12.27 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 0.19 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.96 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.80 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 0.16 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.10 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.40 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 0.09 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.60 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.45 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 0.06 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.40 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.90 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 0.04 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.27 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.72 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 0.05 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.45 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.10 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 0.05 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.22 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.60 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 0.01 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.09 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.30 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr

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    Exclusive: Yash to turn Producer


    The entire nation is eagerly waiting for the next project of KGF star Yash. The actor is yet to announce his next but there are talks that he would work with Malayalam director Geethu Mohandas. The film is expected to roll in December this year and it will have a pan-Indian release next year. We have some interesting update about the project. Yash will co-produce the film along with KVN Productions.

    This untitled film is an action thriller set in the backdrop of Goa. The other cast, crew members are currently being finalized. Yash will take a huge remuneration and will share the profits from this pan-Indian attempt.

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    Top Stunt masters turning Directors


    Action choreographers Anbariv are one of the highest-paid stunt masters of Indian cinema and they have worked for KGF franchise, Vikram, Dasara, Salaar and Game Changer. The duo who is popularly known as Anbumani and Arivumani are now turning directors very soon. The film is said to be an actioner and the biggest surprise is Rockstar Anirudh and Vikram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj will act in the lead roles.

    There are strong reports that Kamal Haasan will produce this interesting actioner and an announcement is awaited. Lokesh Kanagaraj, Anirudh and Anbariv are currently working for Vijay’s Leo which is due for Dasara release.

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    KGF actor roped in for NTR’s Devara


    The highly anticipated film ‘Devara’ is making thunders with its stellar cast. Director Koratala Siva has locked Janhvi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan for prominent roles. Now he got KGF fame Tarak Ponnappa to play a powerful role. The power-packed actors are going to give an outstanding performance and Devara is expected to be a cinematic spectacle.

    Tarak Ponnappa has already shot a few scenes for his role in the Hyderabad schedule. The actor is expected to join the next schedule, which would kick start next month. Excited Tarak shared the news on social media and he also revealed that Devara movie has stunning sets and that the movie is coming out well. Devara’s first look was released and created a storm on social media. Yuva Sudha Arts and NTR Arts are jointly producing this prestigious project.

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    As ‘KGF 2’ celebrates one year, production house hints at ‘Chapter 3’


    As the pan-India blockbuster from Sandalwood completed its first anniversary on Friday, the makers shared a video capturing the journey of the ‘KGF: Chapter 2′. What has hyped up fans’ jubilation is the hint of the third instalment of the hugely popular and successful KGF franchise.

    The video ends with a shot of a copy of the KGF Chapter 3 script, hinting at one more outing for the movie.

    Directed by Prashanth Neel and starring Yash as Rocky Bhai, KGF: Chapter 2 featured a solid cast, including Sanjay Dutt, Ravina Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Archana Jois, Vasistha N. Simha, and Rao Ramesh among many others.

    The film, which had a massive opening collection of Rs 54 crore in the Hindi market and Rs 1200 crore worldwide collection, announced the arrival of Kannada industry on the global map.

    Hombale Films, on Friday, also shared a poster of the film and jotted down a caption encapsulating the success of the film.

    “He came, He saw, He conquered. One year ago today, #KGFChapter2 took us on an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking action, intense emotions, and larger-than-life characters. The film’s release was nothing short of a festival, with fans…”

    The makers are planning to release KGF 3 in 2025, however the release date is not confirmed yet.

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    ‘KGF’ makers hint at new film with Yash in their b’day greetings


    Superstar Yash turns a year older today and there is no better celebration of his birthday than Hombale Films hinting a yet another film with him.

    Hombale films, who have given Yash a phenomenal break in his career with KGF and KGF 2 has taken the Kannada industry a notch higher with this big feat at the box office. Now taking to social media, they wished Yash a very Happy Birthday and hinted on joining hands for a new project.

    They wrote: “#KGFChapter2 was a Gargantuan one, waiting for another Monster soon. To the man who shaped up the dream and took it beyond. Wishing you a very happy rocking birthday our Rocking Star @TheNameIsYash. Have a rocking one and a phenomenal year ahead! #HBDRockingStarYash #HombaleFilms”

    Yash and Hombale Films both have basked in a very successful 2022 with their film KGF2 being one of the highest grossers of the year.

    Yash booked a phenomenal success at the box office with Hombale KGF 2’s first-day collection of Rs 54 Cr. in the Hindi market and marked big on the global front by collecting 1200 Cr.

    Hombale Films has truly owned 2022 with just 2 releases. KGF 2 and Kantara have emerged as the two biggest hits of the year that not only ruled over the hearts of the masses but also booked massive success at the domestic and global box office. Ahead of this, Hombale Films is all set to bring yet another blockbuster in 2023 with Salaar.

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    Laziness doesn’t work in the film business, say ‘K.G.F.’, ‘Kantara’ makers


    The ‘K.G.F.’ franchise and ‘Kantara’ are two projects that have emerged as the breakout films on the Indian cinematic landscape.

    ‘K.G.F. Chapter 1’, which was released in 2018, opened up a new market for films from down south, more so for films from Karnataka. The state had earlier delivered top-rated films from directors such as Girish Kasaravalli, it was ‘K.G.F.’ that re-introduced Kannada cinema to a new generation of cinema goers and also tasted widespread commercial success.

    ‘Kantara’ which was released earlier this year in September, furthered the pan-India grip of Kannada cinema. While at surface level, these stories may look like breakout successes, scratching the surface a bit will reveal that the reason behind the success of these stories are their rootedness, a philosophy that the makers of both these movies, Hombale Films, stand by.

    Vijay Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda, the founders of Hombale films have “always prioritised the content” over anything, they told IANS.

    “For a story to go truly global, it is imperative for it to stay rooted, be honest with the audience,” they shared.

    “The story, the script and the characters — these are the foundations of any film and once you get that right, everything follows and everything falls in place. But if the script is not strong, the foundation is weak then the whole film falters,” Chaluve said.

    While film production may be about investing money and taking up right choices, it is also about the correct investment of time. “Our major investment is in the form of time and we are very generous with investing time at the scripting level compared to the filming,” Vijay expressed.

    Obviously, the more you sweat during practice, the less you bleed during the war.

    While the production house has clocked a decade in film business, like everyone it too faced the heat from the lockdown induced by the pandemic, it was a difficult phase because majority of their films are suited for theatres and experience which can’t be replicated on OTT platforms.

    The makers noted: “Covid-19 has changed a lot of things for the film industry, it has catalysed the unification of Indian cinema because during lockdown, people were watching films from across regional film industries of India on OTT platforms.

    “Storytellers will have to deliver something new to the audience. Lethargy and laziness won’t work in the film business now,” they added.

    As Walter White said in ‘Breaking Bad’, they “Are Goddamn Right!” because Covid-19 has beaten redundancy to the pulp and discarded it into the dumpster.

    Sharing an update on the status of their most anticipated film ‘Salaar’, the producers said: “80-85 per cent of ‘Salaar’ has been completed, only the climax remains to be shot. We had already announced the release date of September 28, 2023 and we are sure that we will release the film on time.”

    Vijay believes cinema will always be a force of change: “It serves as a powerful medium through which social messages can be delivered in an effective manner.

    “Take for instance ‘Kantara’, the ‘Buta Kola’ sequence is something that now everyone in the world knows about. We want to convey a good message, be it cultural or traditional and also contribute to the economy through stories.”

    As for the projects in the pipeline, the makers have a loaded slate in the form of ‘Dhoomam’ – which features Fahadh Faasil and Aparna Balamurali, they have ‘Raghu Thatha’ in Tamil starring Keerthy Suresh, ‘Bagheera’ written by ‘K.G.F.’ helmer Prashanth Neel, and also ‘Tyson’ with Prithviraj Sukumaran.

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    Seven Dubbing Impressive films of 2022


    Tollywood is the first film industry that recovered completely from the pandemic. Bollywood is still yet to recover and the film industry a series of flops like never before. Several dubbed films minted massive money in the year 2022 at the Tollywood box-office. Here are seven dubbed films that ended up as super hits at the Tollywood box-office in 2022:

    KGF: Chapter 2: After the super success of the first installment of KGF, the sequel opened with a bang and it ended up as one of the biggests hit of Indian cinema this year. The film minted a huge money across the Telugu states. Prashanth Neel is the director and Yash, Srinidhi Shetty are the lead actors. The film collected more than Rs 900 crores in its final run in all the languages.

    Vikram: Vikram is the film that brought back Kamal Haasan to the league. The film was a stupendous hit and the actor is working with double energy on multiple projects. Vikram is a dark film that is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film is a super hit across Telugu states and left the distributors in huge profits.

    Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra is one of the costliest films. Despite of mixed talk and poor reviews, the film managed to mint good money in all the released languages. Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Shah Rukh Khan turned an additional advantage for the film. The visual effects and the action episodes are the other assets of the film.

    Kantara: Small budget film Kantara is a sensation across Indian cinema. The film is made on a budget of Rs 15 crores and the film collected more than Rs 450 crores in its final run. Rishab Shetty directed and played the lead role in the film. Kantara ran for more than 7 weeks in AP and Telangana.

    Sardar: Karthi’s recent film Sardar received tough competition from other releases and it emerged as a winner during Diwali. Karthi’s performance and the concept impressed the audience. Nagarjuna’s Annapurna Studios distributed the film across the Telugu states.

    777 Charlie: Rakshit Shetty and his team delivered a masterpiece with 777 Charlie. The film’s emotional content impressed all the sections and it collected good money in Telugu even after low promotions. Made on a budget of Rs 20 crores, the film collected more than Rs 100 crores in its final run.

    Love Today: Dil Raju backed a small film Love Today which was a super hit in Tamil. This youthful romantic entertainer raked good money in Telugu states. Pradeep Ranganathan directed and played the lead role in this film.

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    Sequel buzz minting Gold in Telugu Cinema


    It is the season of sequels. SS Rajamouli brought it back with Baahubali franchise. After the first installment ended up as a hit, the budget was revised and the second part fared extremely well. The trend continued with several films like KGF in the recent times. KGF: Chapter 2 is a humongous hit and the success of prequel is sure an advantage though the content is the deciding factor. Nani decided to make HIT into a franchise and HIT 2 recovered the investment in its first weekend itself. Sukumar and Allu Arjun felt that the story of Pushpa should be told in two parts. The budget limitations too made the makers to rethink and they opted out with two parts. The second part of Pushpa will be bigger in terms of budgets and the release.

    The film too is quite hot across the trade circles. Prashanth Neel is thinking of making Salaar in two parts but he will complete the shoot of both the parts for now. After the super success of Akhanda, Balakrishna and Boyapati are keen about the sequel. Balayya recently announced that the script for the sequel is ready. Considering the success, brand and the trend, several filmmakers are following the sequel trend. At the same time, it is also a risk to take up the sequel without content. The expectations will be high and they have to be reached.

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    Yash turns restless after KGF


    Kannada actor Yash is the new pan-Indian star of the country after KGF franchise made huge money across the nation. The actor is rushed with several offers but Yash is said to have rejected more than a dozen projects in the recent months. He even did not consider lot of projects that reached him for narration. Yash is currently considering a bigger project than the KGF. Yash is rushed with a bunch of Bollywood offers but the actor hasn’t given a complete nod. Top filmmaker Karan Johar is keen to rope him in for Brahmastra 2. The film’s director Ayan Mukerji is working on his role. A good clarity is expected in the next few weeks. There are talks that Yash is in talks to play Dev in Brahmastra 2.

    Top Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra approached Yash for a mythological drama titled Karna. Yash has huge expectations on his project after the KGF franchise. Several filmmakers who met him feel that Yash is in the hangover of KGF and is keen to sign bigger scripts. Such projects happen once in a while. Many Tollywood filmmakers approached Yash but the actor hasn’t picked any project. For now, the actor is in a relaxed mode and is spending time with his family and is listening to scripts. His fans are eagerly waiting for the big announcement about his next project. We have to wait to see what is on board for Yash.

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    ‘KGF’ star Yash celebrates Raksha Bandhan with sister


    ‘KGF’ star Yash, who is popularly referred to as his character name Rocky bhai by his fans, shared an endearing picture on social media celebrating Raksha Bandhan.

    Taking to his social media, Yash shared some really adorable pictures with his sister Nandini Rahul, where they can be seen celebrating Raksha Bandhan. The actor wrote a loving caption while wishing his fans a happy Rakhi.

    “Siblings – Brought together by destiny but bonded by lifetime of love and support. Here’s wishing everyone a happy Raksha Bandhan,” the actor, whose real name is Naveen Kumar Gowda, wrote as the caption.

    On the film front, the 36-year-old’s film ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, created a stir when it released earlier this year. In the domestic market, the film collected over Rs 900 crore. It went on to collect around $27 million internationally.

    Yash gained the spotlight as a leading actor of Kannada cinema with films such as ‘Googly’, comedy-drama ‘Raja Huli’, fantasy action ‘Gajakesari’, romantic comedy ‘Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari’, action film ‘Masterpiece’ and action-romance ‘Santhu Straight Forward’ among many others.

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    Shoots On Pause: South to rework economics

    ‘RRR’, ‘KGF’, ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, ‘Baahubali’ and other such big hits, and one would think that the South Indian film industry is rolling in money! Evidently, it is not so. And that is what bothers the filmmakers in the South.

    Their malady is that just about everybody connected with the making of a film, from the stars to the technicians, makes money when a film is being made except for the producer. To contemplate on this issue, the Active Telugu Film Producers Guild (ATFPG) met last week.

    Films such as ‘Baahubali’, ‘Pushpa’, ‘RRR’ are a flash in the pan and the media celebrates only those. But the Guild contends that against these few blockbusters, which appear periodically, there are many other films that drag a film producer deep into the red.

    That a film producer always makes money is a perception people live with because of the stars. The stars are the face of the film industry. Their riches and the glamour quotient are for the people to see, not the plight of those behind the scenes. In the popular perception, if stars make so much money, certainly, the ones who employ them must be earning so much more!

    How one hopes this was true, that producers were the ones employing stars! The fact is that once a star is signed, a producer starts working for the star. In the Hindi industry, all but a successful few borrowed at the rate of 3 per cent per month, or 36 per cent per annum! The interest was chargeable every quarter and deducted while landing.

    It was a desperate situation for a film producer. Because, not only his film, even his household ran on this borrowed money. He was a full-time filmmaker and had no other source of income. All this because though this was called an Industry, it was never recognised as one and therefore not privy to institutional finance. Which, if nothing, would be available at a reasonable rate of interest.

    Usually, a film producer lived on liabilities, always owing money to his financiers, which got transferred from one film to the next, unless his film turned out to be a big hit. Only that day did he stand a chance to pay up his debts and emerge clean. That, too, depended a lot on his distributors and if they paid his overflow (share of the profit after recovering his investment). The distributors were, almost always, only partly honest.

    There were some filmmakers whose finances were structured in such a way that even the world rights of their movies vested with the financer. He controlled all the transactions, including the profit earned by the film, till he recovered his investment, or over a stipulated period. In such an event, even if the film was a hit, the profits went to this world rights holder.

    The best case of such an understanding was film producer Yash Johar, the founder of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Yash Johar enjoyed tremendous goodwill in the industry, making many well-received films such as ‘Duniya’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Gumrah’ with the biggest of stars. Yet, Johar never tasted success.

    Finally, when success came to him with ‘Dostana’ (starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha), his profit was mortgaged to the film’s world rights controller for the next 10 years!

    Yash Johar, such as he was, would laugh at his situation. One hit I make and the profit goes to someone else. That is the way the film business worked. The producer was the one who put together a project, slogged for a year or two but got little or nothing back at the end. The producer knew his situation well, but had no way of coming out of the quagmire.

    Recently, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) decided that a Hindi film will be released on OTT platforms only after eight

    weeks of its theatrical release! Whose film is it, who is the producer? And, why does MAI decide on such matters for a producer? Well, that is the way it has been for a long time. From the number of screens to be assigned to a film to the admission rates, it is all decided by the multiplex operators.

    Filmmakers, in Mumbai or in the South, are all facing similar problems that make filmmaking a risky business for them. The major problems faced by them are also the same: high admission rates at the cinemas; impractical out-of-proportion star earnings and the OTT effect on the box-office prospects of films.

    South Indian filmmakers, especially the Telugu film industry, have decided to tackle these three problems to start with. The Hindi filmmakers, despite (or due to) four associations representing the production sector, have shown neither the courage, nor the inclination to take the lead. They are kind of used to the terms being dictated by others, whether the cinemas or the stars.

    Now, the producers in South India, especially in the Telugu film industry, have decided to do something about it. The Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce has broadly classified films into small, medium and big budget for the purpose of implementation of its resolutions.

    Accordingly, films will have to keep a four-week window between their theatrical and OTT releases, but the big- budget ones will have to adhere to an eight-week window before their OTT release.

    The admission rates for small-budget films in the A and B centres should start from a maximum of Rs 100 for single screens and Rs 125 for multiplexes. For medium-budget films, the rates should start from Rs 122 for single screens and Rs 177 for multiplexes. The respective rates for big budget films should be Rs 177 and Rs 295.

    These admission rates apply to Telangana because in Andhra Pradsh, which is also a Telugu film market, the rate ceilings have already been applied by the state government.

    The producers also discussed the high fees charged by the stars, contending that nobody else but them were making money in the film industry. All these problems, which are faced equally by the Hindi film industry, were discussed in the meeting, which concluded by noting: “Producers and distributors had gotten into the habit of inflating box-office collections of films to paint a rosy picture of the stars of those films in a bid to satisfy their egos.”

    This, according to the producers, spurred the stars to further hike their remunerations.

    The Telugu industry appears to be serious about the matter and has decided to stop all film activities, including shoots, from August 1.

    The Hindi industry, on the other hand, has taken no initiative yet to solve its problems. Looks like they have started believing in their own inflated box-office figures and are happy. Who are these figures fooling except the filmmakers themselves?

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    A flurry of speculation about ‘KGF’ director’s female-centric movie


    Prashanth Neel, the director of the ‘KGF’ franchise, has achieved pan-India fame following the success of his two-part movie.

    Speculations surround the director’s next project, one of which is said to be a female-centric film.

    A few online sources went on to decode a few scenes from ‘KGF- 2’, which hint at a strong character, specifically a female role, with the potential to be made as an entirely new film in the franchise.

    According to the sources, the first girl child is born in Kollar Gold Fields in Chapter 2 of ‘KGF’, and Rocky Bhai names her after his mother.

    And, as the girl grows up under the watchful eye of a strong guardian following Rocky Bhai’s death, surely there is room to tell her story as well.

    According to reports, the story will be told in the form of a female-centric film starring a superstar in the lead role.

    Some claim that Prashanth Neel’s writing team is also working on this spin-off, though it is unclear whether they will release it or not.

    Meanwhile, Prashanth Neel will have to wrap up ‘Salaar’ with Prabhas, after which he will direct Jr. NTR for their ‘NTR31’, before he commits himself to another project.

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    ‘KGF 2’ director Prashanth Neel shares collage poster of his movies


    A collage poster shared by ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ director Prashanth Neel has left everyone guessing. Audiences and movie buffs are wondering about the message the star director has conveyed through his poster.

    Prashanth Neel has shared a post on social media which contains the collage photo of his three projects. ‘KGF: Chapter2’ and his upcoming movies ‘Salaar’ with Prabhas and ‘NTR-31’ with Jr NTR.

    The statement of producer Vijay Kiragandoor of Hombale Films that ‘KGF: Chapter 3’ would have superheroes like Hollywood has piqued interest.

    The fans are also guessing that the characters of all three movies would get connected at one point. The fans are further guessing that the character of Rocky bhai in ‘KGF 2′ and Prabhas’ character would meet in the upcoming movie ‘Salaar’.

    Fans are also surmising that even the character in ‘Bagheera’ for which Prashanth Neel has written the screenplay would also be a part of the upcoming ambitious project.

    However, Prashanth Neel has not reacted to any comments and speculation in this connection.

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    KGF Makers and Sudha Kongara to team up


    Hombale Films is a Karnataka-based production house who believed the vision of Prashanth Neel and Yash, the men behind the big brains of KGF franchise. The films changed the face of Kannada cinema and Hombale Films emerged as one of the most prominent production houses. The production house is now producing Salaar featuring Prabhas and the film is directed by Prashanth Neel. Today, Hombale Films announced its next prestigious project.

    Talented director Sudha Kongara who directed impressive and critically acclaimed films like Saala Khadoos and Soorarai Pottru will direct the film that is inspired by real-life incidents. The details of the cast, crew members are kept under wraps for now and they will be announced at a later date. Sudha Kongara has been working on the script of her next for the past one year.

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    3 months and 3 South films: Will Bollywood rechristen itself?

    In the last three to four months of time, three south movies outperformed Bollywood movies and it is learnt that there’s a paradigm shift in the approach of Bollywood makers on film making. However the Big question is whether Bollywood will be able to rechristen itself and reclaim the throne i.e. top Industry of the country. Details as follows.

    Three movies that have outperformed Bollywood movies in recent times are – Pushpa, RRR and KGF2. When Pushpa was released there wasn’t much buzz though. However the movie surpassed another Bollywood Big movie 83. Later when RRR released, Bollywood hero John Abraham commented that “We are not number 2 to any other industry “ and released his “Attack” movie while RRR was in theatres. Attack movie was a disaster at the box office. Now during KGF2 , Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey movie got postponed to release at a later point of time. Before just a couple of years, Telugu and Kannada movies forcing Bollywood movies change their release date couldn’t be conceived even in the dreams.

    Now Bollywood makers seem to be in the thinking mode and plan movies on pan India scale. Most of the big wigs of Bollywood are asking the writers to again focus on heroic subjects rather than multiplex subjects. We need to wait and see whether Bollywood will be able to rechristen itself and if so how fast can that happen..

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    Pan India star: Real test for Yash starts now

    KGF Chapter 2 is running successfully in theatres. The movie that has made Yash a pan India star comes to an end now. Even though the makers are planning for chapter 3, it may take a few years to start on that project. So, the analysts opine, the real test for Yash starts now. Details as follows.

    After Bahubali series, Prabhas also has faced this problem. After working on a mammoth project like Bahubali and earning the pan India star tag, Prabhas wanted to continue the same scale on other projects as well. However there are not many directors in the country who conceive and execute such pan India level projects. Yash has now completed KGF and he is yet to sign the next project while his director Prashant Neil already working on Salar project. The problem for Yash is also the same that , there are not many directors in Kannada Film industry who can equate Prashant Neil capabilities. So, Yash may have to look at the directors from other languages. But top directors in Telugu have all blocked their time for next couple years and so he may need to look at the directors from Tamil or Hindi. On the other hand there is no dearth of producers as everybody wants to cash on the craze that Yash has just earned.

    We need to wait and see whether Yash will be able to make right decisions and set right projects to continue the tag of Pan Indian star.

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    ‘KGF’ director credits Yash for taking franchise to new global heights


    Director Prashant Neel has heaped praises on superstar Yash for taking the franchise ‘KGF’ to a new high.

    He says the only person who had the vision to see the success of the film was the actor, who has gained major fandom, courtesy his portrayal as the rugged and fierce Rocky.

    Director Prashant Neel mentioned that ‘KGF’ was an eight year-long journey that gave them the confidence which helped them take the film to another level.

    The filmmaker also added: “When we started we never thought that we would be where we are today.”

    Crediting Yash, Neel extended his gratitude and said, “The only person that had this vision was Yash. We started this as a small Kannada project and today the film is really big and the expectations are very high.”

    He also credits Yash for making a singular big Kannada origins movie, into two parts and taking it to the world. Yash also penned his own dialogues since he believed in Rocky and could see through him.

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    Actor Vishal is proud of Yash for bringing Kannada cinema to global level


    Tamil actor Vishal, who heaped praises on ‘KGF- Chapter 2’, took to micro-blogging site, to congratulate actor Yash and director Prashanth Neel for their astounding success.

    Vishal, who praised Sandalwood’s magnum opus, congratulated the entire team on Saturday.

    Vishal also stated that he is proud of his hero Yash for representing the grandeur of the Kannada film industry at the world fair.

    “Congrats to my dearest friend @TheNameIsYash, the entire team, the cast & the crew especially the director @prashanth_neel for his magnum opus blockbuster #KGFChapter2”, Vishal’s tweet reads.

    The ‘Pandem Kodi’ actor also wrote, “I’m so proud that my friend #Yash has taken the #KannadaCinema to worldwide reach. Keep rocking #RockyBhai. GB.”

    Yash-starrer ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, which was released a few days ago, has done extremely well at the box office around the world. The film, directed by Prashanth Neel, has received a lot of attention from both audiences and celebrities.

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    Prashanth Neel about the journey of KGF


    KGF started as a Kannada film and it is now a pan-Indian project. It was Prashanth Neel’s vision that made the first installment a super hit and paved path for a sequel. Explaining about the journey of KGF, Prashanth Neel said “We started the journey of the film in the mid of 2014. After Hombale Films agreed to do the film, we approached Yash and got his nod. I took a year to complete the script of KGF and the shoot commenced in early 2017. None among us made such a big movie before. It is our journey and hard work which made KGF a huge project”.

    He said “I thank Yash and my production house for the immense support throughout the journey. A month after the shoot, I got the idea of making KGF into two parts. We took a break for a month and completed the screenplay of the film. After the first installment ended up as a massive hit, I got ample budget for the sequel. KGF: Chapter 2 would be emotional and action-packed. We picked up the right actors and the biggest conflict in the film is between Yash and Sanjay Dutt”. KGF: Chapter 2 is gearing up for a record release tomorrow.

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    Record Price for KGF : Chapter 2 Rights


    Top producer Dil Raju is making huge profits through RRR which crossed the magical mark of Rs 100 crores already. Raju is expected to make over Rs 20 crores through the film. Dil Raju will now release KGF: Chapter 2 in Nizam region. He acquired the rights of the film for Rs 50 crores (completely recoverable). The film is carrying huge expectations and will have a record release across the Telugu states. The makers are quoting huge prices and the film is sold out in all the territories.

    Dil Raju is planning a record release for the film in Nizam. He is also distributing Vijay’s Beast across the Telugu states which will release a day before KGF: Chapter 2. Tollywood will have a packed weekend with KGF: Chapter 2 and Beast. KGF: Chapter 2 is directed by Prashanth Neel and the film has Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. Hombale Films are the producers.

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