Telugu films have huge market in Karnataka. In fact, our films perform far better to local Sandalwood movies which is the reason why demand for banning other language movies is increasing in neighborhood state. However, we hardly ever get to see Kannada films having good release in Telugu land.
But, a Kannada dubbed film is giving shocks to Trade pundits and makers recent straight outings. Kannada Rock Star Yash starrer KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) Chapter 1 directed by Prashanth Neel of Ugramm fame is making waves in all the southern states as well as in North, despite heavy contest from local releases.
In Hindi, KGF has tough competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero and in Telugu; the film is clashing with Varun Tej’s Antariksham 9000 KMPH and Sharwanand’s Padi Padi Leche Manasu. Although KGF raked minimal numbers compared to what the straight Telugu films collected at box office, theaters as well as collections have been increased for KGF from day two owing to huge demand.
Then, the question is why such huge craze for KGF. Is it an extra-ordinary film like Telugu magnum opus Baahubali. No, KGF is not an exceptional film when it comes to its plot. The story line is outdated and audience too got bored watching such regular films. Then, why people are thronging to watch such outdated subject.
It’s because of director Prashanth Neel’s vision and commendable execution of regular plot. The film has numerous elevation scenes which will make masses go crazy. Even before settling for a heavy action episode or mass elevation, you will find such heroism elevating sequence immediately. Dialogues are other biggest asset, alongside Yash’s manly looks and wonderful performance, vivid cinematography, enchanting background score and sharp editing.
Guess what, KGF is dominating Telugu films at overseas which is a rare phenomenon. While KGF grossed $ 75K on Saturday by 4:30 PM, Antariksham and PPLM minted $ 48K and $ 29K respectively. KGF is the fastest Kannada film to cross $200K mark in USA. KGF witnessed upward trend in Hindi with Rs 3 Cr on day two taking two days tally to 5.10 Cr.