K. G. F: Chapter 1 re-release plans - official announcement!
A film that went on to become a rage across the country, K. G. F: Chapter 1, released towards the end of 2018 turned out to be a phenomenal success, including becoming the highest-grossing Kannada film of all-time in Karnataka. The period action film garnered a cult following in quick time after its Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam dubbed versions received a strong response in theatres. However, the film's release on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform turned out to be a massive boon as it garnered record streaming viewership, subsequently leading to the hype for the upcoming sequel, K. G. F: Chapter 2, to skyrocket since then.
With KGF: Chapter 2 set to near completion soon with 'Rocking Star' Yash, Srinidhi Shetty among others reprising their roles, Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt, who has been cast as the character Adheera, is also a part of the film's shoot now under Prashant Neel's direction. Having said that, reputed Hindi film producer Ritesh Sidhwani has now made a bombshell announcement on his Twitter page saying the Hindi version of KGF: Chapter 1 will be screened between 23rd and 29th October in all PVR, INOX and India Cinepolis screens across the country, excluding those theatres that come under the COVID-19 containment areas. Ritesh Sidhwani along with filmmaker Farhan Akhtar distributed the first installment of KGF in 2018 under their Excel Entertainment banner and have once again teamed up with producer Vijay Kiragandur's Hombale Films to present the sequel, KGF: Chapter 2 as well. KGF: Chapter 1 holds a huge distinction as it became the fourth highest-grossing Hindi dubbed film after the Baahubali franchise and ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s 2.0. Below is the KGF: Chapter 1 re-release announcement:
Mask, Distance, Action! Catch the re-release of #KGFChapter1 at cinemas near you between 23rd-29th October.@_PVRCinemas @INOXMovies @IndiaCinepolis— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) October 23, 2020
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The re-release strategy being adopted for KGF: Chapter 1 will no doubt leave a sizable number of fans excited to head back to the theatres and cinema halls to catch in once again on the action, while also setting up the buzz for KGF: Chapter 2. The upcoming sequel's producer Karthik Gowda had recently revealed that a release plan will be formulated as soon as the shooting gets completed. Several notable names like Malavika Avinash, Anant Nag, Archana Jois, Vasishta N Simha, Avinash BS, Achyuth Kumar, Balakrishna will be reprising their roles from the first film, while Prakash Raj, Raveena Tandon, Saran Shakthi are some of the new additions to the cast in KGF 2.
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