What is KGF?
The trailer of Excel Entertainment's most ambitious project KGF was released recently and many people still had a question about the name of the film. KGF stands for Kolar Gold Fields which is located in Karnataka, KGF is about 30 kilometers from Kolar and 100 kilometers from Bangalore and is a Goldmine. The film is set in the 1970s. when the gold mines were operational and given the background it makes for an interesting emotional content that would resonate with the audience.
With the growth of the Gold Mines and the resulting demand for labour, people from Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri,Salem, the North and South Arcot districts of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor, Madanapalli and Ananthapur districts of Andhra Pradesh, were settled around the various shafts.
In June 1902, electricity was supplied for the mining operations at KGF, from India's first and oldest power generation plant which was called the 'Kaveri Electric Power Plant' from Shivanasamudra.
The film is a period drama that traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in the generous fields of Karnataka’s Kolar region. The film is made in five languages, namely Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.
The magnum opus traces the period of the glory of the gold mine and gives insights into the history of the mines located in Karnataka.
Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, John Kokken, Achyuth Rao in the lead, KGF is a Homabale Films production directed by Prashanth Neel, produced by Vijay Kiragandur, while Ravi Basrur has composed the music for KGF.
KGF would mark Excel Entertainment's first Kannada venture and the production house is elated to be associated with a mega ambitious project as such.
The period drama traces the tenure of the late 70s and will be made in two parts. The first of which will be titled KGF Chapter 1 which is slated to release on 21st December 2018.