I will not discuss the physics and logic-defying action sequences in K.G.F. Chapter 2 (they are overdone in all action movies). That is the last thing on my mind about this movie. But, I do have a question? We gawk at similar sequences in Chinese martial arts movies, but why question Indian movies? I believe it is a matter of a discussion related to psychology and lack of hand-to-hand combat experience (please don’t start fighting with random people or with your near and dear ones).
I have many thoughts about many aspects of K.G.F. Chapter 2. I have watched it first day, night show in my mother tongue, Kannada, and will discuss my thoughts as per that in this blog post. I appreciate your comments on the same. By the way, these are my opinions and thoughts. Handle the difference of opinions like mature humans and not like nameless, shameless, and senseless trolls on the internet.
Spoilers ahead! Continue reading at your own risk of knowing bits of the story if you haven’t watched the movie yet.
Nobody else could have done justice to the narrative voice of Anant Nag other than Prakash Raj. The caliber to hold the listener’s attention while talking without even showing face and body language is with only a few voices, and hats off to the director Prashanth Neel for handling this change tactfully. Vasishta Simha also has good narrative voice, but he plays the role of Kamal in the movie
When I first heard the song, Gagana Nee, I thought would a baby understand what she is trying to say through the song? Instead of pacifying the crying infant, what is the mother doing? Then, I started thinking more about it. There is scientific research on how babies can learn while still in the womb and recognize the same after birth. It also reminded me of the story when Lord Shri Krishna explained the intricate concept of Chakravyuha to Subhadra, who still had Abhimanyu in her womb. During the epic war of Mahabharata, Abhimanyu could penetrate Chakravyuha because he remembered the story he had heard while still in his mother’s womb. But Subhadra had dozed off midway through Lord Shri Krishna’s lecture. Therefore, Abhimanyu only knew how to get in and not get out, leading to his early departure. Both science and mythology tell that babies in the womb learn from what they hear. It makes sense to Rocky’s mother to sing valorous songs to her newborn. Why should lullabies always be pacifying when you can teach through them? It makes me see Rocky (played by Yash) in a new light. He is both Arjuna and Abhimanyu in this saga. This song is exceptionally extraordinary and the best lullaby I have heard in my adult life. I don’t remember what my mother sang to me when I was a baby. Wait, would Rocky remember what his mother sang when he was in the cradle? Oh boy, back to square one.
There is not even a single song in both K.G.F. Chapter 1 and 2 in which we find Rocky standing in random places and singing, whether it is about his life or love. Singing and this character just don’t go hand-in-hand. I think I would have burnt my fuse way too early if this had happened. Not that he would have zero singing talent (who am I to judge? I am not even a bathroom singer), but I see Rocky as someone who doesn’t give much thought about such skills and would rather pay someone to sing for him.
I honestly believe that the music director Ravi Basrur cannot outdo himself. But he did. From K.G.F. Chapter 1 to 2. Every time I listen to the music of both the chapters, it pumps me up extremely. What I would achieve after that is completely up to me. Toofan is still running at the back of my mind as I am writing this blog.
My fuse burnt when Reena (played by Srinidhi Shetty) tries to serenade Rocky so that he mellows down, to protect him from Adheera (played by Sanjay Dutt). I was like, hey girl, where did this come from? Rocky holds Reena captive in his palatial home against her will. Calls her his entertainment. I understand that people around her are singing his praises, he is not physically abusing her, and he once saves her from goons and in the process is almost killed. But where is Reena’s self-respect? Or is it a matter of Stockholm Syndrome? And when she starts with Mehabooba, I don’t know if it is the singer’s despair or an inside joke by the director of the movie, I could feel Reena’s helplessness and forced interest in Rocky. I think that was not the point of the song. Is this what men want? Is this how women are seen? Now, you understand why I have used Reena’s picture from the movie as a featured image of this blog post instead of Rocky’s. The same’s below too. The only good thing about this song is it sort of reminds me of the song In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein from the movie Jodhaa Akbar by Ashutosh Gowariker in terms of picturization.
While Raveena Tandon was simply marvelous and captivating in the portrayal of the character Ramika Sen, I felt Sanjay Dutt’s Adheera could have been scarier, as they have tried to depict through others’ dialogues. Maybe it was intentional so that Rocky remains the original monster of the story, but I think Adheera as a character itself looks pale. Or maybe it is because of Sanjay Dutt’s health issue and it is coming on screen too.
Well, it is a magnum opus. A befitting sequel to K.G.F. Chapter 1. Do watch it if you haven’t yet.