KGF Reviews by Critics: K.G.F. – Chapter 1 has received positive reviews from Hindi critics. The average rating is 3/5 from 8 reviews.
- Positive: 6
- Neutral: 1
- Negative: 1
- Avg Rating: 3/5
Time of India
The narrative in the first part builds the character of Rocky as the maverick mastermind who will not stop for anything until he reaches his mission. While there is a sense of temporary closure in the first chapter of the film, one also leaves the hall yearning for more. KGF surely seems to have delivered what it set to achieve.
When it comes to magnificence, we have seen an epic of a king from the Telugu states. The Tamil industry produced an entertaining and groundbreaking sci-fi franchise. Hindi cinema is holding on to an ageing San jay Leela Bhansali. Finally, Sandalwood …
Bollywood has made heroes out of many gangsters and this role should be a landmark one for Kannada superstar Yash. Engrossing content, super production values and an interesting premise for chapter two makes this a tantalising gangster flick.
Prashanth Neel’s effort in sculpting a costliest statue is commendable, but the statue looks something else in the end. Wish, the second chapter comes with all the major corrections, giving the much needed life to the statue.
This film begins in 1951 and narrates the story till the 1980s. Part two will hopefully capture the gold rush and the quest for power too. So, who will take over the empire that Suryavardhan (the man who operated the mines, enslaved people, and told the world it was a limestone quarry) built and parcelled off among five people?
KGF had some brilliantly choreographed stunt sequences that will wow you. The slo-mo shots used in the action blocks elevate the feel of the movie. Especially, the well-shot climax scene. So much so, that you’re in awe of Rocky. Director Prashanth Neel’s KGF starring Yash is a riveting gangster drama that goes wrong in many places, says our review.
The lines may sound better in the original. In Hindi, some of them are howlarious. ‘Bambai mein ek taraf samundar hai, toh doosri taraf Rocky’. And this one, ‘If you think I’m bad, I’m your dad’. Or words to that effect.
In the flip side, there are a few mismatched dialogues delivered by the children in the mining town which are not in sync with the setting. The snappy edits with parallel cuts, though interesting make the viewing a bit disorienting. Also, the narrative packed with montages laid over on a voice track makes the film appear more passive than active.