Excel Entertainment's most-ambitious project KGF has created a lot of buzz in Bollywood after the trailer of the multilingual movie hit the internet with a bang recently, but not much has been known to the Hindi audience about the name of the movie, which is originally made in Kannada.
KGF stands for Kolar Gold Fields which is located about 30 kilometres from Kolar and 100 kilometres from Bangalore, Karnataka. It was a goldmine where 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 as the gold mines grew in the region.
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 magnum opus traces the period of the glory of the gold mine and gives insights into the history of the mines located in Karnataka. The film is set in the 1970s.
The film starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N Simha, and Malavika Avinash is a period drama that traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in the generous fields of the Kolar region.
The film is made in five languages, namely Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.
Apart from Yash and Srinidhi Shetty, Ananth Nag, John Kokken, Achyuth Rao among many others in the cast. KGF is a Homabale Films production directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur.
KGF Chapter 1 is slated for release on December 21.