K.G.F vs K.G.F: Why I like Chapter 1 better than Chapter 2

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If ever there is a competition to determine who is the biggest fan of K.G.F Chapter 1, I would either win that contest hands down or end up as one of the strongest contenders.

 

I lost count of the number of times I watched that film, but I am sure it will be over 100 times. As a keen observer of films, and how they work on our psyche, I’ve been fascinated by the appeal of this film. So much so that I’ve started writing a book about it. It’s the second book in my upcoming book series ‘Movies Beyond Stars’.

 

As a natural outcome of my fascination for K.G.F Chapter 1, I turned into the unofficial cheerleader of K.G.F Chapter 2 on Twitter.  For a few years now I have been repeatedly saying that Chapter 2 had the best chances of success as a pan-India film compared to all other films, even above RRR.

 

So, when the big day arrived, I was not surprised to see the outcome - the record breaking collections of Chapter 2.

 

I went ahead and watched the film too.

 

However, by the end of the film, I wasn’t really convinced with the output - the content of Chapter 2.

 

This was the gist of my feeling: K.G.F. Chapter 1 is an infinitely superior film than K.G.F Chapter 2!

 

It might seem like a stupid thing to say in the backdrop of the humongous success of Chapter 2, but I have my strong reasons to feel that way.

 

Unlike Chapter 1 which needed multiple viewings to grasp the full depth and beauty of the film, one viewing of Chapter 2 was enough to make sense of what made me unhappy.

 

I am in no way saying that Chapter 2 is a bad film. If it were, it wouldn’t be still running to packed houses weeks after its release.

 

This post is my attempt to explain the reasoning behind why I feel Chapter 1 is better than Chapter 2. I am basically pitting K.G.F against K.G.F, but only as a true fan of this brand and not to belittle the efforts of the makers.


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Cheers!!!

Kartik Dayanand Boddapati



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