KGF's trailer released at mega event
The film, which was originally shot in Kannada, has been dubbed into the other Indian languages and is gearing up for a simultaneous release on December 21
The much-awaited trailer of Prashanth Neel's KGF, starring Yash and Srinidhi Shetty, was launched in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi yesterday in Bengaluru. The film, which was originally shot in Kannada, has been dubbed into the other Indian languages and is gearing up for a simultaneous release on December 21. Apart from the film's crew, South Indian celebrities like Vishal and Ambareesh were also part of the event.
Launching the Kannada trailer of the film, Ambareesh said, "In the Tamil film industry they spend five crores for a single song or sequence, while in Kannada, we would've made five films with that budget. Our industry is fighting for its much-delayed prominence. I believe KGF will change this situation."
Kannada actor Shivarajkumar, who unable to attend the event due to his acting commitments, wished the team through an audio-visual clipping. "I wish all other South Indian language audiences support KGF like their own language film. I believe director Prashanth Neel will join the league of filmmakers like AR Murugadoss, Shankar and Rajamouli, who have a pan-Indian reach," he said.
Vishal, who is presenting the film in Tamil Nadu, launched the Tamil trailer. "I am so proud to be part of my brother Yash's film. It is heartening to see that Kannada cinema is finally getting a nationwide reach. The time has come for Kannada cinema to reach the place where it deserves to be. KGF has the potential to become a hit, irrespective of language. Very soon Yash will be known as an Indian actor, rather than a Kannada actor."
Director Prashanth Neel revealed that he initially did not plan on releasing the film as a multilingual. "We made the film keeping in mind the Kannada audience from day one. But, Yash and producer Vijay Kiragandur had a greater vision for the film, and they were the ones who took KGF to other languages." He apologised for the delay in the film's release. "I take the blame for the delay. We might have even finished the film two years ago if I had been more focused."
Yash, who began his speech greeting the crowd in all the five languages, thanked Vijay Kiragandur for the confidence he had on the script and him. "The film happened only because of the faith that producer Vijay Kiragandur had on the script. He trusted me completely and decided to invest such a high budget on the film, even before my biggest hit, Mr. & Mrs. Ramachari, was released." He also mentioned that KGF will be on par with Hollywood films. "I truly believe that KGF has the making of a Hollywood film, and I really wish to see Prashanth Neel directing an English film soon."