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KGF Chapter 1 Budget, Gross Collection, Cast, Hit or Flop, Story, Review, OTT


KGF: Chapter 1 is a 2018 action-packed Kannada movie directed by Prashant Neil and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under Humble Films. It is the first movie in the KGF series, which continues with “KGF: Chapter 2”. The film stars Yash in the lead role along with other well-known actors like Srinidhi Shetty and Ramachandra Raju. The story centers on Rocky, a skilled mercenary in Bombay’s gold mafia, who is ambitious and driven by a promise he made to his mother to gain power and wealth. His journey takes him to the Kolar gold fields, where he must take down Garuda, the heir to the mining empire.

Production on the film began in 2015 after Neil completed the screenplay, and shooting began in January 2017 in locations including Kolar and Mysore. Construction was completed in August 2018. Bhuvan Gowda was in charge of the cinematography, and Srikanth Gowda edited the film, with music composed by Ravi Basrur.

Released on 20 December 2018, “KGF: Chapter 1” was praised for its strong dialogues and acting and quickly became the highest-grossing Kannada film of its time, grossing around ₹250 crore. Its success made it a cult hit, and it won several awards, including two National Film Awards for Best Stunt Choreography and Best Special Effects, and two Filmfare Awards South for Best Film and Best Actor for Yash.

KGF Chapter 1 Movie Details

Directed byPrashanth Neel
Written byPrashanth Neel
Produced byVijay Kiragandur
StarringYash, Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N. Simha, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois, Anant Nag, Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, T. S. Nagabharana, B. Suresha
Narrated byAnant Nag
CinematographyBhuvan Gowda
Edited bySrikanth Gowda
Music byRavi Basrur
Production companyHombale Films
Distributed byHombale Films (Kannada), Excel Entertainment, AA Films (Hindi), Vishal Film Factory (Tamil), Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram (Telugu), Global United Media (Malayalam)
Release dates20 December 2018 (United States, Canada), 21 December 2018 (India)
Running time155 minutes
Budget₹80 crore
Box officeest. ₹250 crore

KGF Chapter 1 Starring Cast

YashRaja Krishnappa Bairya aka “Rocky”, a mercenary working for Shetty and KGF’s crime syndicate, born to a poverty-stricken lady, Shanthamma.
Anmol VijayYoung Rocky
Ramachandra RajuGaruda, Suryavardhan’s eldest son
Srinidhi ShettyReena Desai, Rajendra Desai’s daughter, Kamal’s fiancée, and Rocky’s girlfriend
Vasishta N. SimhaKamal, Reena’s fiancée and a high-ranking associate at KGF
Achyuth KumarGuru Pandian, DYSS party president and a high-ranking associate at KGF, who gives political support to KGF
Archana JoisShanthamma, Rocky’s mother
Anant NagAnand Ingalagi, the author of El Dorado
Ashok SharmaYoung Anand Ingalagi
Ramesh IndiraSuryavardhan, the founder of the KGF’s political cult and father of Garuda and Virat
Vinay BidappaVirat, Garuda’s younger brother
Lakki LakshmanRajendra Desai, Reena’s father and a high-ranking associate at KGF
B. S. AvinashAndrews, Shetty’s boss and a high-ranking associate at KGF
Tarak PonnappaDaya, Andrews’ secretary
Dinesh MangaluruShetty, Rocky’s employer and a prominent gold smuggler
Harish RaiKhasim, Shetty’s aide and Rocky’s confidant
BalakrishnaInayat Khalil, a Dubai-based don
T. S. NagabharanaSrinivas, the owner of TV news channel 24/News
Malavika AvinashDeepa Hegde, the chief editor of 24/News
Govinde GowdaA peon at 24/News
Mohan JunejaNagaraju, an informer to Ingalagi
Ayyappa P. SharmaVanaram, commander of KGF
John KokkenJohn, overseer of KGF
Puneeth RudranagRugga, overseer at the KGF mines
Neenasam AshwathKulkarni
B. SureshaVittal, a slave at KGF
Srinivas MurthyNarayan, a slave at KGF
Yash ShettyShyam, archaeological department officer
LakshmipathiKencha, a slave at KGF, the storyteller
Roopa RayappaShanthi, a slave at KGF
Krishnoji RaoAn old blind man working in KGF
Surya ShekharDilawar
Sampath MaitreyaShanti’s husband
Tamannaah BhatiaMilky in the song “Jokae” (cameo appearance)
Mouni RoyLucy in the song “Gali Gali” (cameo appearance)

KGF Chapter 1 Worldwide Box Office Collection

Worldwide Collection

PeriodCollectionEquivalent (2023)Notes
First Day₹25 crore₹33 crore (US$4.0 million)Highest opening in Kannada film industry
First Three Days₹59.61 crore₹80 crore (US$9.6 million)Fastest Kannada film to gross ₹50 crore
First Week₹113 crore₹151 crore (US$18 million)First Kannada film to gross ₹100 crore
By 9 January 2019₹200 crore₹249 crore (US$30 million)First Kannada film to reach ₹200 crore
Lifetime₹250 crore₹311 crore (US$37 million)Completed over 100 days in theatres

India Collection

Day/PeriodCollectionEquivalent (2023)Notes
First Day (Domestic)₹18.1 crore₹24 crore (US$2.9 million)
First Day (Hindi Version)₹2 crore₹2.7 crore (US$320,000)
Second Day (Worldwide)₹25 crore₹33 crore (US$4.0 million)
First Weekend (Worldwide)₹59.6 crore₹80 crore (US$9.6 million)
First Weekend (Hindi)₹9 crore₹12 crore (US$1.4 million)
Fourth Day (Worldwide)₹80 crore₹107 crore (US$13 million)Hindi version saw a 45% increase
25 December 2018₹84 crore₹112 crore (US$13 million)Christmas holiday boost
Fifth Day (Worldwide)₹100 crore₹134 crore (US$16 million)
First Week (Domestic)₹105 crore₹140 crore (US$17 million)
First 10 Days (Karnataka)₹87 crore₹116 crore (US$14 million)
First 10 Days (Kerala)₹1.6 crore₹2.1 crore (US$260,000)
First 10 Days (Tamil Nadu)₹6.1 crore₹8.2 crore (US$980,000)
First 10 Days (Telugu)₹14.5 crore₹19 crore (US$2.3 million)
15th Day (Karnataka)₹100 crore₹134 crore (US$16 million)First film in Karnataka to reach ₹100 crore
Lifetime (Karnataka)₹134 crore₹179 crore (US$21 million)Highest-grossing film in Karnataka
Lifetime (AP & Telangana)₹24.39 crore₹30 crore (US$3.6 million)
Lifetime (Kerala)₹3.18 crore₹4.0 crore (US$470,000)
Lifetime (Tamil Nadu)₹8.82 crore₹11 crore (US$1.3 million)
Lifetime (South India)₹172 crore₹214 crore (US$26 million)
Lifetime (Hindi)₹40.39 crore₹50 crore (US$6.0 million)Fourth-highest grossing Hindi-dubbed film at that time
Lifetime (Domestic)₹204 crore₹273 crore (US$33 million)

Overseas Collection

United States (First Day)$200k – $300kFastest Kannada film to cross these marks
United States (By 25 Dec)$413,214First Kannada film to earn $400k
United States (First Week)$522,848First Sandalwood film to cross $500k
United States (Second Weekend)$146,207Total of $669,055 by the end of second weekend
United States (Lifetime)$805,637
United Kingdom£22,656
New Zealand$9,539
MalaysiaRM 11,406
Overseas Total$1.5 million

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