'KGF: Chapter 2' makers finally kickstart promotions, drop first single
KGF: Chapter 2 promotions have officially begun! The sequel to KGF: Chapter 1, one of the most successful films of 2018, got its first single on Monday. Titled Toofan, the song's lyrical video featuring Yash aka Rocky was also dropped along with the number. This comes over two months after the film's teaser trailer was shared. KGF: Chapter 2 will release on April 14.
Since the film would release in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi, Toofan also was released in these languages. While Ravi Basrur composed music for all languages, the singers and lyricists of these versions are different. The Kannada Toofan was written by Basrur, the Hindi one had Shabbir Ahmed as the lyricist, and Madhurakavi had penned the words for the Tamil Toofan.
Lasting 3:38 minutes, the song established the film's main character pretty well. We saw a fierce Rocky, armed with a hammer and a "don't create trouble for me" kind of a look. He was described with words like "toofan" and "talwaar." Percussion instruments created the apt ambiance required for a hero introduction song like this. Chorus and child singers rounded the number's appeal.
Makers had earlier informed that the trailer of the film would be shared on Sunday (March 27). To recall, its teaser trailer was shared on Yash's birthday, which falls on January 8. Like this song, the teaser too featured him in his Rocky avatar and beating up the villains. Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film has Sanjay Dutt as Adheera, the main antagonist.
Besides Yash and Dutt, KGF: Chapter 2 has Srinidhi Shetty as the leading lady, while Raveena Tandon plays Ramika Sen, the Prime Minister of India. Acclaimed performer Prakash Raj is also part of the cast alongside Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, and Easwari Rao, among others. Bhuvan Gowda has cranked the camera for the project, which has been bankrolled by Vijay Kiragandur under Hombale Films.