Rocky from KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) is back in ‘KGF 2’ movie which released its trailer recently. Starring Kannada superstar Yash in the lead role, ‘KGF 2’ movie release date is planned on the 16th of July 2021. Directed by Prashanth Neel, ‘KGF 2’ will feature an early OTT release date as per reports.
‘KGF 2’ also termed as ‘KGF Chapter 2’ will feature Yash in the lead role. The second chapter will comprise of Sanjay Dutt in the main villain character. The release date for ‘KGF 2’ was announced earlier this year. Following this announcement, Yash’s fans requested PM Modi to announce ‘KGF 2’ release day as a national holiday.
The trailer of ‘KGF 2’ was a massive hit on Youtube breaking the previous all time record of any movie from India. The buzz around ‘KGF 2’ is phenomenal which is sparking the OTT release speculations for the potential blockbuster. However, it is unclear if the movie will take the OTT leap soon after release.
‘KGF 2’ OTT Release Rights Partner
According to reports, Amazon Prime Video bagged the OTT release rights for ‘KGF Chapter 2’. Among the OTT platforms, Amazon Prime Video is aggressively competing for OTT release of blockbuster films on its platform. ‘KGF 2’ will be the second major blockbuster release on Amazon Prime Video this year after Tamil movie, ‘Master’ starring Vijay.
However, the strategy taken the production team for ‘KGF 2’ OTT release will decide the fee paid by Amazon Prime Video for the movie. According to current norms, OTT platforms pay an early release fee to the movie production team if the movie is released on the OTT platform within two weeks of theatrical release.
Master tasted success on Amazon Prime Video. However, even after the OTT release date, theatre occupancy rates are still high. Considering this, ‘KGF 2’ might follow the same route for its release. ‘KGF 2’ will release in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and English.
Hence, the fans of Yash will be able to watch ‘KGF 2’ on the theatrical screens. However, an early OTT release for ‘KGF 2’ cannot be ruled out either.