Kolar Gold Field (KGF), a Kannada-language action-period drama film, which is the first instalment of a two-film series, released all over India today. The first chapter of the film has garnered expansive reviews from the critic.

KGF traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in the generous fields of Karnataka’s Kolar region. The reviewers have found the film intriguing, with outstanding screenplay leaving them curious for the second chapter already.

Film critic Ramesh Bala took to Twitter and wrote,” #KGF 1st Half: Grand visuals.. @TheNameIsYash is rocking as Rocky.. His one-liners  and action.. His Childhood days and Mumbai intro and action sequences r Mass.. Birthday gal @tamannaahspeaks is fab in a special song..  Stage is set for a Grand 2nd half..”#KGF [3.25/5] : An Epic Spectacle.. Grand visuals and setup.. Large canvas from #Mumbai to #KGF @TheNameIsYashhas simply rocked with his screen presence and in action sequences.. Camera, BGM and Production Design.. Dir @prashanth_neel deserves praise for execution.”

Sunayana Suresh shared her review which read, “The expectations have been enormous. Does the team deliver? Yes, they do. The film has a fast-paced first half,  but the second half and the climax sets up the right premise for the second part of the film.”

“The film is made on a grand scale and that translates onto the screen. The background score for the film is promising, and actors have done a good job. However, the takeaway from the film is the editing,” Priyanka Sundar tweeted.

Faridoon Shahryar took to his Twitter handle writing, “It’s a Kannada film that’s dubbed in Hindi but the Hindi dialogues r whistle worthy. They remind you of vintage Salim Javed penning for Amitabh Bachchan at his peak. The mother-son relationship has been showcased beautifully…a typical 70s staple but still works effectively.

Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, John Kokken, Achyuth Rao in the lead, KGF is a Homabale Films production directed by Prashanth Neel, produced by Vijay Kiragandur while Ravi Basrur has composed the music for KGF.