1 Year For Prashant Neel's Wildest Imagination

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1 Year For Prashant Neel's Wildest Imagination - KGF Chapter 2

This article is just to put our admiration for Prashanth Neel in a few words and detail his thoughts perceived onscreen in words.

What is the limitation of man's imagination? That is a tricky question. What is the limit of your imagination, certainly in your world of possibilities? Now increase your vision to 10 x and try to think about it. That’s a scary scenario. Now imagine someone who dreams 100X your craziest dreams and makes them a reality. That’s KGF Chapter 2.

We've all seen hundreds of well-made commercial movies, but KGF 2 surprises us with numerous sequences which give goosebumps on an epic scale.

In Indian commercial cinema, the level of perception of a protagonist depends on the antagonist he decides to confront. In KGF, Rocky, the protagonist, decides to attack Garuda, a wild that controls the gold mines. Now, this is a familiar run-of-a-mill story. Rocky's a regular underdog. This is a relatable enough factor for a cinephile in everyday life.

Now, where can he go from here? Had it been any other director, the protagonist could have owned the mine and possibly challenged some peers of the savages from chapter 1. But Prashanth Neel adds his X factor to chapter 2 by escalating the protagonist's conflict with the prime minister of India, Ramika Sen. In any other film, it would have been the stupidest plot. But Neel carefully establishes Ramika Sen as a potential prime minister in Chapter 1. He shows Rocky as the person who doesn't stop at anything by portraying him as a man who goes alone to Narachi and takes about 100s of people.

Prashanth Neel never messes up in establishing the conflict between Rocky, Garuda, and Prime Minister Ramika Sen. Not even a single shot. That is mind-blowing because even the most perfect filmmakers overlook 2-3 not-so-great shots or scenes.

Now, to establish an underdog, Rocky, against Prime Minister Ramika Sen, is a tricky path because there is nothing greater than the Prime Minister's Office in a country like India. Prashanth Neel takes this 100X scale to a further peak by showing us a scene where Rocky kills an MP in parliament in front of Ramika Sen’s eyes. I remember no greater conflict in modern commercial cinema with contemporary history.

A criminal influencing politics is a beaten to death concept, but a criminal who doesn't care at all about the PM is unheard of, unseen, and unimaginable. Prashanth's fearless imagination and belief in perpetually translating his thoughts onto the silver-screen gives us goose bumps. A simple analogy of a dead clock at CBI headquarters, portraying a PM as a dictator and opposing Rocky will only make us shout “Kalashnikov.”

And what more does an individual, let alone Rocky, who saw the peak, have to do in life? NOTHING. That's precisely how Prashanth Neel aptly ends Rocky. Rocky has ascended every peak that is there to ascend. He takes on the PM. Now there’s nothing left for him to do with life. His loved ones are dead too. He ends his life, not giving anyone an advantage over him, and taking his sweat and blood to the depths. I will end this write-up by saying Salaam Prashanth (Neel) Bhai. 

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