'KGF' becomes the first Kannada film to release in Pakistan

Actor Yash in the official poster of 'KGF'. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2019, 08.30 AM (IST)

It has created a massive impact in India and now the Yash starrer 'Kolar Gold Fields' (KGF) is all set to charm Pakistan. The film was released in Pakistan on Friday, nearly a month after its Indian release and has been doing brisk business at the Box Office. The film is the first from Kannada film industry to have got a release across the border. 

For Pakistan, the film's Hindi dubbed version has been released, revealed Harish Mallya, a film reviewer and one of the organisers of the Bangalore Film Festival, told a leading website.

“There is a lot of appreciation and almost a similar form of interest that was noticed in rest of the country,” he added, “This is the first Kannada film getting screened in Pakistan officially. Before this, there was a talk about Pawan Kumar’s Lucia being released but eventually, it was restricted only to film festivals.”

Previously, Rajinikanth starrer '2.0' had got a release in Pakistan. Trade pundits are hopeful that the film will do good business in Pakistan as people will have lots to connect to. 

The film traces the fortunes of a gangster over decades, released in over 400 theatres in Karnataka and in over 2,400 theatres across India. KGF was also the first Kannada movie to earn more than Rs 200 crore in box office earnings in less than a month. 

In the US, the film had remained in screens for more than three weeks and earned more than a $1 million. 

The trailer itself was released in five languages including Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.