Hombale Films

Hombale Films is an Indian film production company mainly known for the K.G.F franchise. It was founded by Vijay Kiragandur.[1]

Hombale Films
FoundedBengaluru, Karnataka, India in 2012
FounderVijay Kiragandur
Key people
Vijay Kiragandur
Chaluve Gowda
Digital marketing


Hombale Films was founded by Vijay Kiragandur, an entrepreneur from Bangalore. Hombale Films' first production endeavour was the Kannada film Ninnindale in 2014, starring Puneeth Rajkumar. Their next venture was Masterpiece, starring Yash, in 2015. Their third venture Raajakumara was directed by Santhosh Ananddram, and became the top grossing Kannada film at the time. It reportedly grossed more than Rs. 75 crores in the Karnataka box office and was an industry hit.[2]

Hombale Films' fourth film was K.G.F: Chapter 1 directed by Prashanth Neel of Ugramm fame. This film was released in five languages across India: Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. K.G.F: Chapter 1 was very successful at the box office, becoming the first Kannada film to enter the Rs. 200 crore club worldwide, and collected more than 250 crores.[3][4]

Hombale Films' next venture was Yuvarathnaa in 2021, which marked their third collaboration with Puneeth Rajkumar, and second collaboration with director Santhosh Ananddram. Yuvarathnaa released on 1 April 2021 in Kannada and Telugu, and was made available on Amazon Prime Video shortly after due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] Yuvarathnaa marked Hombale Films' first foray into music production, under the label Hombale Music.

Hombale Films' next film was K.G.F: Chapter 2 directed by Prashanth Neel, which is the sequel to K.G.F: Chapter 1, which was released in 2018. Yash reprised his lead role from the first film and Hindi actor Sanjay Dutt was the antagonist, marking his debut in Kannada. The film released on 14 April 2022 in 5 languages with extraordinary reports and collected more than ₹12 Billion from worldwide box-office.[6]

Upcoming filmsEdit


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Language Notes
2014 Ninnindale Jayanth C. Paranjee Kannada
2015 Masterpiece Manju Mandavya
2017 Raajakumara Santhosh Ananddram
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Prashanth Neel
2021 Yuvarathnaa Santhosh Ananddram
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 Prashanth Neel


Rishab Shetty
Raghavendra Stores  Santhosh Ananddram Completed
2023 Salaar   Prashanth Neel Telugu Filming
Tyson  Prithviraj Sukumaran Malayalam Announced
Bagheera   Dr. Suri Kannada Filming
Richard Anthony   Rakshith Shetty Announced
Dhoomam   Pawan Kumar Malayalam Announced.[14]


  1. ^ M V, Vivek (20 August 2021). "The rise and rise of Hombale Films". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ NewsKarnataka (16 June 2017). "Hombale Films: Taking Sandalwood to another level". NewsKarnataka. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. ^ "KGF: Chapter 2 - This Bollywood actor to boost box office collections of Yash starrer?". www.zeebiz.com. 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Yash's film KGF: Chapter 1 made Rs 250 crore at the box office worldwide and became a magnum-opus. Now, the makers are busy with pre-production work of KGF: Chapter 2.", indiatoday, 9 February 2019
  5. ^ "Puneet Rajkumar's next titled 'Yuvarathna' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Sanjay Dutt's return gift to fans on his 60th birthday: KGF Chapter 2 first look as Adheera". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  7. ^ "'Raghavendra Stores' will entertain audiences of all ages, says Jaggesh - The New Indian Express". www.newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  8. ^ "'lKantara is a realistic, rooted story albeit with elements of fantasy that I have personally felt: Rishab Shetty". Times of India. 21 November 2021.
  9. ^ "'Salaar' creates controversy, makers face backlash from fans". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Kannada actor Sriimurali's next film Bagheera, directed by Dr Suri, announced on actor's birthday - Entertainment News , Firstpost". 17 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Kannada actor Sriimurali's next film Bagheera, directed by Dr Suri, announced on actor's birthday - Entertainment News , Firstpost". 17 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Hombale Films signs Rakshit Shetty for their 10th film titled, Richard Anthony". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2021.
  13. ^ "KGF & SALAAR Fame Producer Hombale films signs Rakshit Shetty for their 10th film titled RICHARD ANTHONY". ANI NEWS. 13 July 2021. Archived from the original on 1 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Pawan Kumar to helm Fahadh Faasil's next backed by Hombale Films".

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