Journalist Anand Ingalagi’s book El-Dorado, that detailed events at the Kolar Gold Fields between 1951 and present day, has been banned by the Government of India and all published copies burnt. However, a television news channel procures a copy and interviews him circling the events.
Ingalagi narrates that an ore of gold was discovered by commissioned government officials in the southern part of India’s Mysore State (in present-day Kolar district, Karnataka) in 1951. Raja Krishnappa “Rocky” Bairya is also born on the day of the discovery in the Mysore region, to a poor and widowed woman. Discerning the increasing demand for gold by the Cold War belligerents, Suryavardhan, one of the workers that accompanied the officials, deceitfully sets up a company, Narachi, in that land, bought for a lease of 99 years on the pretext of mining limestone. He has five associates, all of who operate away from KGF: Kamal, the son of a former associate; Rajendra Desai, the father of Reena, Kamal’s fiancé; Andrews, who oversees operations in the Konkan and Malabar Coasts; Guru Pandian, a powerful politician and president of the DYSS party; and brother Adheera. However, each of them have their eyes on the mines. Andrews’ underboss Shetty is a gold smuggler in Bombay, the city that also has another smuggler, Dubai-based Inayat Khalil’s eyes set on.
Rocky arrives in Bombay as a ten-year-old on a quest for power and wealth as desired by his dying mother and begins to work for Shetty. He becomes Shetty’s henchman later and oversees the arrival of gold bars from Africa to the Bombay coast with an iron fist, and soon rises in strength and power rivaling that of Shetty’s. This attracts Andrews who offers him Bombay in return for assassinating Garuda, the elder son of Suryavardhan, who was seen to inherit KGF after his paralysed father’s passing. Rocky accepts the offer and heads to Bangalore where an event is staged for the purpose. Once there, he witnesses the authority and power that Garuda commands and has the attempt averted.
Starring: Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Anant Nag, Vasishta N. Simha,