Rocky Bhai has become an iconic figure in films, and since both the films have been superhits, there is wide viewership, obviously. While the film shows a larger-than-life Rocky Bhai using a hammer to attack his rivals, it looks like criminals in real life are using the same modus operandi to do away with their rivals.
In the first week of May, two such incidents occurred in Abdullapurmet and Meerpet, where the killers used hammers to bludgeon the victims to death. In the Abdullapurmet double murder case, the prime suspect K Srinivasa Rao allegedly used a hammer to attack his wife and her lover Yashwanth, and both of them died on the spot.
In Meerpet, B Swetha Reddy from Prashanthi Hills killed her paramour M Yashma Kumar by hitting him with a hammer with the help of her friends K Ashok and K Karthik. The police who are investigating the cases say that KGF is surely having an impact on the minds of people.
While there is no direct proof that people do get inspired or instigated by what is shown in films, scenes of violence in films and serials do impact those with a criminal bent of mind. In fact, those already contemplating criminal activities seem to be inspired by such scenes and repeat them offscreen.
The police also added that there are films that positively impact the audiences. It is, however not clear if the culprits in both murder cases were inspired by KGF.