His Angry Young Man Avatar and swag made 80's iconic until some bad masala action films damaged the genre completely.
Even today, his Deewar, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Coolie, Hum, Agneepath films boost of a certain distinctive image and as lead of those films, he carried a swag like no one else.
Prasanth Neel seems to be bringing back that in his own style with Yash's KGF Chapter 2. The caption for the film is Re-building an Empire and Rocky works with all the labourers there, in his own way.
Visually, this represents Rocky as a guy with who never discriminates himself from other workers of KGF even though he is different from all of them.
Well, if the film really takes the opportunity to tell the story on even bigger scale and also improves on first film's writing, it could be the biggest event film, after Baahubali-2 in Indian Cinema History from South Indian Cinema.