Sci-Fi Epic 'Kalki 2898 AD': All Set to Shatter New Records

Young Rebel Star Prabhas, Deepika Padukone starrer and Nag Ashwin directorial “Kalki 2898 AD” has been released in theatres with a lot of fan frenziness.
Sci-Fi Epic 'Kalki 2898 AD': All Set to Shatter New Records

Young Rebel Star Prabhas, Deepika Padukone starrer and Nag Ashwin directorial “Kalki 2898 AD” has been released in theatres with a lot of fan frenziness. Fans of Prabhas are thrilled as the much awaited film hit big screens today, June 27. The movie received blockbuster talk from its US Premieres and early shows. The release of “Kalki 2898 AD” sparks global excitement. Giant posters and fervent celebrations mark Klaki 2898 AD's arrival, igniting a wave of anticipation and enthusiasm among Prabhas admirers whom he lovingly calls 'Darlings.'

Science-fiction Story of 2898 AD

Prabhas and Nag Ashwin (The film is written and directed by Mahanati fame - Nag Ashwin) join forces for a period science-fiction film Kalki 2898 AD. The film's ensemble cast includes Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan. Amitabh Bachchan plays Ashwatthama, an immortal character from ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata.” Kamal Haasan plays the antagonist, Supreme Yaskin.

This ambitious project, blending elements of mythology and science fiction, promises a unique cinematic experience. Headlined by Prabhas alongside stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan portraying Ashwatthama, the film unfolds in the futuristic realm of Kasi in 2898 AD. It traces the narrative leading to the emergence of Kalki, a superhero inspired by Vishnu's 10th avatar. In Hindu mythology, Kalki is the 10th and final incarnation of the god Vishnu who appears in order to end the Kali Yuga, the darkest period in mankind’s history. 

Film Carried Massive Buzz

The film carried massive pre-release buzz resulting in huge advance bookings. The film's pre-sales crossed Rs 100 Crore Gross on its opening day including whopping revenue from the US Premieres. From Telugu-speaking states to corners across India and beyond, enthusiasts are showering love on Kalki 2898 AD. Social media platforms are abuzz with jubilant posts and celebratory images from fans.

Rs 600 Cr Budget Movies Ignite Curiosity

With a reported budget of approximately Rs 600 crore and a runtime of 181 minutes, Kalki 2898 AD released in multiple languages including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. Despite a quieter promotional run compared to recent blockbusters like RRR, teasers, trailers, and behind-the-scenes glimpses managed to ignite curiosity among cinema fans.

Plot of the Movie

Going into the movie's plot, Supreme Yaskin (Kamal Haasan) runs the world, Complex, which is for the elite. The other world is full of poverty and slaves that are starving for food. His lieutenant Commander Manas (Saswata Chatterjee) is running a lab for fertile women and experiments on their foetus. Sumati (Deepika Padukone) is the only pregnant woman who survives and escapes from the lab. She is rescued by the Shambala people who are rebels. Sumati is believed to be carrying God in her womb. She is protected by Ashwathama (Amitabh). The only ambition of Bhairava (Prabhas) is to become rich to live in Complex. He decides to bring back Sumati to evil people for bounty.

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