Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming sci-fi movie Kalki 2898 AD “Kalki 2898 AD” (directed by Nag Ashwin) is generating massive buzz, and here’s everything you need to know!

Stellar Cast

Serving as the 1st instalment of the planned Kalki Cinematic Universe, the film boasts a stellar cast including:

  • Prabhas
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Kamal Haasan
  • Dulquer Salmaan
  • Disha Patani
  • Among other renowned actors!

What Is Kalki 2989 AD About?

Produced by C. Aswani Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies, the movie was primarily shot in Telugu, with certain scenes later reshot in Hindi. Drawing inspiration from Hindu scriptures, the narrative unfolds in a post-apocalyptic setting, specifically in the year 2898 AD.

While the exact plot details are kept tightly under wraps, the movie is inspired by Indian mythology and is set in a post-apocalyptic world in 2898 AD.

Fun Fact: As per Hindu mythology, Kalki will be the 10th and final incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who’ll take an avatar to save mankind in the gravest hour of Kali Yug (aka the age of darkness).

Synopsis: In a dystopian future, society is on the brink of collapse, ruled by corrupt powers exploiting technology and religion. A mysterious figure emerges, believed by some to be the prophesized warrior destined to overthrow the tyrants and restore balance. As he gathers followers, his quest becomes a symbol of hope for the oppressed, challenging the very fabric of the corrupt regime.

Five reasons why Kalki 2898 AD is highly-anticipated

“Kalki 2898 AD” is set to become this year’s most significant cinematic event, and here are 5 reasons why anticipation is running high.

1. The film is directed by Nag Ashwin, marking his venture into the sci-fi realm, following his lauded work on “Mahanati”.

2. It features an all-star cast, including Prabhas in the lead role, veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, who was India’s top-paid actress last year, and multiple National Award-winner, Tamil actor Kamal Haasan.

3. It is produced by Vyjayanthi Films, a production house with a storied history, having delivered hits like “Sita Ramam” (2023), “Agni Parvatam” (1985), and “Indra” (2002). This legacy of excellence is a promising indicator of the film’s success.

4. Kalki 2898 AD is the first Indian film to be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con, a major milestone at one of the world’s leading pop culture conventions.

5. The film intriguingly combines Hindu mythology with dystopian science fiction. With a title alluding to the Hindu prophecy of Kalki, the 10th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the movie promises to deliver an epic narrative centred on the classic ‘chosen one’ theme often found in sci-fi epics.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Is Said to Be India’s Most Expensive Film

The movie Kalki 2898 AD seems to be heavily influenced by Dune, especially from what we’ve seen in the teasers and posters.

It’s described as a mix of sci-fi and Hindu mythology and is said to be the most expensive Indian movie ever made, costing $75 million, aiming for massive scale with mythology-inspired narrative and VFX-heavy visuals to appeal to Western audiences.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ will be released very soon in Mauritius. Stay tuned on for updates on movie schedules.

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