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Kalki 2898 AD Trailer: A Star-Studded Mythological Epic


Bollywood  •  11 Jun, 2024  •  5,128 Views  •  ⭐ 2.2

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Anticipation is reaching a fever pitch among film enthusiasts as the trailer for the highly awaited movie "Kalki 2898 AD" has finally been unveiled. This cinematic marvel, crafted by the talented Nag Ashwin, boasts an ensemble cast featuring the likes of Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Deepika Padukone. The trailer's release has ignited a wave of excitement and speculation, with fans eagerly discussing every detail of this groundbreaking project.

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A Glimpse into Kalki 2898 AD

Released on June 9, the trailer for "Kalki 2898 AD" has captivated audiences with its blend of star power and intriguing storyline. The film, inspired by Hindu mythology, is set in a dystopian future, specifically the year 2898 AD. With a staggering budget of ₹600 crore, it has earned the distinction of being the most expensive Indian film ever produced. Originally slated for a May 9 release, the film's premiere was postponed due to the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, and it is now set to debut worldwide on June 27.
"Kalki 2898 AD" takes viewers on an epic journey that spans millennia, from the era of the Mahabharata in 3102 BC to a distant, futuristic landscape. The narrative centres on Kalki, the tenth avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu, exploring themes of rebirth, destiny, and the eternal battle between good and evil. The film's setting in the mythical and dystopian city of Varanasi adds a rich, cultural backdrop that enhances its epic scope.

Fans' Enthusiastic Response

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The trailer's impact was immediate, garnering over 10 million views within just 14 hours of its release. Fans have been effusive in their praise, with many admitting to watching it multiple times. Social media platforms were abuzz with reactions, as viewers expressed their excitement and admiration for the film's visuals and the star-studded cast.
One YouTube user remarked on its uniqueness in the annals of Indian cinema, writing, “They are not beating the bush here and there; this is something unique in Indian Cinema history.” Another user highlighted the formidable trio of Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, and Amitabh Bachchan, stating, “Kamal Hassan + Prabhas + Amitabh Bachchan = Deadly trio.” The impressive visual effects and Kamal Haasan's transformative performance have also drawn significant acclaim. Comments like “Omg Kamal Hassan Transformation killed it,” and “The best VFX in Indian film industries have ever created,” reflect the high expectations and excitement surrounding the film.

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Star-Studded Salaries

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A significant portion of the film's ₹600-crore budget is dedicated to compensating its star-studded cast. According to Pinkvilla, Prabhas, the leading man, commanded a hefty fee of ₹150 crore. Amitabh Bachchan, a legend in Bollywood, received ₹18 crore for his role in the film. Kamal Haasan, often referred to as the ‘Universal Hero,’ earned ₹20 crore. Deepika Padukone, another pivotal figure in the film, was compensated with ₹20 crore. This substantial investment in the cast underscores the film's ambition and the high stakes involved in its production.

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