Kalki 2898 AD Director Nag Ashwin
Kalki 2898 AD Director Nag Ashwin on Prabhas’ Starrer(Photo Credit –IMDb/wikimedia)

Kalki 2898 AD, aka Project K, is one of the biggest releases of 2024. The science fiction dystopian film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone and Disha Patani. The Nag Ashwin directorial has caused a lot of excitement ever since the first look and teaser were dropped last year.

Ever since Kalki 2898 AD first glimpse was released, fans of the actors and moviegoers have been wondering exactly what the film’s plot is. Now, director Nag Ashwin has shared insightful details and the story’s connection to Mahabharat. He also stated that he doesn’t want his film to resemble Blade Runner.

During the Synapse 2024 event in Gurgaon, the director shared, “The film starts with Mahabharat and ends in 2898 AD. It spans 6000 years in time. We tried to create worlds, imagining what they would be like while still keeping it Indian, not making it look like Blade Runner. The film begins 6000 years behind 2898 AD is 3102 BC, which is when the last avatar of Krishna is believed to have passed.”

Further, Nag Ashwin cleared that he hasn’t used Open AI’s Soras for his movie. The Mahanati directed revealed that they have built many sets, exemplary designs and vehicles for the Prabhas starrer. They spent a lot of time in the process of ideating, conceptualising, and making the machinery the way they desired for the film.

Check out the teaser below:

Kalki 2898 AD was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. Prabhas will play Kalki, considered the last avatar of Lord Vishnu, as per Hindu mythology. As per the reports, Amitabh Bachchan will play Ashwathama, and Kamal Haasan will portray Kali in Ashwin’s sci-fi thriller. The details about Deepika Padukone’s character are under wraps.

The film is cited as the most expensive Indian film ever made so far. Djordje Stojiljkovic is the cinematopgrager and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is the editor of the film. Santhosh Narayanan has worked as a music composer. Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, Project K, aka Kalki 2898 – AD is slated to release on the big screen on May 9, 2024.

Are you excited to see Prabhas and Deepika together on the big screen? What do you think about the film’s plot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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