‘Kalki 2898 AD’ trailer is merely the tip of the iceberg, says Nag Ashwin

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By South First Desk

Jun 11, 2024

Filmmaker Nag Ashwin describes his highly anticipated pan-India film, Kalki 2898 AD, as a fusion of Indian mythology and science fiction.

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Formerly known as Project K, the multilingual, big-budget sci-fi film features Prabhas, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Disha Patani.

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The trailer for Kalki 2898 AD was released on 10 June evening across social media platforms in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and English.

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Filled with references to a “naya yug” (new era) and an impending battle, the trailer reveals that the director has loosely reimagined the Mahabharata through a futuristic lens.

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“From our producers and star cast to the brilliant creative minds and the entire crew of Kalki 2898 AD, each person has poured their heart and soul into this film,” Nag Ashwin shared.

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“We hope the trailer makes the Telugu audience and the entire nation proud, leaving them excited for what’s to come,” he added.

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Kalki 2898 AD trailer was met with mixed reactions on social media. While many lauded the action sequences and visual effects, some noted similarities with Dune: Part Two (2024).

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Also featuring Saswata Chatterjee, Brahmanandam, Pasupathy, Anna Ben, Shobana, and Rajendra Prasad, among others, Kalki 2898 AD is set to be released on June 27.

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