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Fans dissect Kalki 2898 AD trailer and find shades of many Hollywood films

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Fans dissect Kalki 2898 AD trailer and find shades of many Hollywood films

The highly anticipated trailer for Nag Ashwin's "Kalki 2898 AD," released on June 9th, has sent fans into a frenzy, showcasing a visually stunning and ambitious epic that brings together some of India's biggest stars. Starring Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Deepika Padukone, the film boasts a massive ₹600 crore budget, making it the most expensive Indian film to date.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the year 2898 AD, "Kalki 2898 AD" is inspired by Hindu scriptures and centers on Kalki, the 10th avatar of Vishnu. The trailer, viewed over 1 crore times in just 14 hours, has sparked numerous comparisons to acclaimed Hollywood blockbusters like "The Mandalorian", "The Golden Child', "Dune," "Star Wars," "The Lord of the Rings," "Black Panther," and "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Netizens have pointed out striking similarities between Amitabh Bachchan's character, Ashwatthama, and Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road." Both characters are hardened warriors defying the odds to protect their people. The trailer also showcases Ashwatthama fiercely defending Deepika Padukone's unborn child, drawing parallels to Furiosa's valiant efforts to save the pregnant Splendid Angharad and other women in "Fury Road."

Fans dissect Kalki 2898 AD trailer and find shades of many Hollywood films

The film's arid desert aesthetic, epic explosions, and battle scenes have also evoked comparisons to "Dune," with fans praising the ambitious scale and costume design.

Despite the comparisons, fans are universally impressed by Nag Ashwin's vision, praising his audacity to tackle a project of such magnitude. One user commented, "Trailer of Kalki felt like a mixture of Dune, Mad Max, Star Wars, etc. The only positive from the trailer is Bachchan Sahab. Hopefully Nag Ashwin will prove us wrong." Another expressed their excitement, saying, "World-class is a small word, Kalki is going to be the path-breaking movie of Indian cinema."

In a recent interview, Prabhas confirmed the film's ambition to reach an international audience, stating, "The whole film is made for international audiences. That’s why it’s the highest budget, and we’ve got the best actors in the country." He also expressed his gratitude for the growing recognition he has received as a "pan-Indian" star.

With its epic scope, star-studded cast, and ambitious vision, "Kalki 2898 AD" has already generated immense excitement among fans. The film promises to be a game-changer for Indian cinema, potentially pushing boundaries and captivating audiences worldwide.

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