The long-delayed Indian sci-fi epic titled “Project K,” has been revealed as “Kalki 2898 AD” at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con, along with a teaser.
The film is directed by Nag Ashwin (“Mahanati”) and produced by C. Aswani Dutt’s Vyjayanthi Films. It stars Indian A-listers Prabhas (the Baahubali franchise of “RRR” director S.S. Rajamouli); Deepika Padukone, star of ‘Pathaan’, the biggest Hindi hit of the year so far; Amitabh Bachchan, who stars in 2022’s “Uunchai” and “Brahmastra Part One: Shiva”; Kamal Haasan who starred in and produced “Vikram”, one of the biggest hits of 2022 and has “Indian 2” in the works; and Disha Patani, who was last seen in “Ek Villain Returns” (2022).
In Hindu mythology, Kalki is the tenth and final incarnation of God Vishnu who appears to end Kali Yuga, the darkest period in human history. A teaser “Kalki 2898 AD” declares, “When darkness takes hold of the world, a new power will arise”, paving the way for Prabha.
While the film’s budget has not been revealed, diverse He realizes that it is in the region of $75 million, which would make it one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.
Spirit Media has stepped up ‘Baahubali’ star Rana Daggubati to the film as an international marketing and distribution partner. Spirit revealed several other projects at San Diego Comic-Con.
‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is set to be released worldwide on 12th January 2024 in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and English.
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