Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 15:28 IST

DYK this is India's most expensive film of 2024

According to reports, Kalki 2898 AD has a budget of Rs 600 crore, which is more than the combined budgets of recent hits like Salaar, Animal, and Dunki.

Kalki 2898 AD
Kalki 2898 AD | Image:IMDB

A wide range of diverse films, from tiny to large-scale productions, are in store for 2024. Among the most expensive Indian films ever produced, one stands out, and industry insiders are anticipating record-breaking box office success. Kalki 2898 AD, formerly known as Project K, directed by Nag Ashwin, is expected to be the most costly Indian film of 2024.

Kalki 2898 AD touts to be India’s most expensive film of 2024

Kalki 2898 AD has a budget of Rs 600 crore, according to trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan. This is more than the combined budgets of the recent hits Salaar (Rs 270 crore), Animal (Rs 100 crore), and Dunki (Rs 140 crore). In fact, Kalki 2898 AD has a bigger budget than other big movies from previous years like Brahmastra (Rs 400 crore) and Baahubali (Rs 250 crore).

Prabhas' look from Kalki 2898 AD


Reportedly, Kalki 2898 AD is the most expensive Indian film ever made, even more than Adipurush and RRR. However, according to some sources, Adipurush's budget was Rs 700 crore, so Kalki 2898 AD might come in second. The marketing expenses are included in Adipurush's final budget, though, and Nag Ashwin directorial might cross that mark when it comes out later this year.

Kalki 2898 AD expected to break box office records 

Kalki 2898 AD is without a doubt the most anticipated movie of 2024 given its scope and ensemble of stars. Experts in the industry predict it will smash box office records, especially in light of Prabhas' comeback with Salaar

Deepika Padukone's look from Kalki 2898 AD


In addition to breaking box office records in Telugu, the movie is predicted to perform well in Tamil and Hindi. This implies that, if everything goes according to plan, it could potentially surpass the Rs 1300 crore and Rs 1600 crore gross of RRR and Baahubali 2.

Industry insiders forecast that the movie will undoubtedly have one of the biggest openings in Indian cinema history, but everything else hinges on how well it does and how strong the word-of-mouth is. Although the release date for Kalki 2898 AD is still unknown, Nag Ashwin has disclosed that the trailer will be released on March 31, suggesting a summer release for the movie.


Published January 2nd, 2024 at 15:16 IST

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