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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 15:01 IST

Prabhas' Kalki 2898 AD an interplanetary film? Director Nag Ashwin answers

Nag Ashwin was recently questioned about the possibility of an interplanetary plot in the film Kalki 2898 AD. Responding to it, he made some revelations.

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Kalki 2898 AD by Nag Ashwin is one of the most anticipated movies of 2024. The film was reported to be a one-of-a-kind mythological sci-fi dystopian movie starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, and Amitabh Bachchan, among others. Recently, during IIT Bombay’s Tech Fest ’23, director Nag Ashwin opened up about the movie and shared some details regarding the film's futuristic world.

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What did Nag Ashwin say about his film Kalki 2892 AD?

During the fest, director Nag Ashwin was questioned about the possibility of an interplanetary plot in the film. Responding to the question, he said that the entire narrative of Kalki 2989 AD unfolds on Earth and nowhere else. When asked why the central character and the film were named Kalki, who is believed to be the 10th and final incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, Ashwin stated that he chose it because it is a powerful name. "It is something connected to our present and past. That’s what the story is," he said.

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Kalki is envisioned in Hindu scriptures as the figure destined to bring an end to the Kali Yuga, one of the four stages in Vaishnava cosmology's cyclical nature of existence.

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What is the narrative of Kalki 2989 AD?

During the same event, Nag Ashwin talked about the integration of mythology in a sci-fi narrative. He said, "It’s interesting and a lot of fun to put together. About Ramayana and Mahabharata, we constantly say how the weapons mentioned in them were so powerful and how they were derived from some force of nature. They were described very well. If you read them, they all feel like technology. So, what I have done is mix that with what we understand as modern weapons. It’s fun and interesting," he said. Meanwhile, Kalki 2898 AD is scheduled to be released in theatres in the late 2024.

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 15:01 IST

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