Kalki 2898 AD: A Stellar Debut at the Box Office

Prabhas in Kalki 2898 AD
Preeti Bali / 6:20 am / July 1, 2024

The science fiction extravaganza, Kalki 2898 AD, directed by Nag Ashwin, has taken the box office by storm since its release on June 27th. Boasting a star-studded cast featuring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan, the film has already crossed the coveted milestone of Rs 500 crore at the global box office.

India Roars for Kalki

According to reports compiled by, Kalki 2898 AD’s domestic performance has been particularly impressive. The film raked in a staggering Rs 85 crore on Sunday, pushing its opening weekend total to a phenomenal Rs 302 crore within India. The Telugu version of the film emerged as the top performer, contributing a significant chunk to the overall collection.

Telugu Leads the Charge, Other Languages Follow Suit

By the end of its opening weekend, the Telugu version had amassed a collection of Rs 162.1 crore, showcasing the film’s strong regional appeal. Other language versions also performed well, with the Tamil version collecting Rs 18.3 crore, the Hindi version bringing in Rs 110.5 crore, the Malayalam version grossing Rs 9.7 crore, and the Kannada version collecting Rs 1.8 crore.

Record-Breaking Debut on the Global Stage

Kalki 2898 AD etched its name in box office history by becoming the third-highest opener in Indian cinema. The film garnered a massive Rs 191 crore globally on its opening day, surpassing the previous records set by powerhouses like KGF 2 (Rs 159 crore), Salaar (Rs 158 crore), Leo (Rs 142.75 crore), Saaho (Rs 130 crore), and Jawan (Rs 129 crore). While RRR still holds the crown for the highest Indian opener with Rs 223 crore, Kalki 2898 AD has firmly established itself among the elite.

A Dystopian Tale Rooted in Myth

The Telugu film, released in four other languages, draws inspiration from the epic Mahabharata. Set in a dystopian future, the story revolves around four pivotal characters: Sumathi (Deepika Padukone), a pregnant woman carrying the prophesied 10th avatar of Vishnu; Ashwatthama (Amitabh Bachchan), the immortal tasked with protecting the unborn child; Supreme Yaskin (Kamal Haasan), a ruthless villain seeking to eliminate the child; and Bhairava (Prabhas), a mercenary driven by money.

Fan Frenzy and Speculations of a Sequel

Kalki 2898 AD has captivated audiences, sparking theories and anticipation for a potential sequel. With its stellar cast, captivating narrative, and record-breaking performance, the film has undoubtedly cemented its place as a major cinematic success.


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