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Kalki 2898 AD Premieres to Rousing Reception: Critics and Fans Hail Sci-Fi Spectacle

Kalki 2898 AD
Preeti Bali / 6:06 am / June 27, 2024

The wait is over! Reviews for the highly anticipated sci-fi epic Kalki 2898 AD, starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan, have begun to surface, and the initial response is overwhelmingly positive.

A Modern Savior Takes Center Stage

Directed by Nag Ashwin, Kalki 2898 AD presents a futuristic vision where a new incarnation of Lord Vishnu descends upon Earth to combat the forces of darkness. The film’s grand premiere took place in a US theater, and early reports suggest a thunderous audience reaction, with fans particularly enthralled by Prabhas’ introductory scene.

Praise for Visuals, Story, and Performances

Taking to social media after the premiere, viewers expressed their excitement. One user lauded the film’s visuals and narrative foundation, calling them “unprecedented in Indian cinema” and “engrossing.” Another declared that the first 30 minutes confirmed Kalki 2898 AD as a “historic” achievement for both Prabhas and director Nag Ashwin. A third enthusiastic viewer proclaimed the film’s opening half to be a guaranteed blockbuster.

Spectacular Sci-Fi with Familiar Elements

An international film critic offered their perspective, describing Kalki 2898 AD as a “visually stunning sci-fi experience” reminiscent of classic films like Blade Runner and Mad Max. They further highlighted the epic showdown between Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan, along with the captivating performances by Deepika Padukone and Disha Patani.

Box Office Bonanza on the Horizon

Kalki 2898 AD has already generated immense pre-release buzz, evidenced by over 1.9 million tickets sold across all languages in India alone. Experts predict the film to shatter box office records, with domestic opening day earnings projected to exceed ₹100 crore. Global collections could potentially reach a staggering ₹200 crore mark.

Telugu Market Leads the Charge

According to a report by Sacnilk.com, Telugu audiences are driving the pre-release fervor. The film has secured over 1.5 million tickets in the Telugu language alone, translating to over ₹50 crore in advance bookings. This early success suggests a potentially historic opening for Kalki 2898 AD.

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