praises ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ as it opens to a blockbuster ₹191.5 Cr Rajinikanth worldwide

Nag Ashwin’s much-anticipated film, “Kalki 2898 AD,” has taken the global box office by storm, grossing ₹191.5 crore on its opening day. 

| Updated: 29 June, 2024 5:58 pm IST
Nag Ashwin's much-anticipated film, "Kalki 2898 AD," has taken the global box office by storm, grossing ₹191.5 crore on its opening day.
Nag Ashwin's much-anticipated film, "Kalki 2898 AD," has taken the global box office by storm, grossing ₹191.5 crore on its opening day.

NEW DELHI: Nag Ashwin’s much-anticipated film, “Kalki 2898 AD,” has taken the global box office by storm, grossing ₹191.5 crore on its opening day.

Featuring a stellar cast including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Disha Patani, Saswata Chatterjee, and Shobhana, the film has captured the audience’s imagination and received rave reviews from critics and industry veterans alike.

Veteran actor Rajinikanth took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to express his admiration for the film. “Watched Kalki. WOW! What an epic movie! Director @nagashwin7 has taken Indian cinema to a different level. Hearty congratulations to my dear friend @AswiniDutt @SrBachchan @PrabhasRaju @ikamalhaasan @deepikapadukone and the team of Kalki 2898 AD. Eagerly awaiting Part 2. God bless,” he tweeted.

In response, director Nag Ashwin tweeted back, “Sir… speechless… blessed… from our whole team .

Another veteran actor, Nagarjuna, also shared his thoughts on the film via X. “Congratulations to the team of super duper Kalki 2898 AD!! Naagi you took us to another time and another place, entwining fiction with mythology and history so effortlessly!! Amith Ji, the original mass hero Sir, you are on fire can’t wait to see Kamalji in the sequel, did not get enough of him! Prabhas you did it all over again!! Deepika ji you look so ethereal and convincing as the divine mother!! And the rest of the team. Ashwini Dutt Garu, dear sweety and Swapna, God bless you! Indian cinema has done it again!! (sic).”

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“Kalki 2898 AD,” previously known as “Project K,” is a post-apocalyptic film inspired by Hindu scriptures and set in the year 2898 AD. With a reported budget of ₹600 crore, it is one of the most expensive films ever made in Indian cinema. The film’s opening has set a high bar, grossing ₹191.5 crore worldwide on its first day across all languages. According to a report by Sacnilk, the film continued its strong performance, adding ₹54 crore on its second day, bringing the total India net collection to ₹149.3 crore.

The film has sparked a wave of excitement among fans and critics, with Rajinikanth and Nagarjuna’s endorsements adding to the buzz. The anticipation for a sequel is already high, promising a bright future for the “Kalki 2898 AD” franchise.

Nag Ashwin’s “Kalki 2898 AD” is a landmark achievement in Indian cinema, blending science fiction with mythology in a way that has captivated audiences worldwide. With its record-breaking opening and widespread acclaim, the film sets a new standard for epic storytelling in Indian cinema.

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