The moment that Deepika Padukone’s fans have been eagerly anticipating has arrived as the much-awaited teaser of her upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Kalki 2898 AD,” is finally unveiled. This grand revelation took place at the esteemed San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, offering audiences a tantalizing glimpse into a dystopian world shrouded in darkness. Directed by Nag Ashwin, this cinematic extravaganza stars the powerhouse trio of Indian cinema – Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Amitabh Bachchan, along with the iconic Kamal Haasan. The star-studded ensemble has set expectations soaring for what promises to be an epic cinematic experience.
In the gripping teaser, a text appears on the screen, foretelling a formidable force rising to combat the darkness that has gripped the world. As Prabhas and his squad prepare to take on this ominous threat, audiences are eagerly anticipating the breathtaking spectacle that the film promises to deliver.
During the Comic-Con event, Vyjayanthi Movies, the production house behind the film, shared visuals of the teaser release. Prabhas and Kamal Haasan were part of the panel, while Amitabh Bachchan joined the event via video call. A delightful moment was witnessed when Prabhas had a mini-reunion with his co-star Rana Daggubati, who was present at the event. Interestingly, Rana Daggubati’s company Spirit Media serves as the international marketing and distribution partner for “Kalki 2898 AD.”
Earlier, the makers had treated fans to first-look posters of the lead stars – Prabhas and Deepika Padukone. Prabhas’ striking look, featuring him in armor with his hair tied up in a man-bun, exudes power and charisma. The actor took to social media to share the poster and reveal that the film, initially known as “Project K,” had been renamed “Kalki 2898 AD.”
While the anticipation surrounding the film has reached new heights, Deepika Padukone, a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in the US, chose to miss the Comic-Con event in solidarity with the association’s ongoing strike.
The response from fans and critics alike has been overwhelmingly positive. Enthralled by the stunning visuals and the impressive star cast, fans took to Twitter to express their excitement. One user exclaimed, “#ProjectKGlimpse elevation very excellent,” while another tweet praised the teaser’s impact, stating, “Every shot and every frame [gave me] goosebumps.”
“Kalki 2898 AD” promises to be a milestone in Indian cinema, with its ambitious vision of creating a futuristic dystopia filled with awe-inspiring technology and thrilling action sequences. As the release date draws nearer, expectations are running high, and fans eagerly await the film’s arrival to witness the battle between darkness and the force that will rise to challenge it.