Kalki 2898 AD’ Nears Rs 1000 Crore Globally

In India, the film, which stars cinema titans like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone, is racing towards Rs 1000 crore…reports Asian Lite News

The recently released film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is inching closer to Rs 1,000 crore at the global box office.

On Day 10 of its release, the film witnessed a 106 per cent increase in its collections, earning Rs 34.45 crore at the domestic box office. In the Telugu territory, it collected Rs 11 crore.

It also witnessed a shift in its box-office trend, with the Telugu territory taking a back seat as the Hindi territory raked in Rs 18.5 crore, according to industry tracker Sacnilk.

In India, the film, which stars cinema titans like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone, is racing towards Rs 1000 crore.

Its India net collection now stands at Rs 466 crore, with worldwide collections amounting to Rs 709 crore.

The occupancy for its morning 3D shows is higher in Telugu than in Hindi, with occupancy rates at 32.62 per cent and 21.79 per cent, respectively. For night 3D shows, Telugu occupancy is at 74.77 per cent, while Hindi is at 58.80 per cent.

The film continues its dream run at the box office despite the new release of ‘Kill’, which managed to earn Rs 1.25 crore on its opening day.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ has surpassed many films in its 10-day box office earnings, including ‘Pathan’, ‘Salaar’, ‘Saaho’, ‘Dangal’, and ‘Bahubali’.

Next in its sights is the Sunny Deol-starrer ‘Gadar 2’, which earned a total of Rs. 525 crore in the country.

Given its current performance, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is expected to surpass ‘Gadar 2’ in 3-4 days.

Mrunal Thakur in Awe of Amitabh Bachchan’s Performance

Actress Mrunal Thakur has heaped praise on the team behind ‘Kalki 2898 AD’.

The actress lauded megastar Amitabh Bachchan as a true “Shahenshah”, described Kamal Haasan as “incredible”, and expressed admiration for Deepika Padukone’s presence on screen.

Mrunal, who made a special appearance in the film, took to Instagram and shared a series of pictures, including the film’s poster and scenes from the dubbing session.

In her caption, she wrote: “WHAT A FILM !!! Absolutely blown away by the visuals of #Kalki2898AD. The entire team has done a stellar job on this film!! From the cast to the sets, to the music, to the VFX, the costumes – everything is just so well done!”

The actress particularly praised filmmaker Nag Ashwin for his visionary direction.

“@nag_ashwin Garu hats off to you for your vision and for bringing this masterpiece to life,” she expressed.

Mrunal went on to praise Amitabh Bachchan’s performance as Ashwathama.

“@amitabhbachchan Sir you truly are the Shahenshah!!! Your performance as Ashwathama is just phenomenal, I’m still in awe with how you commanded each scene!!!” she added.

Addressing Deepika Padukone, she remarked, “@deepikapadukone you’ve brought Sumati to life with such grace and I loveee your presence on screen, you’ve done such a fab job.”

Reflecting on Prabhas’ portrayal of Bhairava in the film, she said: “@actorprabhas garu where to even begin, you’ve really knocked it out of the park! Love every aspect of your role and the finesse with which you played Bhairava. My favourite part is your dynamic and bond with Bujji @keerthysureshofficial, it’s waaaay too cute. I loved it.”

Speaking about Kamal Haasan, she said: “@ikamalhaasan sir you’re just INCREDIBLE and I’m eagerly waiting for part 2.”

The actress concluded by celebrating the film’s global success, “It’s so heartwarming to see one of our films make waves on the global front, @vyjayanthimovies @swapnacinema @swapnaduttchalasani @priyankacdutt and #AshwiniDutt sir, congrats on this masterpiece and @nag_ashwin Garu l’m so glad to be a small part of this majestic and glorious universe!”

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is approaching the Rs 1000- crore mark globally.

Regarding Mrunal’s upcoming projects, she will be seen in ‘Pooja Meri Jaan’ alongside Huma Qureshi and Vijay Raaz. The film revolves around a girl named Pooja who is being stalked.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Part 2 to Have Epic Battles

Director Nag Ashwin, whose recent film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is dominating the box office, has revealed that the second part of the film will feature an epic face-off between Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. Set in a dystopian future, the film follows Bhairava (Prabhas), a powerful warrior with mysterious origins, reports Variety.

As he navigates a world ravaged by war and environmental destruction, Bhairava becomes entangled in an ancient prophecy. Amitabh Bachchan plays Ashwatthama, an immortal being from the era of the Indian mythological epic ‘Mahabharata’, while Deepika Padukone portrays Sumathi, a character pregnant with the unborn Kalki, an avatar of Vishnu. Kamal Haasan takes on the role of the antagonist, Supreme Yaskin.

According to Variety, the film blends elements of Indian mythology with futuristic technology, culminating in epic battles that span both the physical and spiritual realms.

While ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ ends with the promise of a larger cinematic universe, Ashwin clarified that the immediate focus is on Part 2.

Nag Ashwin told Variety: “We shot about 25 or 30 days, but there’s a lot of action still left. It’s almost like a whole new production that’s going to start.”

“Every loose end or thread that we left hanging has to be wrapped up. Obviously, the most important thing will be the face-off between these three, which will be between Yaskin, who can now wield the Gandiva, which is thought to be the most powerful weapon, versus Karna and Ashwatthama, who are the most fearsome warriors,” he added.

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