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Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Garners Rs 8 Crore on Opening Day

The countdown has begun for one of the month’s most eagerly awaited cinematic ventures, ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ with its advance booking now officially open. This futuristic sci-fi epic, directed by Nag Ashwin, has already witnessed an overwhelming surge in response, substantiating the immense anticipation surrounding it.

The film, which boasts a star-studded cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani, is set to hit the big screens on June 27. According to initial reports, Kalki 2898 AD has already minted a whopping Rs 8 crore through advance bookings on its opening day alone. This significant achievement reflects the high expectations and curiosity from fans eager to watch their favorite stars unite on screen.

The film’s early success story unfolds with Sacnilk.com reporting that it has sold an impressive 265,035 tickets for 1,726 shows. In the Telugu-speaking regions alone, the film has garnered around Rs 7.7 crore across various formats including 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D. The Hindi belt, although not as high, reported the sale of 13,833 tickets for 1,738 shows, accumulating a total of ₹43.6 lakh in the same formats. As advance bookings continue to pour in, this Deepika Padukone starrer has so far earned an additional Rs 5.12 lakh gross.

Breaking down the numbers further, the film collected Rs 23,300 in the Kannada belt and a minor Rs 300 in the Malayalam belt. These figures present a comprehensive picture of the film’s widespread appeal across different regions, manifesting its far-reaching impact even before its official release.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is no ordinary film; it’s an ambitious project that combines elements of mythology and science fiction, set far into the future. This multilingual spectacle is produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, a name synonymous with grand scale and high production values.

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. The film’s unique storyline and the star power driving it have helped secure its place as one of the most talked-about projects this year.

The trailer of ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ released to much fanfare, provides a glimpse of what audiences can expect. It showcases Amitabh Bachchan as the enigmatic Ashwatthama, bringing a blend of intensity and charisma to the role. Kamal Haasan, completely transformed for his part, presents a character that is both intriguing and unrecognizable, adding layers to the cinematic experience. Prabhas also dominates the trailer, captivating viewers with his power-packed action sequences and his unique rapport with a futuristic vehicle and his character’s best friend, ‘Bujji.’ Meanwhile, Disha Patani shines with her highly choreographed action sequences, indicating a ‘naya yug’ (new era) on the horizon and an impending battle that serves as the film’s central theme.

Reflecting on his experience with the film, Amitabh Bachchan shared intriguing insights at a grand event organized by the makers in Mumbai. The event saw the presence of major stars, including Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Rana Daggubati, adding to the buzz. Big B spoke about his initial reaction to the script and his journey while working on this unique project. He appreciated Nag Ashwin’s visionary direction and concept, recounting how Ashwin initially pitched the idea with passionate fervor.

“After Nagi left post-explaining the concept of Kalki 2898 AD, I couldn’t help but think, what on earth is Nagi consuming to think of something so outlandish? The visuals and the story are beyond imagination. To conceive a project that extends so far into the future is truly mind-blowing,” said Amitabh.

He added, “Despite the grandiose ideas, Nagi managed to gather all the necessary materials and effects to precisely match his vision. Working on Kalki 2898 AD has been an unforgettable experience, an outstanding journey that I will always hold dear.”

This blend of futuristic vision, exceptional talent, and meticulous direction underscores why ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ has managed to stir such significant excitement and curiosity among audiences. As the release date approaches, the advance booking figures only hint at an even more remarkable box office performance, affirming the film’s place as a standout blockbuster of the year.