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Kalki 2898 AD: How Nag Ashwin film completes Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram

In Kalki 2898 AD, Kamal Haasan plays Supreme Yaskin, the primary antagonist in the film. Find out how the film has a strange connection with Dasavathaaram

Kalki 2898 AD: How Nag Ashwin film completes Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram
Kamal in Dasavathaaram and Kalki 2898 AD

Last Updated: 03.09 PM, Jun 29, 2024


Kalki 2898 AD has finally hit theatres. With the film getting positive responses from all corners, the Nag Ashwin directorial has left no stone unturned to present magnificence in every frame of the film. Starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and others, the film’s main antagonist is played by Kamal Haasan.

Kamal Haasan plays the Supreme Yaskin, a god-like supreme power who is greedy for immortality and wants to get hold of a serum that can give him an endless lifetime. While that being said, Kalki 2898 AD, also in a strange way, completes the actor’s 2008 epic action drama Dasavathaaram. Want to know how? Read further.

How Kalki 2898 AD completes Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram?


For the uninitiated, Kamal Haasan starred in the 2008 Tamil film Dasavathaaram, in which he played 10 different characters with distinct appearances. The title refers to the Hindu deity Vishnu’s 10 reincarnations. With 9 avatars already said to have been taken, as per Hindu mythology, the 10th avatar, Kalki, is supposed to appear during the end of Kali Yug era.

However, it is interesting to note that, in a cinematic twist, Kamal Haasan, who stars in Kalki 2898 AD, which is supposed to be about the final reincarnation of Vishnu, has completed the cycle by being part of the Nag Ashwin film.

Where to watch Dasavathaaram?

Dasavathaaram is directed by KS Ravikumar, with the script written by Kamal Haasan. The film is available for streaming on SunNXT and OTTplay Premium.

Apart from Kamal Haasan, the film has an ensemble cast that includes Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat, K. R. Vijaya, Rekha Harris, Nagesh, P. Vasu, Raghuram, Napoleon and M. S. Bhaskar.

The film revolves around a scientist who is in a race against time to stop the spread of a virus that can cause catastrophe in the wrong hands. At the same time, an American mercenary is in search of the vial for his own selfish reasons. The rest of the film revolves around how the different characters come together during the day that the 2004 tsunami disaster took place.

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