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Nag Ashwin reveals Kalki 2898 AD sequel and spin-off plans, here’s when to expect release

Kalki 2898 AD director Nag Ashwin, in an exclusive interview with OTTplay, revealed the updates on the film’s second instalment and spin-offs

Nag Ashwin reveals Kalki 2898 AD sequel and spin-off plans, here’s when to expect release
Prabhas, Nag Ashwin and Kamal Haasan and (R) a poster of Kalki 2898 AD

Last Updated: 02.57 PM, Jul 11, 2024

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When filmmaker Nag Ashwin and his team set out to make their magnum opus, Kalki 2898 AD , they weren’t expecting its success to be so massive - especially considering it’s the first ever Indian film to tackle the sci-fi genre on this budget and canvas.

The film, which stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, is already breaking box-office records and it’s little wonder that the audience is clamouring for updates on the sequel of the film - especially with the first instalment ending with a cliffhanger that promises even bigger things to happen to its prime characters.

Nag Ashwin, Kamal Haasan in Kalki 2898 AD
Nag Ashwin, Kamal Haasan in Kalki 2898 AD

Nag Ashwin on Part 2 of Kalki 2898 AD

In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, Nag Ashwin reveals that a few portions of the sequel have indeed been shot already. “We did shoot it together for a bit and then we stopped, and went ahead only with the first part,” he tells us.

Was it out of fear that if the first film didn’t work out, then the exorbitant expense incurred from mounting a CGI-driven film would take a heavy toll on the producers? “As a maker, you always want the movie to work and you envision it working,” he explains. “Even though there’s possibilities for multiple spin-offs in this universe, this particular story was a two-parter and I knew we would have to finish it. Everything else would depend on the market, time and resources; but it was pivotal that we finish these two movies.”

While the first movie was dominated by Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas' characters, Ashwatthama and Bhairava, respectively, the sequel will have more screen time for Kamal Haasan's Supreme Yaskin, who has been built up as a worthy adversary for the two dominant characters of Kalki 2898 AD. 

A poster of Kalki 2898 AD
A poster of Kalki 2898 AD

Tentative release date of Kalki 2898 AD sequel

Ask him if they have a tentative release date for the sequel and Ashwin says, “There’s still a long way to go.” The director, however, reveals that he feels satisfied and relieved by the acceptance that the movie has received from all quarters of the country.

“The impact of the success of this film isn’t limited to just me, the producers or Telugu cinema. It will open doors to several filmmakers who want to do movies based on sci-fi or mythology. It will also give producers confidence to back these films,” Ashwin adds.

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