Cassian Baliarsingh

Rebel star Prabhas’ ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is one of the most highly-anticipated films of his career after the stupendous success of Salaar. The sci-fi film against the backdrop of Indian Mythology is the Rebel star’s first superhero movie.

With an ensemble cast of Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Disha Patani and Kama Haasan, it is one of the awaited films of Indian cinema. To add to the excitement of fans as the film is nearing its release, the makers are reportedly making an animated prelude version of the Prabhas-starrer.

In a Pinkvilla exclusive, the film’s director Nag Ashwin and producers Vyjayanthi Movies have reportedly developed a special animated prelude, which will be released directly on a leading OTT platform.

“The prelude to Kalki will basically give the audience a glimpse into the world of Nag Ashwin. It’s a one of its kind extended video in the animated format, wherein Prabhas himself has dubbed for his character,” the Pinkvilla report stated.


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Furthermore, Kalki begins from the part where this animated prelude ends, the reports added.

A very popular OTT platform has paid a bomb to acquire the rights of the animated prelude and will premiere globally. This will be the starting point of Kalki, before the mega movie is released in movie theatres. This is the first time, an Indian movie is getting a prelude and is expected to be at par with the best in the world.

“The exact release date for the Kalki Animated Prelude has been kept under wraps for now, but the makers are planning to create history by one of its kind campaigns and marketing,” the Pinkvilla source said.

Earlier, there were reports that Kalki would release on May 9, 2024. However, latest reports that there may be a delay by a couple of weeks depending on the election scenario in India.