Nag Ashwin discloses his inspiration for ‘Kalki 2898 AD’

“Kalki 2898 AD” is a highly anticipated science fiction thriller. The film showcases both science fiction elements and aspects inspired by mythology. The Telugu film industry is widely recognized for its production of mythological dramas.


Director Nag Ashwin highlights several folklore and mythical Telugu classics that have always served as sources of inspiration for him. However, what serves as the primary source of inspiration for “Kalki 2898 AD”, his latest film, that is scheduled for June 27 release?

He said he wondered why our own myths cannot be portrayed in a similar manner to Hollywood movies like “Star Wars,” and questioned the dominance of the West in telling such stories. Therefore, he commenced writing with the concept of exploring the hypothetical scenario of the ultimate and conclusive incarnation, Kalki, and his confrontation with malevolent entities.

Nag Ashwin stated that he initiated the process of creating the script five years ago.

Watch the video in which Nag Ashwin provides further insights into the origin of the storyline for this movie featuring Prabhas.

The Prelude Of Kalki 2898 AD - Episode 1 (Telugu) | Nag Ashwin | #Kalki2898ADonJune27


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