Kalki 2898AD – Fussss; all that glitters is not gold

Kalki 2898 AD' emerges with a tantalizing promise of a narrative spanning epochs
June 12, 2024
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In the kaleidoscope of futuristic cinema, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ emerges with a tantalizing promise of a narrative spanning epochs. Yet, beneath the glimmer of star-studded names like Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and the likes, lies a cautionary tale: the stars themselves are but vessels, vessels sailing at the whim of the narrative’s tide. For in the grand tapestry of cinematic brilliance, it is the story that reigns supreme, dictating the fate of a film.

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Alas, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ seems to tread the path less desired. Like a mirage promising treasures beyond compare, it beckons with its visuals – awe-inspiring landscapes, futuristic marvels, and technological splendors. Yet, as the curtain rises, the illusion shatters, revealing a narrative void, barren of substance. The dialogue, devoid of the lyrical charm expected of Hindi cinema, fails to resonate, leaving a hollow echo in its wake.

One cannot help but marvel at the craftsmanship behind the scenes, where each frame is meticulously crafted to evoke wonder. However, the magic is marred by the heavy-handed touch of VFX, casting an unnatural sepia hue that betrays the essence of the timeline. The action sequences, though imbued with theatrical flair, lack the fluidity of reality, fractured into disjointed shots for mere convenience.

And amidst this spectacle, Prabhas finds himself adrift in his portrayal, unfortunately it is his worst presentation. Bahubali will remain his leitmotif. The allure of Bollywood and South Indian cinema’s titans may draw initial attention, but what of the unsung heroes – the architects of narrative, the weavers of script and dialogue? For if the foundation is weak, even the mightiest edifice is destined to crumble.

In the realm of cinema, where dreams collide with reality, “Kalki 2898 AD” serves as a stark reminder: all that glitters is not gold, and true greatness lies not in the stars, but in the timeless tale they endeavour to tell.

Well, finally to be honest, this time around, I’d love to be proven completely wrong in my analysis. It’s a wait and watch.

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