Kalki 2898 AD: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone starrer postponed AGAIN? Here’s what we know

The film also features renowned performers Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan.

Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Prabhas and Deepika Padukone’s film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ on the big screen, as the release date has been pushed back due to the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

According to a source, the picture, which was slated to hit theatres on May 9, will now be released on a different date. The makers will shortly issue a formal statement addressing the change in release date.


Nag Ashwin, who has directed films like ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ and ‘Mahanati’, directs the sci-fi film. The film also features renowned performers Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan.

Nag Ashwin recently discussed Kalki 2898 AD at an event at IIT Bombay. The director stated, “In India, we do not have a lot of sci-fi films. We have done a few time travel films. This one is different because it’s in a whole separate world on its own. Also, in the international sense, it is new because we have not seen India in a future setting or dystopian setting. So now we don’t have to look at London and New York being born, now we can see our cities also.”

He added,” This movie took place in the cusp between before and after Midjourney and before and after Chat GPT. First two years, we did a lot of work and then we realised a lot of work became easier after this text-to-image and image-to-text generator happened.”

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is not the only film whose release date on May 9 is unclear owing to election clashes. Vishwak Sen’s Gangs of Godavari has also been postponed.

The directors of Vishwak Sen and Neha Sshetty’s Gangs of Godavari confirmed on X that the film will be released on May 17, shortly after the election dates were revealed. “Get ready to witness the Most rugged and violent tale from the banks of Godavari! Mass ka Das @VishwakSenActor’s #GangsofGodavari to release on May 17th 2024, worldwide. Meet you in theatres this Summer #GOGOnMay17th,” tweeted the film’s producer Sitara Entertainments on X.

The general elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be contested in seven parts, with the first on April 19. The vote counting is set on June 4.