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'Kalki 2898 AD' Trailer 2: Decoding The Characters And Clues

Director Nag Ashwin unveiled a fresh trailer for Kalki 2898 AD, offering a deeper insight into the film compared to previous promotional content. The trailer provides significant details about the roles of Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan if observed closely. Here are clues decoded from the new trailer of Kalki 2898 AD […]

Kalki 2898 AD
Kalki 2898 AD

Director Nag Ashwin unveiled a fresh trailer for Kalki 2898 AD, offering a deeper insight into the film compared to previous promotional content. The trailer provides significant details about the roles of Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan if observed closely.

Here are clues decoded from the new trailer of Kalki 2898 AD by the makers.

SUM-80 is carrying Kalki

In the trailer, Amitabh’s character Ashwatthama hints at Deepika’s character Sumathi’s significant role by saying, “They say the whole universe resides in God. But God himself resides in your womb.” This suggests that her baby will be Kalki, the avatar ending Kali Yuga, confirmed by the dialogue and character names. The trailer’s song further hints at this connection.

Ashwatthama is atoning for his actions

The trailer reveals Ashwatthama’s determination to safeguard SUM-80 and her child while reflecting on his past. He confronts Bhairava, who is focused on the bounty to reach the Complex. A flashback to a war scene echoes Ashwatthama’s current struggle. Additionally, a heartbreaking moment shows Uttara’s baby’s fate due to Ashwatthama’s actions in Mahabharata.

Ashwatthama is too big for Bhairava to fight

The scenes with Ashwatthama and Bhairava highlight Ashwatthama’s immense strength, effortlessly tossing multiple people aside like a Telugu hero, but it feels believable. Bhairava, despite fighting for a bounty, needs creative tactics. He wears boots for an advantage in one shot and pilots a huge mecha at the trailer’s end, possibly a version of BU-JZ-1, making it a balanced fight.

Supreme Yaskin is Sage-Like

During Kalki 2898 AD’s pre-release event, Kamal spoke about his character Supreme Yaskin and said, “I’ve always wanted to play the bad man, but I don’t play a run-of-the-mill character here. He’s almost sage-like…it’s just he has a bad idea. I didn’t want to be pregnant in the film, so we arrived at an acceptable look for him.”

No one expected him to look like a real sage, despite being hooked to wires and withered away. No one expected him to look like a real sage, despite being hooked to wires and withered away.

Women’s bodily autonomy compromised

Yaskin, known for his wise demeanor, is suspected of forcefully impregnating women at the Complex. A disturbing scene reveals a woman in agony inside a pod while a device penetrates her abdomen. Before this, SUM-80 and other women watch with fear, hinting at SUM-80’s own experience before fleeing to Shambala, a sanctuary for refugees and dissenters.

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