Copied Hollywood Concept Artist Work? Kalki 2898 AD Controversy

Kalki Trailer Review
Kalki Trailer Review

The most anticipated upcoming movie Kalki 2898 AD trailer released on June 21 got an immense positive response from the viewers. The trailer release increases the fan's anticipation to watch the movie in theatres on June 27.

Kalki 2898 AD Plot:

Kalki 2898 AD is an upcoming movie that created a lot of hype among Indians with its intriguing genre and plot. The movie is set in the ancient city of Kasi (Varanasi), and Kalki 2898 AD draws inspiration from Indian mythology and focuses on the concept of Kalki, the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu. 

It is said the movie explores the timeline from the events of the Mahabharata in 3102 BC, marking the beginning of the Kali Yuga, through to the year 2898 AD. This fusion of history and science promises to ignite fascinating discussions and elevate the excitement surrounding the film.

Kalki 2898 AD Review:


Kalki movie team released an eye-catching trailer and received positive reviews from the fans. The movie trailer reveals that Deepika is pregnant and is being protected by Amitabh. The child she is carrying is expected to be Kalki, an avatar of lord Vishnu as it is said in the trailer “God resides in your womb,”.

The trailer balances the plot reveal and action sequences equally and intrigues the audience. It also reveals Amitabh and Prabhas fighting against each other. 

The technological use in the trailer creates amusement among the viewers. In addition to that, the music is another plus to the movie as it matches the movie's view.

The genre of historical science fiction is interesting as the plot tries to blend modernity and Mahabharat concepts together. After watching the trailer, fans' anticipation increased, and are eagerly waiting to watch the movie.

Bhairava Anthem:

The first single Bhairava Anthem already received a good reception from the fans. Bhairava Anthem is an electrifying song that defines the character of Bhairava (played by Prabhas). The music video also features a cameo appearance by Diljit Dosanjh, delighting the fans. The song was well made in both the cases, visual and audio. 

Kalki 2898 AD Plagerism Issue:

In this case, after the trailer release, the movie team lands in trouble as the Hollywood artist Oliver accuses the Kalki team of plagiarising and copy-pasting his work in Kalki 2898 AD. 

Oliver Beck, an artist on his Twitter wrote comparing his works with Kalki trailer stills, "Sad to see that some of the work I did for Star Trek: Prodigy got stolen by Vyjayanthi movies in their trailer This is the matte painting I did for Star Trek under direction of Ben Hibon and Alessandro Taini and then as it appears in the trailer."

Oliver also revealed in an interview that he was contacted by the movie team and said, “It might be difficult to see the plagiarism when you are not an artist. You might not see it immediately but all my artist friends that I have talked to and the artist community are very clear that this was referenced from my work and you can see clearly that the main takeaways are the colour palettes, it is the same, and also the shapes. It is not an exact copy but the shapes are similar.:

He continued, "It is too much of a coincidence because they also contacted me to work on this film. So, they know my portfolio and they have seen my work so it is too much of a coincidence,”

He also added that taking legal action is proving challenging as there's no direct copying of his artwork. Legal action often hinges on clear-cut cases of plagiarism, like Sung Choi's situation where the work was essentially copy-pasted in Kalki movie.

Kalki 2898 AD Movie Cast And Crew:

Kalki 2898 AD features Prabhas as Bhairava, Amitabh Bachchan as Ashwatthama, Kamal Haasan as Supreme Yaskin, Deepika Padukone as SUM-80 alias Sumati, mother of the Hindu god Kalki, Disha Patani, Rajendra Prasad, Saswata Chatterjee as Commander Manas, Brahmanandam as Rajan, Pasupathy as Veeran, Anna Ben as Kyra, Shobhana.

The director of the movie is Nag Ashwin while itwas produced by C. Aswani Dutt. The music for the movie is composed by Santhosh Narayanan.