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The OG Angry Young Man – The Amitabh Bachchan is back and how!

by Aruna Purve

The biggest film of the year, Kalki 2898 AD, premiered on 27th June 2024, earning immense acclaim for its stellar cast, grandiose theme, and mythological narrative set in a futuristic apocalypse. Central to this cinematic marvel is Amitabh Bachchan, whose powerful performance has captivated audiences.

Audiences eagerly anticipated Bachchan’s return as a lead character. A legend of Indian cinema with nearly five decades of iconic films like Sholay, Deewaar, Zanjeer, and Don, Bachchan’s influence is unparalleled. Although he shifted to supporting roles in the 2000s, Kalki 2898 AD reestablishes him as a leading action hero.

In the film, Bachchan plays the immortal Ashwatthama, delivering high-octane sequences that showcase his physicality and dynamism, proving that age is but a number. His portrayal embodies strength, wisdom, and an indomitable spirit. The film reimagines the epic Mahabharata in a sci-fi world.

Director Nag Ashwin’s vision brings this post-apocalyptic world to life, with Bachchan’s character at its heart.
Bachchan’s performance in Kalki 2898 AD evokes memories of his heroic roles in Ajooba, Hum, Don, Zanjeer, Deewaar as the angry young man. His presence is more heroic than ever, performing alongside Prabhas’s character, Bhairava. Ashwin’s direction blends futuristic storytelling with classic cinematic elements, creating a masterpiece in Indian cinema.

Kalki 2898 AD redefines cinematic excellence, with Mr Bachchan’s role as its crown jewel. This film is a must-watch, reaffirming why Amitabh Bachchan is revered as the LEGEND, the ACTION HERO, and the powerhouse performer of Indian cinema.

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