Kalki 2898 Ad Accused Of Stealing Artwork By South Korean Artiste


These days, every major release in India seems to be accompanied by controversy. For various reasons, Adipurush, Laal Singh Chaddha, and OMG 2 had all been the subject of unfavourable publicity. And now, allegations that the Prabhas film Kalki 2898 AD pilfered artwork from a South Korean artist have made headlines. For all the information, scroll below!

Under the banner of Vyjayanthi Movies, Nag Ashwin directed and C Aswani Dutt produced Kalki 2898 AD. The visual effects for the big sci-fi action movie were handled by Canada-based VFX studio Embassy, which has previously worked on projects like Iron Man, Captain America, and Hunger Games.

Netizens have been seeing the trailer’s resemblances to Mad Max: Fury Road and Dune ever since it was published. The Kalki 2898 AD has recently come under fire from South Korean artist Sung Choi, who has previously worked for Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., Netflix Animation, and Disney.

Sung Choi used his Instagram account to share comparisons between an opening scene from Kalki 2898 AD and artwork he created when he was ten years old. “Unauthorised use of artwork is a bad practice,” he said as the description for his photo. I often wonder if creating art in this uncontrolled society is even worth it. @vyjayanthimovies @kalki2898ad

In the comments section, users rebuked Nag Ashwin and the group. They advised Sung Choi to take the Prabhas movie to court as well.

A comment read, “Please sue them, i have read on Google that they sued vfx company for leaking the look of Prabhas (actor), if they can sue, you also do it”

Another wrote, “I’ve seen the trailer the whole film looks like a ripoff of “Dune‘s” aesthetics and then adding the Hindu mythological theme of 10th reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. What’s sad is I saw posts of concept artists with amazing portfolios working on this project.”

“I hope you pursue legal action if possible. This is awful,” a viewer commented.

Another reacted, “This is so horrible. The very first frame of the trailer is plagiarised.”

“Shame on them,” read a comment.