News culture This sci-fi film with a titanic budget will shake Hollywood
Published on 07/20/2023 at 17:15
Cinemas on our territory are generally occupied by French films – it goes without saying – and North American ones. Productions from other countries also have the good taste to invite themselves there, whether they are British, South Korean or even Japanese. It is unfortunately rare to be able to take advantage of a nugget from India, a country yet so prolific. Last year, the historical action-adventure film RRR dealt a huge slap in the face to Western film fans. In 2023, it’s a science fiction film that will shake Hollywood.
The trailer above features the movie RRR.
Projekt K, the next phenomenon is Indian
Project K (provisional name?) is a film written and directed by Nag Ashwin whose previous works have remained confidential outside the borders of his native country, with the exception of fans of Indian cinema of course who have inevitably thrilled in front of Mahanati (2018) and/or Yevade Subramanyam (2015). What makes this feature film an international event is its five-star cast, which brings together the cream of Indian actors and actresses around an ambitious science fiction project. Prabhas Raju Uppalapati who plays the main role gives the reply to the international star Deepika Padukone as well as Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Disha Patani and Dulquer Salmaan to name but a few.
The director has therefore offered himself the best to give life to the characters of his superheroic fresco, including the budget amounts to 600 crore (rupees), or 65.5 million euros. One crore is equal to 10,000,000 in the Indian number system. The third would have been paid to Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. The latter clearly carries the project on his shoulders. Proof of this is the first visuals that reveal a superhero actor all in armor (see below). Still (too) mysterious, Projekt K will be one of the stars of the next San Diego Comic Con which takes place from July 20 to 23, 2023, that is, now. A first preview of the feature film will be screened during the event. Here is the synopsis of Projekt K:
The Hindu god Vishnu reincarnated in a modern avatar protects planet Earth from evil forces.
Le casting de Project K :
Deepika Padukone (Pathaan, xXx Reactivated)Prabhas Raju Uppalapati (La légende de Baahubali)Amitabh Bachchan (Black)Kamal Haasan (Vishwaroopam)Disha Patani (Malang – Unleash the Madness)Dulquer Salmaan (Charlie)…
Project K will be released in cinemas on January 12, 2024 (date to be confirmed for France).
India on Netflix
If you are a fan of Indian cinema or simply want to discover this (sometimes unknown) part of the 7th Art, Netflix can be an excellent alternative to compensate for the noticeable absence of certain films from India in dark rooms. The catalog has certainly lost many nuggets in recent years, but here is a selection of films to see (or see again) on the SVOD platform hit with the red N:
An Action HeroAgneepathDilwaleHappy New YearLa famille IndienneLa légende bahubaliPanipat : The great betrayalRaeesSaahoVaathi
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