Kalki 2898 AD Trailer Falls Short of YouTube's Top 10 Most-Viewed List in 24 Hours by this Margin

Despite high expectations, the trailer's digital debut fell short of dominating YouTube's top Hindi trailers within 24 hours. With 17 million views, it trailed behind leading contenders like "Salaar" and "Sooryavanshi"

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Prerit Chauhan  |  June 12th 2024 11:51 AM |  Updated: June 12th 2024 11:51 AM

Kalki 2898 AD Trailer Falls Short of YouTube's Top 10 Most-Viewed List in 24 Hours by this Margin

The cinematic landscape is abuzz with anticipation as the forthcoming film "Kalki 2898 AD", featuring the illustrious Prabhas in the lead role, emerges into the limelight. With its recent unveiling of an explosive trailer, this cinematic endeavor, helmed by the visionary Nag Ashwin, alongside stellar performances from Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, has ignited curiosity amongst audiences. Drawing inspiration from mythological narratives while traversing the realms of science fiction, the trailer of "Kalki 2898 AD" has been met with positive acclaim from viewers. However, despite the fervent expectations surrounding its digital debut, the trailer's ascent to the upper echelons of YouTube's most-watched Hindi trailers within 24 hours remained elusive.

Within the initial 24-hour window of its release, "Kalki 2898 AD" garnered a respectable yet modest tally of 17 million views. The anticipation was palpable, fueled by the inclusion of several influential artists within the film's ensemble cast, leading to optimistic projections of a robust digital turnout. Yet, to the surprise of many, this anticipation failed to translate into YouTube viewership commensurate with the film's star power. Although the trailer witnessed an auspicious start, crossing the one million mark within the first 30 minutes, subsequent hours witnessed a gradual wane in viewership.

In the realm of digital viewership, where metrics often serve as a harbinger of a film's potential success, "Kalki 2898 AD" found itself amidst formidable contenders. Topping the charts within 24 hours was the trailer for "Salaar", amassing an impressive 54.2 million views, thereby clinching the coveted spot. In contrast, the trailer for Akshay Kumar's "Sooryavanshi" secured the final entry on the top 10 list, boasting 49.9 million views. This juxtaposition underscores the considerable gap of 25.9 million views that "Kalki 2898 AD" would need to bridge to attain parity with "Sooryavanshi".

Despite the passage of two days since its unveiling, "Sooryavanshi" has yet to witness a comparable surge in viewership. In contrast, "Kalki 2898 AD" has garnered a cumulative total of 20 million views within 48 hours, trailing behind its counterparts by a significant margin of over five million views. This decelerated pace of viewership raises concerns regarding its potential impact on the film's performance upon its theatrical release.

Nevertheless, amidst these apprehensions, there exists a glimmer of optimism regarding the trajectory of "Kalki 2898 AD". While its cumulative viewership across all languages stands at 36.7 million, falling short of securing a coveted position in the upper echelons of YouTube's most-viewed trailers, the pre-release discourse surrounding the film augurs well for its future prospects. As discussions surrounding its thematic elements and star-studded cast continue to permeate, there remains a steadfast belief that "Kalki 2898 AD" will ascend to become the crowning jewel of Indian cinema, reigning supreme at the box office.


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