The Astraverse is here to stay, so forget the MCU.
Brahmastra, Ayan Mukerji’s long-awaited dream endeavour, has finally been completed. The movie delivers on its promises while also providing extras that weren’t required. Ranbir Kapoor serves as Mukerji’s muse and Brahmstra: The Beginning serves as his inspiration. First part: The grandiose Astraverse of Mukerji doesn’t end with Shiva. Astraverse is here to stay and, in all honesty, it is everything Bollywood needs right now, so move over, Marvel Cinematic Universe. Veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna are only the icing on the cake. But even Ayan Mukerji’s visual feast is not perfect, as the proverbial saying goes, “Not everything is perfect.” So without further ado, here is the Brahmastra review without any spoilers.
Brahmastra is an incredible visual feast and features some of the most breathtaking VFX scenes ever to be seen in a Bollywood film. The beginning of the film introduces the Brahmnsh, a secret society that has preserved several divine artefacts known as “Astras” dating back to ancient India for generation after generation. The greatest weapon, known as Brahmastra, which can command all of the Astras and is currently reawakening, is among these divine weapons. Ranbir Kapoor, who portrays DJ Shiva, enters as our main character. Ranbir seamlessly blends into Shiva’s persona and takes over the screen right away. Like in every Bollywood film, when our hero and the heroine, Alia Bhatt, first see each other, they fall in love. Since this was Alia and Ranbir’s first time sharing the screen together, it was a tad underwhelming.
Despite the fact that Alia Bhatt is an excellent actor, her on-screen chemistry with Ranbir just didn’t feel right, and she truly deserved a more substantial part. Returning to the plot, Shiva tells Isha that he has a special connection to fire and sets off on a quest to learn more about this connection. Amitabh Bachchan then enters the scene and assumes the role of a crucial member of the Brahmnsh secret society. Bachchan educates Shiava to unleash his inner Agni as the Prabhastra himself. Even though Nagarjuna only appears briefly in the film, he commands the screen through to his use of the Nandi Astra.
In the film, Mouni Roy portrays the terrifying Junoon, who is attempting to seize control over Brahmastra. It was incredibly energising to watch a woman play the typically male enemy. Roy’s performance simply emanates strength, although she definitely needed more and better conversations.
Brahmastra’s remarkable world-building by Ayan Mukerji offers a fresh perspective on Indian mythology. It was long past time for someone to delve into the huge and rich world of Indian mythology, and Mukerji pounced while the iron was hot. Ironically, though, the “Love Storiyan” portion was the one that failed to connect. The makers have leaned heavily on the cliché “love conquers all,” which is both dated and overused. The only thing preventing the movie from being better, as I already noted, is the combination of Alia and Ranbir.
The movie’s climax is extremely exciting and contains significant spoilers for the next Brahmastra instalment. Being the genius that he is, Mukerji has already planted the seed of anticipation for Brahmastra part two before the film has even come to a close. But the conclusion lacked a little impact.
Overall, Brahmastra is the ideal package with a fantastic background score, but Kesariyan and Deva Deva are undoubtedly my favourites. The movie is like a little surprise box that can only be opened while you are watching it. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the upcoming Brahmastra instalments as a fan of the fantasy genre.
It is very obvious why Brahmastra took over a decade to construct since it is a complete visual feast with a strong foundation in Indian mythology. With his use of cutting-edge VFX, Ayan Mukerji established a new milestone in Indian cinema. Brahmastra is essential viewing for everyone and is everything Bollywood needs.
Generally speaking, Brahmastra is an encounter that works for its enhanced visualizations, yet certainly not really for its story. It’s an aggressive film with adoration and light at its center, and it’s obvious that the movie producer has diagrammed numerous regions – from the universe of Harry Potter to Hindu folklore to visual narrating from there, the sky is the limit. A film for the sentimental people warrants a dramatic encounter, generally for the work that is gone into its making.