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Brahmastra Review: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt duo light screens on fire

Ayan Mukerji’s dream project movie ‘Brahmastra’ is all set to win our hearts this monsoon.

Brahmastra Review: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt duo light screens on fire

Brahmastra is a contemporary sci-fi film with ancient mystic elements. It will take you to a fantasy adventure land and that’s not all, this thriller is packed with super impressive VFX, romantic songs, and an epic love story. With a screenplay full of love, light & surprises this movie is no less than a work of art. 

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerjee started the movie 5 years back and has clearly outdone himself this time. Everything from concept to casting is top-notch. Brahmastra is set to release today, 09 Sept 2022 at your nearest theatres. The runtime is 2 hours & 45 minutes.

Brahmāstra Cast 

Brahmastra Review: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt duo light screens on fire
Photo credit: Nagarjuna Akkineni

Brahmastra is directed by Ayan Mukerji and stars Amitabh Bachchan as Guru, Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva, Alia Bhatt as Isha, Mouni Roy as Junoon, and Nagarjuna Akkineni as Anish Shetty.

Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva Storyline

The movie revolves around Shiva, a young DJ in Mumbai, who discovers that he’s born with a special power that makes him immune and akin to fire. He gradually discovers the secrets behind his own existence and unfolds how he is tied to a string of mythological incidents. This changes the course of his life and forms the rest of the narrative. The light, fire, and superheroes who wield unique astras define Brahmastra.  At its core, the movie is about great love, but it soon takes the form of a fight between good & evil energies. 

Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva Review 

Brahmastra starts as a subtle love story, and smoothly swifts over a deep dark concept. The movie connects the dots between Shiva’s past and his life very well. The concept is fresh & promising, especially the VFX work is outstanding. The festive flair to the film has its pretty charm. The story goes through various locations from Delhi to Varanasi via Himachal Pradesh, and during this, the entire sequence of an attack on the car is quite thrilling.

Brahmastra Review: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt duo light screens on fire

Ayan has left many questions unanswered in part 1, hoping to fill us in the second part. The camerawork synced in perfectly, leaving us with zero dull moments. The music has already been much loved & enjoyed by the audience on social media. Even the background music was very compelling, Simon Franglen’s (Seven, Avatar, Titanic) orchestral track will give you goosebumps. Some pieces of Pritam’s songs too are converted into orchestra tracks that blend amazingly well with the visuals. Brahmastra is intense, fierce, and full of surprises. 

Coming to the star performances, Ranbir and Alia share their remarkable chemistry on screen. Ranbir has done an amazing job with his role & Alia will make you fall in love with her character. The amount of charm they both bring into their characters, makes you connect with them well & invest in the story till the end. Nagarjuna’s talent is one of the coolest things you will witness on the big screen. 

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(SPOILER ALERT)

Brahmastra Review: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt duo light screens on fire
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The biggest surprise to build your anticipation more is the cameo of Shah Rukh Khan and Dimple Kapadia. As usual, their performances are up to the mark. 

Amitabh Bacchan and Mouni Roy are stunners and they make it hard for us to lay their eyes off them. Mouni is definitely the perfect cast for her character. With grand cameos, Brahmastra turns out to be even better than our expectations. Ayan Mukerji has successfully created a landmark moment in Indian cinema with the state-of-the-art VFX and under no circumstances should anyone miss it, it’s a must-watch for sure.

Written By

Harjyot Sandhu is an Entertainment & Arts Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and raised in Mumbai, and recently graduated with Bachelor's degree in Mass Media & Communications. She is an avid geek when it comes to contemporary media and her core interests lie within the entertainment and fitness industry. Harjyot enjoys the ever-changing pace of the world & human evolution.

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