Brahmāstra Movie Review: After the release of his 2018 film “Sanju,” Ranbir Kapoor hasn’t had any further success. This year, after an almost four-year hiatus, he released the high-budget feature Shamsera, which again bombed at the box office. Now Ranbir has released a mythological and fictional film titled Brahmastra, which has been heavily promoted across the country. Present day is Wednesday, September 9, 2022, and this film has just opened in theatres. Let’s dive into a comprehensive assessment of the film to find out if it lives up to the hype or continues Hindi cinema’s recent run of flops.
DJ by profession, Shiva meets Isha and instantly falls in love with her at a party. Along the course of their romance, Shiva’s fire-controlling abilities become apparent to Isha. Shiva is also aware that there are potent astras in the world, which are being guarded by a group of warriors led by Guru. Anish, the artist, is attempting to shield Shiva from the warriors who are after Bramastra, the most potent of the astras.
Cast & Crew
The cast of Brahmastra also includes Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Gurfateh Pirzada, and Saurav Gurjar, with Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead. Ayan Mukerji helmed the film, which was produced by Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures and executive produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, and Marijke Desouza. The film’s score was written by Pritam, and Sudeep Chatterjee, Patrick Duroux, Pankaj Kumar, Manikandan, and Vikash Nowlakha were responsible for the cinematography.
|Producer||Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra and Marijke Desouza|
|Genre||Mythology, Drama, Action|
|Cast||Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Gurfateh Pirzada, Saurav Gurjar|
|Cinematography||Sudeep Chatterjee, Patrick Duroux, Pankaj Kumar, Manikandan, Vikash Nowlakha|
Brahmastra offers everything a film needs to engage its audience and keep them glued to the screen from beginning to end. Brahmastra’s blend of mythology, fiction, and VFX is unprecedented in Indian cinema, and it’s sure to keep audiences entertained despite a few sluggish moments in the early half involving Ranbir and Alia. And while news of Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo—which had previously been leaked on social media—was widely disseminated, the movie still has a few surprises in store that are best seen in the theatre. The first half of the movie sets up the plot and introduces the characters. The movie’s second half promises to keep us interested in the story and visual effects (VFX) until the very end.
In terms of acting, Ranbir Kapoor was excellent, as usual, in the role of Shiva. In the scenes he appears in, his facial emotions have a profound effect on the audience. Alia Bhatt’s part appears minor as Ranbir’s love interest, but she does a good job anyway. In his role as Guru, Amitabh Bachchan excels as usual, and Akkineni Nagarjuna, who plays Anish, shines in the few scenes in which he appears. Mouni Roy’s portrayal of Junoon, the queen of darkness, will command your attention. Everyone else played their part perfectly in the story.
If you’re looking for a technically sound solution, Brahmastra is your best bet. In every frame of the picture, the technicians’ meticulous preparation is readily apparent. Pritam’s excellent score complements the film’s excellent songs. The cinematography is top-notch thanks to the efforts of several people, including Sudeep Chatterjee, Patrick Duroux, Pankaj Kumar, Manikandan, and Vikash Nowlakha. The visual effects in this picture are impressively flawless, and the crew behind them deserves praise. The film’s superb production qualities and the obvious effort and resources put into making this picture are obvious in every frame.
Ayan Mukherji’s storytelling and filmmaking skills were, once again, outstanding. It’s not easy to manage screenplays like these, so we should admire his idea of blending mythology with modern events.
In sum, Brahmastra lives up to its reputation as a must-see for moviegoers, and it really is best experienced on the big screen.
There aren’t many drawn-out and pointless sequences.