The first official trailer of the sci-fi epic Brahmastra falls on June 15. The trailer not only showcases the strong acting of the star cast but also the unparalleled level of CGI in a Bollywood film. Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, the highly-anticipated trailer of Brahmastra provides enough content to keep fans engaged until the film’s release on September 9. Produced by Karan Johar and directed by Ayan Mukherji, Brahmastra has been in the works for a long time. The pandemic has contributed to further delays.
What is Brahmastra about ?
The film, whose full official title is Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, is expected to explore the sacred weapons of Indian mythology through the story of a modern protagonist named Shiva (Kapoor). This is the first film of what the makers have dubbed the “Astraverse” – a name derived from the Sanskrit word “astra” which means weapon. According to the creators, Astraverse is a planned original movie universe centered on Indian mythology. Therefore, Indian fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) can expect to see the Bollywood franchise on the same lines.
What does the first trailer for Brahmastra reveals ?
Mouni Roy Image: Courtesy Screenshot / Dharma Productions / YouTube The power-packed trailer introduces the lead stars of the film, including Kapoor and Bhatt. It starts with a quick explanation of the sacred weapons in Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone voice, which is even seen in some scenes in the trailer. The trailer also features Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni, who play key characters in the film. The basic story revolves around Shiva who can control fire. The trailer shows him in a secret society that has protected sacred weapons for centuries.
They sought his help when a great evil arose to take control of the most terrible of weapons – the brahmastra. CGI is in the middle of the trailer, which is exactly what caught the attention of fans. Action-packed action scenes include everything from a flaming trident to a mighty bull. The actors and makers released the teasers of the film one after the other. They show bits of the film’s mystical story, but not all characters are revealed. Everyone involved in the film, from Karan Johar to Amitabh Bachchan, has been actively promoting Brahmastra in its practices on social media.
What we know about the cast of Brahmastra
The star cast is led by Ranbir and Alia who play Shiv and Isha respectively. Amitabh Bachchan will appear as a character named Guru. Nargarjuna, one of India’s biggest film stars, plays archaeologist Ajay Vashisht. Mouni Roy is slated to appear as the antagonist. Dimple Kapadia is also likely to be in the cast. It is unclear whether he is playing the lead role or a cameo. He was not seen in the trailer released on June 15. One of the biggest names in the cast that made the episodes was Shah Rukh Khan.
A quoted source said The Indian Express recently reported that Khan is apparently playing a scientist in the film. Fans speculated that she will be seen in one of the teasers, which captures her signature pose in a frantic setting. Speculations about Deepika Padukone were also rife in the cast. Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi not only lent his voice to the Telugu version of the film but also promoted it in the Telugu states.