Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language fantasy action adventure film directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy. It is the first film in a planned trilogy, and is the first installment of the Astraverse. The film was released theatrically in India on 9 September 2022, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
The film follows Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor), a DJ who discovers that he has the power to control fire. He is drawn into a conflict between two groups: the Brahmansh, who are benevolent protectors of the Astras, and the Junoon, who are dark forces who want to acquire the Astras for their own evil purposes.
Shiva is joined in his quest by Isha (Alia Bhatt), a mysterious woman who is also connected to the Astras. Along the way, they are helped by Guruji (Amitabh Bachchan), a wise and powerful sage, and Nandi (Nagarjuna Akkineni), a skilled warrior.
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is a visually stunning film with some impressive action sequences. The film’s special effects are on par with the best that Hollywood has to offer. The cast is also good, with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt delivering strong performances.
However, the film is not without its flaws. The screenplay is somewhat weak, with some plot holes and inconsistencies. The film also suffers from pacing issues, with some scenes dragging on for too long.
Overall, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is an entertaining film with some impressive visuals and action sequences. However, the film’s weak screenplay and pacing issues prevent it from being a truly great film.
Budget and Collection
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva was made on a budget of ₹410 crores (US$51 million), making it one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. The film grossed a total of ₹452.14 crores (US$56 million) worldwide, making it a commercial success.
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is a significant film for Indian cinema. It is a visually stunning film with some impressive action sequences. The film is also a reflection of the changing landscape of Indian cinema. The film’s success is also a sign of the growing popularity of Indian cinema around the world.