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Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: A Dull Affair With Too Much VFX & Lacks On The Content Part & Screenplay

Brahmastra hit the big screen today with record advance booking for the 1st day. Here is the review of the film.

  • Direction
  • Story
  • Screenplay
  • Performances
  • Background Music
  • DOP & VFX

Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: One of the most awaited sci-fi films Brahmastra released this morning at the box office. Brahmastra is backed by a powerful star cast Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Mouni Roy & more. The film is directed by Ayan Mukherji who has invested 7 years in making the film. Brahmastra is reportedly made on a huge budget of Rs. 450 Crores & marks the start of the Indian Astravarse series.

The film is receiving an outstanding response with more than 10 lakhs tickets sold in the advance booking. Brahmastra has been released in multiple languages i.e. Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and is released on a PAN India basis. As you know we don’t provide spoilers here is the review of the film.

Brahmastra Crew:

Director – Ayan Mukherji

Writer – Ayan Mukherji

Screenplay – Ayan Mukherji & Hussain Dalal

Cinematography – V. Manikandan, Pankaj Kumar, Sudeep Chatterjee, Vikash Nowlakha, Patrick Duroux

Producer – Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor, Marijke, Desouza, Ayan Mukherji

Music – Background Score – Simon Franglen, Songs – Pritam

Distributors – Star Studious, Walt Disney Studious, Motion Pictures

Running Time – 2 hours 47 minutes


Brahmastra Cast:

Amitabh Bachchan as Guruji

Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva

Alia Bhatt as Isha

Mouni Roy as Junoon

Nagarjuna Akkineni as Anish

Shah Rukh Khan as Mohan Bhargava

Dimple Kapadia

Saurav Gurjar

Gurfateh Pirzada


Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Story

The story of the film revolves around Shiva (Played By Ranbir Kapoor) who works as a DJ and lives in Mumbai. He is an orphan by birth and lives with kids in an orphanage. He fully enjoys his life and doesn’t care about anything else. One day at a party Shiva comes across Isha (Played By Alia Bhatt) and starts to fall in love with her. Isha also gets attracted to Shiva by knowing about the way he lives his life and they started dating each other.

All was going well between them suddenly one day Shiva starts getting flashbacks. In the flashback, he sees an evil Junoon (Played By Mouni Roy) attacking a scientist Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), and killing him. Mohan was very pressurized by Junoon and before dying he confessed to her that another part of the artifact that she snatched from him is with an artist Anish Shetty (Played By Nagarjuna) who resides in Varanasi.

Shiva soon realizes that Anish’s life is in danger and Junoon will next attack him. He decides to move to Varanasi and find Anish to warn him about the attack. Isha too follows Shiva and joins him to travel to Varanasi. They both find Anish and rescued him in the meanwhile Anish tells them that the artifact that was stolen from Mohan is part of Brahmastra. Anish also tells them that there are 3 parts of Brahmastra one is stolen and another one is with him. He gives one part to Shiva and asks him to meet Guruji (Amitabh Bachchan) in his ashram. Anish while stopping Junoon is killed & Shiva and Isha escape from there. Junoon goons were destroyed by Shiva as he discovers he has the superpower of fire.

What happens next forms the plot of the film.


Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Direction

Speaking of the direction Ayan Mukherji has done a good job as a director. The film is made on a grand scale and he has handled the grandeur in a good way. Ayan has shot the romantic scenes & various other scenes in a terrific manner. He has also handled the action sequences of the film in a great manner. Ayan has given 7 years to make this grand film and has done a good job and you have to give credit to him.

Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Screenplay

The story of the film is unique, fresh & is very promising to make a film on a grand scale. Ayan has managed to do a decent screenplay in various parts of the film. But the writing is very poor in the later half of the film. The story of the film has a lot of unanswered questions and it makes you understand that they will be answered in the next parts of the film. Brahmastra will disappoint the viewers in the second half. This has let the film down.

The dialogues written by Hussain Dalal are below the mark and fail to make any effect. With a movie made on a grand scale, there have to be powerful dialogues to remember but the audience will hardly find any.

Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Music

Pritam has done a good job as a music director in the film. The song Kesariya is on the top of chartbusters since its release. Deva Deva also adds a good effect to the film and is one of the good things in the second half of the film. Pritam’s background adds a good cinematic experience to the film and is pleasant to the ears.


Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Performances

Speaking of the performances the characters have played their part well. Ranbir Kapoor shines as Shiva and looks marvelous in the film. The action & emotional scenes describe his level of acting and are very convincing. Alia Bhatt who is one the best actress of current times has also done a good job as Isha in the film. She has a prominent role to play in the film and she had very electrifying chemistry with her beau Ranbir Kapoor in the film.

Amitabh Bachchan has also done a decent job in a supporting role as Guruji in the film. Shah Rukh Khan as a special appearance has added extra shine to the film with his performance and played his part well. Nagarjuna has also done a good job and plays his cameo well in the film. Mouni Roy as Junoon is passable and all the other actors don’t have much to offer in the film.


Brahmastra Part One – Shiva Movie Review: Final Verdict

Overall Brahmastra is a film made of powerful visuals, a terrific performance from the star cast, and a very good first half. However, the content part goes for a toss in the second half and makes the film a dull affair. Brahmastra with so much buzz around it has disappointed as a film.

The box office performance of the film will be good in the first weekend due to record advance booking with so much curiosity for the first metaverse film of India. Brahmastra will struggle at the box office on weekdays. If you want good visuals, terrific VFX, and background music you can watch the film. And if you go into theaters with an expectation of good content you will be disappointed.


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