Brahmastra: Will the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer bring a revolution in Indian cinema?

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Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra had been in the works for close to a decade now. The film has made me and every cinema enthusiast curious about the newness that the film promises to bring and today when the trailer of Brahmastra released, it lived up to all the hype and maybe more. The Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer isn’t just any superhero film and the trailer establishes that efficiently but will it bring the revolution in Indian cinema that it aims to bring? That is to be seen.

Check out the trailer of Brahmastra here:

 

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There are a lot of factors working in the favour of Brahmastra as it marks Ranbir and Alia’s first on screen outing after their marriage earlier this year. Apart from that, it boasts of an envious star cast that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy and Gurfateh Singh Pirzada along with some star cameos by Shah Rukh Khan, and reportedly Deepika Padukone as well.

 

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While the concept of the film had already created intrigue around it, the trailer released today has just added to it as it shows the excellence of the team working behind it. It justifies the time taken to complete this film as every aspect seems perfect. But there are several factors that set it apart from any other superhero film made in India.

 

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Firstly, the VFX of the film needs to be commended the most. It’s quite a challenge to make the visual affects in any project seem credible, especially when viewed on a smaller screen but Brahmastra manages to do that. The elementary figures and the use of them just took my breath away. Karan Johar has surely not left any stone unturned to make this outing the visual spectacle it needs to be. Even the fire emitting from Ranbir’s hand doesn’t seem absurd or out of place. It all seems woven effortlessly in the narrative and the VFX just enhances it.

 

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The characters in the film seem tailor-made for the actors portraying them. While Ranbir, Alia and Amitabh are top-notch, it’s Mouni who shines as the big-bad villain. She brings out the vibes required from her character and she exudes a power on screen that is to be felt scared of. The visual affects even enhance her persona on screen.

 

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Then comes the concept of the film. While a lot of the films in recent years have been announced as trilogies or two-part franchises, but till now, rarely has any of them been of that level that the makers would pursue that idea. But Brahmastra starts only with an idea that cannot be contained in one single film. Talking about the Astras and getting all of them together to make Brahmastra needs to take the characters as well as the audience on an adventurous and explorative journey, and this part one promises that it will be an epic one.

 

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Including mythology in its concept provides an Indian connect to the film that will appeal to everyone in the country, and the international standard of visuals will make it a global film. What makes Brahmastra special for me is that it does not seem to copy any of the international films it might be inspired by but actually pave a path of its own that I am sure many will follow in the years to come.

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