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Brahmastra Trailer: 5 times Ayan Mukerji tried to show us the Indian version of Marvel with elan

Before we start writing about this, we’re not comparing the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to Brahmastra, nor trying to prove one of them superior to the other. That’s not, we’re not even going to demean anyone but this is about the brave act of trying to pull off the Marvel multiverse by showing us the astraverse with Brahmastra. Today, the makers of the film released the trailer of Brahmastra and it was quite spectacular.

Right from the epic grandeur and VFX to its plot that has a mythological touch, Brahmastra is quite intriguing. No wonder the movie took many years to make and we honestly, can’t wait to see the final product. After seeing the trailer, a lot of the scenes reminded us of the MCU movies. Well, considering that Ranbir Kapoor even mentioned that Ayan is trying to create his own Marvel, we must say that Ayan did try to make a bold and commendable move to bring the Indian version of Marvel with elan.

As the Brahmastra trailer is out, we have jotted down the points that have a striking resemblance to Marvel films. Take a look at it here:

1. Visually stunning VFX: MCU movies are known for their epic VFX skills. Be it Guardian of the Galaxies or Avengers Infinity War, their visual cinematic is bang on. Interestingly, Brahmastra has also created the same in terms of creating a spectacular cinema. Fans are in awe to see the VFX used in the film and are eager to witness the film in the theatres only.

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(Left) A scene of Thor from Infinity War, (Right) A scene from Brahmastra

(Up) A scene from Doctor Strange, (Down) A Scene from Brahmastra

2. Mouni Roy’s look vs Scarlet Witch: Yes, the look of Mouni Roy from the film has a heavy hangover of Scarlet Witch. Right from that red magic to her outfit, it is heavily inspired by Marvel’s Wanda.

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Roy as damayanti in brahmastra, ” width=”810″ height=”426″ /> (Left) Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, (Right) Mouni Roy as Damayanti

3. Mjollnir Vs Trident: In Brahmatra, it seems like Trident (Trishul) was one of the important weapons of the film. In fact, in various scenes, we get to see Trishuls while the other weapon that holds a lot of weight in the MCU is Thor’s hammer. As Mjollnir can only be possessed by a worthy person, it seems like the Trident can be possessed by one who has the potential to save Brahmastra from going into the wrong hands.


(Left) Chris Hemsworth as Thor, (Right) Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva

4. Brahmastra pieces Vs Infinity stones: The Brahmastra trailer showcases how all the rakshaks (protectors) try to bring the Brahmastra pieces together. Well, the Infinity War was also on the same lines where all the superheroes try to save all the stones from Thanos.

(Left) Infinity Stones, (Right) Brahmastra stones

5. The Villainous act: In Infinity War, Thanos sends his team to bring all the stones for him whereas, in Brahmastra, it is assumed that Mouni Roy’s character and Saurav Gurjar’s character were given orders to bring all the Brahmastra pieces together.

(Left) A scene from Infinity War, (Right) A scene from Brahmastra

Even though these scenes highly remind us of those Marvel movies, we’re glad that the Brahmastra trailer impressed me. We know people will constantly criticise the makers for ‘copying’ Marvel movies but we all should approach this movie with an open mind. It takes a lot of guts to bring such a visually stunning masterpiece on celluloid even though it has been done in previous sci-fi films in Hollywood. And I’m quite impressed to see the Indian Version of Marvel if that is what the makers are cashing on.

(Left) A Scene from Shang-Chi, (Right) A scene from Brahmastra

Brahmastra is a mythology-based fantasy film with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt playing the lead characters, Shiva and Isha. In the film, Amitabh plays Professor Arvind Chaturvedi who makes Ranbir realise his power as he has the power of the fire element. Nagarjuna is an archaeologist named Ajay Vashisht who seemed to have the powers of water. Mouni’s character is named Damayanti.


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Helmed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna will release on September 9.

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