Brahmastra Review: Ayan Mukerji’s film gets mixed reviews, some visuals leave you ‘awe’

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Brahmastra Review: Ayan Mukerji's film gets mixed reviews, some visuals leave you ‘awe’
Brahmastra Review: Ayan Mukerji's film gets mixed reviews, some visuals leave you ‘awe’

Brahmastra, directed by Ayan Mukerji and featuring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead roles, has hit the screens in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil languages, bringing a long-awaited conclusion to a story that has lasted for months.

There have been numerous protests against the movie, including requests for a boycott. Many people were cheering for the movie while others wanted it to fail in response to Ranbir and Alia’s comments, which received equal amounts of criticism and praise.

The movie script is rife with mythology, love, light, magic, and ancient mysticism. The movie is full of shocks that will make you go wow and it includes excellent casting as well as beautiful picturization.

It is evident that director Ayan Mukerji poured his heart and soul into the picture. He began shooting the movie five years ago, and since then, a completely new world has emerged.

Real chemistry between Ranbir Kapoor (Shiva) and Alia Bhatt (Isha) is evident on the reel as well. The story is unique because of the creative way Shiva and Isha’s story is given centre stage.

An orphan Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) and a DJ player who has lived a life on his own terms, met Isha (Alia Bhatt) at a pub fall at the first sight.

The most powerful weapon of the Gods, the Brahmastra, has been dormant for three decades. The last time it was awakened, it caused chaos across the globe and it is now Shiva’s responsibility to save the Brahmansh. Brahmastra was split into three pieces and guarded by key leaders, Shiva’s responsibility is to protect the leaders as he himself is one Astra, ‘Agni Astra.’

The first half of Brahmastra is about how the trio would assist Shiva in locating his parents given that they are each in charge of looking after Prabhastra, Nandi Astra, and Vanarastra, respectively.

Legendary actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Shah Rukh Khan are fine in their extended key cameo roles. Mouni Roy registers well with her acting as an evil lady.

Amitabh Bachchan as Guru and Mouni Roy as Junoon are the stars of the film as one cannot get their eyes off them. The first half is a little slow but in the second half, these two just take over and Ranbir is definitely the icing on the cake. Mouni’s performance as ‘Junoon’ is going to surprise all for sure as the actress is going to leave a mark while Mr Bachchan is always a plus point.

But his love life is hindered by flashes/nightmares he gets which make him revisit a horrific past involving his mother’s death, of important people getting hunted by one Junoon (Mouni Roy) and her men in search of a broken piece of rock- part of the Brahmastra. 

Important members of society are being hunted, one of which is a scientist who loses his life defending a priceless relic or stone. Shiva chooses to travel to Varanasi with Isha in order to warn Nagarjuna, an archaeologist working out of Benaras, before Junoon and her men can reach him.

A cameo from Shah Rukh Khan, especially, has pleasantly surprised viewers.

It’s overlong at 2 hours and 46 minutes film. Overall, it’s a well-crafted look and a vision of a filmmaker something that needs to be applauded and appreciated. The film is a visual feast that needs to be watched on the big screen.

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