The long-awaited trailer of Brahmastra is out and contrary to speculations, it's not a copy of Marvel but a rather visually stunning fantasy rooted in Indian mythology.
Ayan Mukherji's 10 years long project and our 7-year-long wait have finally come to fruition as the Brahmastra trailer was released today. It's already the most talked-about trailer as each scene is being ripped apart and dissected and discussed on social media. Though there were some speculations doing the rounds after the VFX in the teaser was not up to the mark according to some and they compared the film to Marvel and called it a cheap copy of it but the trailer has snubbed it all down. The visually breathtaking almost 3 minute-long trailer introduces us to the Astraverse and it looks magical as hell!
Without giving out many details, the trailer left us with so much intrigue that we can't talk about anything else besides this trailer that introduces us to Part One of Astraverse and all its players. Ranbir Kapoor is Shiva, a DJ and an Astra of fire himself who hasn't realized his own potential while Alia Bhatt is Isha, the love of his life. Mouni Roy plays the evil dark force while Nagarjuna is another Astra of water and Amitabh Bachchan plays the mentor, guide, and narrator of this verse. Rooted in elements of Indian mythology with cameos from many superstars, this is India's first film in the fantasy genre that is creating a verse of its own.
The strongest suit of the film is the ethereal and mystical VFX that makes the trailer look so powerful and visually stunning to the level where people are comparing it to Marvel. Many dialogues heard in the trailer seem a little out of place and awkward, but apart from that, the film's ambition to be rooted in Indian mythology and go beyond the superhero cliche while maintaining the fantasy genre brings in a new era for Bollywood and the trailer is a breathtaking example of that!
With stunning visuals, a goosebump-producing narration from Amitabh Bachchan, and a binding love story in a fantastical mythological world, we can't wait for this Astraverse to open its gates with its Part One: Shiva on September 9 in theatres!
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