Movie Review: Brahmāstra:Part 1– Shiva
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva- Mythology and Romance Amalgamated with Action
Movie Title: Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy.
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva revolves around the quest of the male protagonist to discover his power. The primary cast members are Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy. Ayan Mukerji, Bollywood’s talented and well-known personality, directed this film. Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva was released in theaters on 9 September 2022 in various formats.
Brahmāstra – Movie Plot
Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) is a professional DJ and eventually learns of his surreal link with fire. He also realizes that he is capable of awakening the Brahmāstra, a weapon that can destroy the universe. Shiva is on a constant quest to discover more about his supernatural power and the weapon. In his journey, he encounters others who are in the same sphere.
A group exists where each member has a strange connection with an element of nature. The leader of this group, called Brahmānsh, is Guru (Amitabh Bachchan), with Anish (Nagarjuna) being the strongest in this team. Shiva enters a romantic relationship with Isha (Alia Bhatt), who helps him throughout this quest despite having no supernatural powers. The antagonist in this story is Junoon (Mouni Roy), the evil forces queen who wants to own the Brahmāstra.
Brahmāstra – Performances
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is a fantastic collaboration of mythology and VFX. Amitabh Bachchan’s performance is flawless as usual, and he manages to beat his age each time. Ranbir Kapoor has done an extraordinary job, especially in the action scenes.
Alia Bhatt, though the muggle in the script, has stood out with her exceptional acting skills. Mouni Roy has justified her villainous role, and Nagarjuna, though with a lesser screen time, has portrayed his experienced talent. The cameo appearance by a superstar is beyond words.
Brahmāstra – Script And Director
Ayan Mukerji has brilliantly utilized the VFX, striking the perfect balance between technology and manual action. The action scenes are high-end, and the director has strived to keep them as natural as possible. The cinematography is also up to the mark. The only drawback of the script seemed to be the forced romance between the duo.
Some scenes seem out-of-the-place and somewhat decrease the depth of the flow. Also, many parts of the story are narratives, which could have been made visual. Notwithstanding, all cast members have put their best.
Brahmāstra – Final Verdict
The VFX used in this film set a benchmark in Bollywood, for which IndiaCafe24 gives Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva 4 stars.