Brahmāstra (film)

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File:Brahmastra Teaser.jpeg
Teaser poster with original release date
Directed byAyan Mukerji
Produced by
Written by
Music by
Edited by
Distributed byFox Star Studios
Release date
  • 4 December 2020 (2020-12-04)[1]
Budget150 crore[2]

Brahmāstra: Part One of Three, also known as Brahmāstra, (Hindi pronunciation: [bɾəʱmaːst̪ɾ]) is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language action fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji, and produced by Karan Johar. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni in pivotal roles and will serve as the first film in a planned trilogy.[3]

Principal photography began in Bulgaria in February 2018 and the film is scheduled for release on 4 December 2020 in standard formats, 3D, and IMAX.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

Producer Karan Johar announced the film via Twitter on 11 October 2017 revealing that it would be made into a film trilogy.[12][13] The preparation for the film started in January 2018.[14] In an interview, Kapoor revealed that Mukerji "has spent six years of his life working really hard to make an original story" and that the trilogy would be made over a period of 10 years[15] and refuted rumours suggesting that it is a romantic superhero film. Instead Kapoor confirmed that the film is a "romantic-fairytale in a supernatural format." and that the film is not something which "doesn't have truth to it, or which is unbelievable".[15]

Initially the film's title was rumoured to be Dragon but was later confirmed as Brahmāstra. Director Ayan Mukerji explained that the title 'Brahmāstra' "resonates with the "ancient wisdom, energies and power,".[16] Mukerji also revealed that it is a "contemporary film with ancient elements."[17]

Nagarjuna also confirmed that he would be playing a "pivotal" role.[18] Mouni Roy reavealed in an interview that she is playing the 'only antagonist' in the movie.[19]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Director Ayan Mukherjee revealed that the inspiration behind Actor Ranbir Kapoor's character came from Rumi who also inspired the first look of his character. Mukherji also drew inspiration from Rumi's work: "love is the bridge between you and everything" to build the foundation of the movie. Later, Mukherji revealed that the Rumi-inspired look was scrapped and Kapoor had gotten a haircut instead.[20]

Kapoor revealed his experience with look tests for the film expressing that it is a "tedious job, sticking removing applying de applying and applying again, until some decision is reached"[21]

Filming[edit | edit source]

The principal photography began in February 2018 with the commencement of the first schedule of the film on 24 February 2018. The first schedule of the movie was wrapped up in Bulgaria on 24 March 2018.[22] The second schedule of filming continued in Bulgaria and then London on 8 July 2018.,[23] in London, New York[24] and then in Bulgaria.[25][2] Extensive shooting started on 1 February 2019 at Edinburgh, Scotland. The 20-day schedule started in the Ramnagar Fort and Chet Singh Fort in Varanasi on 30 July 2019.[26]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

The music of the film will be composed by Pritam while the lyrics will be penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.[27][28]

Marketing and release[edit | edit source]

Promotion[edit | edit source]

The title logo of the film was revealed on 4 March 2019.[29] In the evening of the same day logo of the film Brahmāstra was launched on Maha Shivratri at Kumbh Mela. In first of its kind 150 drones were used to lit the sky up to form the logo.[30][31] A video of launch of logo at Kumbh Mela 2019 was released by Fox Star Hindi on 5 March 2019, a new promotional initiative in Bollywood.[32] The official logo of Brahmāstra was released on 6 March 2019.[33][34] Baahubali director SS Rajamouli and Tamil actor Dhanush launch the logos of the movie in Telugu and Tamil.[35]

Release[edit | edit source]

The part one of the trilogy film was officially announced to release on 15 August 2019 but later the release date was pushed to Christmas 2019 but later due to incomplete VFX work it was again pushed to summer 2020 and then finally pushed to 4 December 2020.[1] It will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.[36]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (2 February 2020). "#Brahmāstra: Part One release date finalized: 4 Dec 2020... Stars #AmitabhBachchan, #RanbirKapoor, #AliaBhatt, #Nagarjuna, #MouniRoy... Directed by Ayan Mukerji... Produced by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios... Will release in #Hindi, #Tamil, #Telugu, #Kannada, #Malayalam" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "swopnil, Alia Bhatt's 'Brahmastra' to be costliest superhero flick in Bollywood with a budget of over Rs 150 crore". Times of India. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  3. "Karan Johar announces his upcoming film trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Kapoor". Times of India. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
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  16. Chauhan, Soumyata (9 June 2018). "Alia Bhatt accidentally leaks her look from 'Brahmastra' - Check out pics". DNA India. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  17. Sharma, Priyanka (14 October 2017). "Ayan Mukerji on Brahmastra: It's a contemporary film with ancient elements". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  18. "Nagarjuna confirms doing Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra, says 'it's impressive'". 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  19. "Brahmastra villain Mouni Roy on working with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt: My life is fulfilled". Hindustan Times. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  20. "Brahmastra: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor kickstarts Varanasi schedule, see first picture". NewsXBureau. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
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  22. Shiksha, Shruti (25 March 2018). "Brahmastra: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor Wrap Up First Schedule Of Film. See Pic". NDTV. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  23. "For Alia Bhatt, Brahmastra schedule in Bulgaria is not all work and no play. Here's how we know". 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
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  27. Pritam (14 January 2019). "My smile says it all, so overwhelmed as this is my first one with Mr. @SrBachchan sir and back with my favorite RanbirKapoor".
  28. "Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra to get a futuristic touch to music by Steel Banglez". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  29. "Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt leave for Kumbh, the film's first reveal out on Mahashivratri". Hindustan Times. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  30. Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (4 March 2019). "#Brahmāstra launches its logo on #Mahashivratri at #KumbhMela... In a first of its kind, a swarm of drones lit up the sky to form the #Brahmāstra logo... Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and director Ayan Mukerji were present at the launch." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  31. "Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, 150 drones reveal first logo of Ayan Mukerji's ambitious film at Kumbh 2019". Hindustan Times. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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  33. "Brahmāstra - Official Movie Logo - Amitabh - Ranbir - Alia - Ayan Mukerji - Christmas 2019". FoxStarHindi on YouTube.
  34. "'Chills all the way' Fans get goosebumps watching Alia Bhatt Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan's Brahmastra logo". Times Now News. 6 March 2019.
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