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Brahmastra: 8 interesting facts about Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer you must know ahead of its release

Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The idea for the film was conceptualised almost 10 years back on the sets of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. After filming for several years and after facing many delays, it is finally releasing in two days on the 9th of September. The Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer is said to be India’s very own Marvel. Apart from Ranbir and Alia, the film also features Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles. The Ayan Mukerji directorial is expected to explore divine weapons in Indian mythology. The fantasy drama has reportedly been made on a massive budget of ₹300crores! The film is backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production. Well, ahead of its release on September 9, we bring you things you must know about the film. 

Ranbir and Alia’s first film together

‘Brahmastra’ marks real life couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s first on-screen collaboration. The husband-wife duo will be portraying the role of Shiva and Isha in the film. Ranbir plays a DJ named Shiva who later discovers super power: Fire, while Alia plays Ranbir’s love interest, Isha. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna in pivotal roles. 

A trilogy

Director Ayan Mukerji has already revealed that ‘Brahmastra’ is going to be a trilogy and Ranbir too shared some insight on it during a media interaction last year. The actor disclosed that Ayan has worked on the forthcoming film for six years and he will spend the next ten years of his life on this trilogy. ‘So when the first part is complete, the audience will know it’s not the end. That is something really exciting for me as an actor,’ he said.

Title of the film

As per reports, the makers had initially decided on ‘Dragon’ as the working title of the film, but it was later changed to ‘Brahmastra’.

South sensation Nagarjuna’s Bollywood comeback

The film marks Nagarjuna’s comeback to Bollywood after almost two decades. The actor made his Bollywood debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s 1990 film ‘Shiva’ and went on to feature in several other popular films like ‘Criminal’, ‘Drohi’ & ‘Khuda Gawah’. The actor last featured in the 2003 historical war film ‘LOC Kargil’. 

WWE wrestler Saurav Gurjar to feature in the film

WWE wrestler Saurav Gurjar will reportedly be seen portraying a negative role in the film and will go head-to-head with Ranbir Kapoor’s character Shiva.

India’s own Marvel

In an interview, Ranbir opened up about ‘Brahmastra’ being India’s own Marvel. He said the film is deeply rooted in Indian culture and they have tried to create their own Marvel. “Any film, any good compelling story, made in your culture, in an authentic way, in a true form, will connect to a large audience,” he said. According to the makers, Astraverse is a planned original cinematic universe centered on Indian mythology.

Logo launch

The journey of Brahmastra began at the Kumbh Mela in 2019 on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. The makers of the film launched 150 drones that illuminated the sky to reveal the film’s logo. This was done above the confluence at the Triveni Sangam of Prayagraj in the presence of over 10 million visitors.

SS Rajamouli to present the film in the south

The Ayan Mukerji directorial will release in five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Celebrated filmmaker SS Rajamouli will be presenting the magnum opus in South languages.

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