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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in Brahmastra

Brahmastra is only hours away from its release and the hype for the movie is getting bigger by the second. While the audience excitedly waits to watch the most anticipate films on the silver screen tomorrow, the first review for the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer is finally here! Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus takes inspiration from mythology and finds its relevance in the contemporary world, and is brought to life with heavy-duty VFX. Amid all the buzz about the film, the first instalment of Ayan’s superhero ‘Astraverse’, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva has impressed the critics. Read on to know more.

Brahmastra first review: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt get a thumbs up

Courtney Howard of Variety has mostly positive and encouraging things to say about Ayan Mukerji’s dream project. Calling Brahmastra not a typical Indian film but ‘special and innovative’, she writes, “He (Ayan) smashes up genre conventions as Western cinematic influences readily comingle with pure Bollywood razzle-dazzle. And though the story is occasionally overcomplicated and the spectacle excites and exhausts in equal measure (as even Marvel movies do), it’s a wildly entertaining jump start to a planned trilogy – touted as Bollywood’s first original cinematic universe, the “Astraverse.”

Howard does point out that some machinations of the film are predictable, and mentions that it suffers from ‘spotty pacing issues’ here and there too. However, she adds that in Ayan’s capable hands, the film does not have a dull moment.

Talking about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s performances, she writes, that the real-life husband-and-wife duo have “excess of charm and style that leaps off the screen and grabs your heart.”

She further terms Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna Akkineni’s casting a ‘shrewd move’, given that they are among the biggest stars in the country.

All in all, looks like Brahmastra has impressed the critic.

It would be interesting to see what the audience’s verdict will be one of the costliest Indian films ever made. 

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