Ayan Mukerji’s directorial Brahmāstra is among the most anticipated films in recent times. The project has been work in progress for several years and its release has been delayed oftentimes for different reasons.
The film that stars newlyweds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead will now be released in theatres worldwide on September 9. Disney has added the film to its domestic slate and it will be released on the same day in the USA and Canada. The film marks the beginning of a trilogy and also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna, with a special appearance by Shah Rukh Khan.
The plot, it is now learnt, is woven around a secret society Brahmansh, a mysterious connection, and an epic love story between Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
The new universe called Astraverse is inspired by ancient India and spiritual Indian mythology. “The story narrates a secret society, the Brahmānsh, which have protected many divine “Astras” (weapons) that were created in ancient India. The most powerful and the most-deadly amongst these divine weapons, the Brahmāstra, is now waking up and threatens to destroy the universe we know today,” is the latest teaser out.
Part one of the planned trilogy centers on Shiva (Ranbir), a young man on the brink of an epic love story with Isha (Alia). But their world is turned upside down when Shiva learns he has a mysterious connection to the Brahmāstra, and a great power within him that he doesn’t understand just yet — the power of fire. The story follows Shiva as he journeys into the world of Astras and discovers his destiny as the Divine Hero of the universe.
Produced by Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures, Brahmāstra will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.