Director Ayan Mukerji’s Hindi movie Brahmāstra Part 1 – Shiva starring Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni has received mixed reviews from the viewers.
Brahmāstra is a fantasy action-adventure film, which has been written Ayan Mukerji. Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, and Mukerji have produced the film with a budget of Rs 400 crore under their banners Dharma Productions, Starlight Pictures, and Prime Focus in association with Star Studios, along with Ranbir Kapoor and Marijke DeSouza.
Brahmastra story: Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) is a DJ and he has a strange connection with the element of fire. He also holds the power to awaken the supernatural weapon, Brahmastra. On the other hand, Junoon (Mouni Roy), the queen of dark forces is also on a quest to get hold of the Brahmastra.
With its forced Hindu mythology story, Brahmastra is low on content and lacks vitality, momentum, and intrigue. The first Half of the movie is interesting, but its second half is nosedives with its average content. However, the climax ends on a satisfactory note, say the critics and film goers.
Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni have delivered brilliant performances, which are among the highlights of Brahmastra. The movie has rich production values and the VFX is the big attraction of the movie. The background score and picturisation are the other highlights in the technical front, add the viewers.
Here are some reviews of Brahmastra posted by critics and audience on Twitter:
Taran Adarsh @taran_adarsh
#OneWordReview… #Brahmāstra: DISAPPOINTING. Rating: ⭐⭐ #Brahmāstra is a king-sized disappointment… High on VFX, low on content [second half nosedives]… #Brahmāstra could’ve been a game changer, but, alas, it’s a missed opportunity… All gloss, no soul. #BrahmāstraReview
Sumit Kadel @SumitkadeI
#Brahmastra – ⭐️⭐️⭐️VISUAL EXTRAVAGANZA fronted by world class VFX & action. Story glorifies Indian ancient history & mythology. First Half is very good while 2nd half is average though climax ends on a satisfactory note. #SRK cameo is the highlight. #BrahmastraReview #AyanMukerji direction is decent but he could’ve handled the 2nd half more efficiently, the major drawback of the film is lack of depth in love story between Ranbir & Alia though they performed quite well. Amit ji , Nagarjuna & Mouni Roy lended good support. #Brahmastra Overall #Brahmastra is a fair one time watch which deserves big screen viewing , on box office front it could do well if kids and family audience patronizes it, whereas Strong second half would have ensured sure shot hit verdict..
Interval Feels #Brahmashtra – Worth the hype till now. Love the CGI philosophy behind the action scenes. A great representation of Astras. Second half awaits big stuff looks like 👍🏻 Just finished #Brahmashtra – DAMNNN! AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. I don’t know how others will judge this film as there r so many who wants it to fail. But in my opinion, this film will leave a thumbprint on Indian cinema. South ki film hoti toh bhi yehi kehta. 😄
Yâmbá Jñåñêñdrā @YJnanendra
Watched #Brahmashtra 1st half 3.5/5 For the first half #SRK was simply superb @iamnagarjuna sir was mind blowing 🥵😎 Nandhi asthr Totally good concept with worst love track 6.5/10 Better acting by @iamnagarjuna sir And @iamsrk was simply superb…. Hero and heroine love track was not well written…
Umesh Punwani @PunwaniUmesh
#Brahmashtra: They’ve DONE IT! OFFICIALLY MIND 🔥 There’s NOT A SINGLE ORDINARY FRAME, it’s a MONTAGE of EPICNESS! ‘Cameos’ are as grand as you’d expect. Has everything the BEST LOOKING Indian film should hve (wd some obvious flaws). Every frame is a painting, every sound is an orchestra! This is going to shatter some serious BO records. #Brahmashtra is India’s answer to every Marvel movie ever! NO, I’m not comparing d 2 but if ever I hd to recommend a Marvel fan to watch an Indian film, it would b dis (earlier it was http://Ra.One).PRO-LEVEL VFX bundled wd enough mythology to get it! #BrahmashtraReview
BLOCKBUSTER 1ST HALF. Settles so well after initial jitters. IF 2ND HALF HOLDS UP, THIS ONE’S GONNA GO BONKERS. WTF ❤️🔥🔥the kid next to me was so invested. Interval mein bola, MAZA AA GAYA This is history in the making. And so television friendly that the 2nd part is assured if 1st half is anything to go by. #BrahmastraReview #Brahmastra #Brahmastra is the most ambitious Indian film I’ve watched Won’t reveal anything. Will only appeal to watch this on the big screen and possibly in 3D #AyanMukerji is a genius and his vision is greater than any ‘Astra’ 1st half is breezy. 2nd half is vision in its purest form.
Siddharth Kannan @sidkannan
The storyline is epic! The VFX is out of the world! #RanbirKapoor @aliaa08 and @Roymouni are magical! Can’t take eyes of @SrBachchan and @iamnagarjuna. #AyanMukerji’s 10 years of hard work pays off and how! 4 stars. #Brahmashtra #BrahmashtraReview #sidk #BrahmastraMovie
Md Hussain S 🇮🇳 @MdHusanyS
Done #Brahmashtra “A Visual Wonder Treat” Each & every scene is just awesome, #AyanMukerji vision & dreaming become strong & successful 👏 & it will create wonders at box office, forgot the boycott gang Perfs wise all did their best his/her own ways & yes #ShahRukhKhan𓀠 💥
Impressive chemistry between Ranbir and Alia… Terrific Visuals 😮…Hollywood level… Screenplay was outstanding…. Ayan Mukerji never disappoints me honestly. Definitely watch Brahmastra at your nearest movie theater #BrahmastraReview #Brahmashtra #Brahmastra #AyanMukerji
Attraversiamo 👻 @Walede16
Mouni Roy kills #SRK’s character in #Brahmastra and SRK while dying blurts out this line, “Brahmasta ki har ladai mein jeet hamesha Roshni ki hogii”. I mean WTF bruh.. Who tf wrote this cringe. #BrahmastraReview