Director Ayan Mukherji has produced his film ‘Brahmastra’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, after 9 years of hard work. A film that has a huge budget, which takes the Indian audience into the world of ‘Astraverse’. Even before the release of this film, there has been a lot of noise about ‘Boycott Brahmastra’. On the other hand, there are many people who are praying for the success of this film, because the success of ‘Brahmastra’ is going to work in bringing life to the ‘lifeless Bollywood’. But could this film do that? Will ‘Brahmastra’ be able to reverse the very bad experience of Hindi cinema this year..? So the answer is… no. Come, let me tell you why I said this.
Story: The first and most important requirement of any film is the story and first of all it should be talked about. The story of this film is of a boy named Shiva (Ranbir Cooper), who sees some very strange things in his dream and is surprised by them. Shiva is a DJ and at a concert held on Dussehra, he sees a girl, who just goes crazy after seeing him. Fire cannot burn Shiva and he knows this from childhood. Actually this Shiva is a member of Brahmansh and now it is the responsibility of Shiva to keep the Brahmastra safe. In this work, his girlfriend Isha (Alia Bhatt) gives him full support.
The story I told you above is the story of the first film of the Brahmastra trilogy (series of three films). Have you ever bought a pack of chips? Imagine that its packet is made from the world’s most beautiful and shining paper, a cold-drink should also be given with it for free. Also, the shopkeeper has done a lot of promotion of this packet of chips by advertising it on TV and after so much uproar, when you buy that packet and open it after coming home, how will you feel if only air comes out in it…? I just got the same feeling after watching ‘Brahmastra’.
A film that has amazing visuals, has great action, BGM (background music) creates a lot of excitement, but the most important thing of a film, that is, the story is all compromised in that. The orphan boy, his love for orphans, the beautiful lady from London… these are all plots of the story which you have seen thousands of times in different ways. Due to OTT in the Corona era, the audience has been exposed to cinema from all over the world. So we are millions budget How can we expect good results by showing such a boring story to the audience over the years.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are seen on screen for the first time. In such a situation, the audience will be very excited to see the chemistry on the screen of these two. But the problem is that only the lightest scenes of the film are between these two. Amitabh Bachchan’s entry is after the interval and he is as effective as he should be. This is the debut film of Mouni Roy and she has been effective in her character. Mouni has become a creepy villain and you can expect this horror from her. Although seeing him, you will definitely remember a villain of Hollywood, which one you will decide for yourself. For 15-20 minutes after the film starts, you keep trying to connect with the connected story. The film begins with Shahrukh Khan appearing on the screen after years, but this entire sequence itself is confusing. You don’t find a single dialogue of Shahrukh whistling or clapping.
This film has been in the making for 9 years and director Ayan Mukerji has mentioned many times that he has worked hard on this film. But all his hard work seems to have gone to the technique and he forgot to update the story in 9 years. Every scene in the film is predictable. Nowhere do you feel adventure or thrill. There is only fire all around, just colorful lights. The songs, which are good to hear without the film, are seen becoming a hindrance every time in the story.
Brahmastra, a high-budget film with a big screen spire, has a lot of frills, just no soul. If you want to see this film then you should watch it on screen, but now you have to decide whether you want to see this film on screen…? 2 stars to this movie from my side.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 09, 2022, 09:58 IST