Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva Movie Details:
|Also known as
|Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
|Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romane, Action, Adventure
|September 9, 2022
|OTT Release date
|November 4, 2022
Hussain Dalal (Dialogues)
Hiroo Yash Johar
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva Movie Cast & Characters:
- Amitabh Bachchan as Raghu aka ‘Guruji’, the guru of Brahmānsh.
- Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva, Amrita and Dev’s son; an orphan and newly recruited member of the Brahmānsh.
- Nivaan Gupta as Baby Shiva
- Alia Bhatt as Isha Chatterjee, an NRI from London and Shiva’s girlfriend.
- Mouni Roy as Junoon, Dev’s right–hand woman.
- Nagarjuna Akkineni as Anish Shetty, an artist, architect, archaeologist and a member of the Brahmānsh.
- Dimple Kapadia as Savitri Devi, a member of Brahmānsh.
- Gurfateh Pirzada as Sher, a new recruit of Brahmānsh.
- Stanzin Delek as Tensing, a new recruit of Brahmānsh.
- Lehar Khan as Raveena, a new recruit of Brahmānsh.
- Aditi Joshi as Rani, a new recruit of Brahmānsh.
- Saurav Gurjar as Zor
BRAHMĀSTRA – the Trilogy, is a 3-part film franchise and the beginning of India’s first original universe The Astraverse. It is a new original cinematic universe inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from Indian history but set in the modern world, with epic storytelling of fantasy, adventure, good vs evil, love, and hope; all told using cutting-edge technology and never-seen-before visual spectacles.
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:
|₹320 crore (US$40 million)
|₹111 crore (US$14 million)
|₹431 crore (US$54 million)
About Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva Movie:
- Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is Hindi fantasy action-adventure film written & directed by Ayan Mukerji. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Akkineni Nagarjuna.
- Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva serves as the first installment of a planned trilogy, which is itself planned to be part of a cinematic universe titled Astraverse.
- The idea of Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva first came to Mukerji in 2011 while writing the script for his second film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). Mukerji first announced that he was working on a new project in July 2014.
- In October 2017, Brahmāstra was officially announced by producer Karan Johar. Mukerji was signed as the director while Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were set to star.
- Initially, the film’s working title was Dragon but was officially titled as Brahmāstra in 2017. Mukerji explained that the title Brahmāstra “resonates with the ancient wisdom, energies and power.” Mukerji also revealed that it is a “contemporary film with ancient elements.”
- In 2017, Karan Johar revealed his plan to make the film into a film trilogy. The preparation for the film started in January 2018.
- In an interview, Kapoor stated that Mukerji “has spent six years of his life working really hard to make an original story” and that the trilogy would be made over a period of 10 years and refuted rumors suggesting that it is a romantic superhero film. Instead, Kapoor confirmed that the film is a “romantic fairytale in a supernatural format”. and that the film is not something which “doesn’t have truth to it, or which is unbelievable”.
- Nagarjuna Akkineni also confirmed that he would be playing a “pivotal” role. Mouni Roy revealed in an interview that she is the “only antagonist” in the film.
- In June 2022, Mukerji announced the film would be a part of a trilogy franchise – serving as the first installment – under the Astraverse, a cinematic universe centered around various mystical astras.
- In August 2022, Roy confirmed Shah Rukh Khan had a cameo appearance in the film. The role of Khan is a spin-off from the character from the film Swades (2004).
- Principal photography began in February 2018 with the commencement of the first schedule of the film on 24 February 2018. The first schedule of the film was wrapped up in Bulgaria on 24 March 2018.
- The second schedule of filming continued in said country and then in London on 8 July 2018, in New York in late July, and then back in Bulgaria by the end of the month. Extensive shooting started on 1 February 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- The 20-day schedule started in the Ramnagar Fort and Chet Singh Fort in Varanasi on 30 July 2019.
- The filming was halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and later resumed in November 2020. Filming wrapped up on 29 March 2022 in Varanasi.
- After S. S. Rajamouli’s father, K.V. Vijayendra Prasad proposed some changes in the film to Mukerji, reshoots were conducted for four days.
- Chiranjeevi gave the voice-over for the Telugu version. Ranbir and Alia did their dubbing portion in September 2020 in a studio in Bandra.
- It is the first production released under the Star Studios name following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney.
- It was reported that the production budget for the film ₹410 crore (US$51 million), which would make it one of the most expensive Indian films and the most expensive Hindi film ever at the time of its release. However, the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor later clarified that the reported budget was for the production of all three main installments of the franchise, and the assets built during the production of the first film will be used in future installments.
- In the post-production, it is estimated that 150 crore Indian rupees spent on VFX by makers. The VFX work of this film is done by DNEG- Prime focus company.
- Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva was theatrically released on 9 September 2022 in standard formats, 3D, 4DX, and IMAX 3D by Star Studios in India, 20th Century Studios in North America, and by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures worldwide. The film received mixed reviews with praise for the visual effects, musical score and action sequences while criticism was mostly directed toward the screenplay, story and dialogues.
- The film emerged as a success at the box office, with an estimated gross of over ₹431 crore (US$54 million) worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022 and one of the highest-grossing Indian film of 2022 and became the 20th highest-grossing Indian film of all time after completing the theatrical run.
- Two sequels are being developed simultaneously and slated to release Brahmāstra: Part Two – Dev, serving as the second installment of the trilogy. It is slated to be released in December 2026. Pre-production work on the second part had started during the COVID-19 pandemic. After that, Brahmāstra: Part Three will be serving as the third installment of the trilogy. It is slated to be released in December 2027. Both sequels will be shot simultaneously.
- Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva was one of the most anticipated Hindi releases of 2022.
- Mukerji revealed Disney had sent him to Los Angeles as an attendee for an international studio summit in May 2022, where he presented Brahmāstra, and discussed plans regarding the film’s potential cinematic universe with American producer Kevin Feige.
Mukerji further revealed his vision to develop a streaming television series in the Astraverse, as well as theatrical projects, in a similar vein to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Mukerji revealed a spin-off film based around Shah Rukh Khan’s character Mohan Bhargav was in consideration, which would serve as an origin story about how he wielded Vanarastra.
- On 17 September 2022, Rebecca Campbell, Chairman of International Content and Operations for Disney, confirmed while speaking with The Economic Times about the success of Disney+ Hotstar that the film will be streaming on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ internationally.
- The film digitally premiered on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ Hotstar in India and overall Asia on 4 November 2022. An English dub of the film was also released on the former the same day. The film, alongside its English dub, was released on Disney+ on 7 December 2022.