The first trailer has dropped for director-writer Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, a star-studded VFX spectacle that marks the beginning of a trilogy inside what’s billed as India’s first original cinematic universe, ie the Astraverse. Disney recently added the movie to its domestic release slate with a September 9 date in the U.S. and Canada. Within the first few hours of the fantasy epic’s trailer debut, it’s cranked up well over 10M views across various channels. Check it out above.
Produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures, Brahmastra also has a September 9 date lined up in India. It will play in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in its home market and is one of the most expensive Bollywood productions of all time. Disney is handling globally.
Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt lead the cast.
The setup involves a secret society, the Brahmānsh, who, generation after generation, have protected many divine “Astras” (weapons) that were created in ancient India, and safe-guarded from the eyes of the world. The most powerful and the most deadly amongst these divine weapons, the Brahmāstra, is now waking up and threatens to destroy the universe.
Part one of the planned trilogy centers on Shiva (Kapoor), a young man on the brink of an epic love story with Isha (Bhatt). 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.