As soon as it was announced that Ayan Mukerji directorial Brahamastra went on floors in 2018, fans have been excited. While not much has been revealed about the upcoming film, fans can’t wait to see Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor share screen space for the very first time. The multi-starrer film will also star Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo role. Slowly, more information pertaining to the film is being revealed and it was recently revealed that all the characters in the film have a mythological twist to them.
Ranbir Kapoor will be playing the role of Shiva, who has the power to emit fire from his hand, while Alia Bhatt will be essaying the role of his love interest. Amitabh Bachchan on the other hand will be playing the role of Shiva’s guru and Nagarjuna in a special role of an archaeologist, who is on mission of restoring an ancient temple in Varanasi.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor
And now, the basic premise of the film has been unveiled and the film is part one of a three-part trilogy which revolves around the most powerful weapon of God, namely Brahamastra.
“It’s an ancient weapon that has been broken and stored in the land of gods at multiple places in India. The first part of the trilogy revolves around Shiva’s discovery of fire within him and how that eventually leads him towards the weapon named Brahmastra,” revealed a source close to the development.
Nagarjuna’s character plays a major role in finding the weapon when he is on his personal journey of temple restoration in Varanasi. The film also features Mouni Roy and Saurav Gurjar in negative lead roles who are on a mission to hunt for the most powerful weapon.
“It’s basically an adventurous fight between the good and evil to become the most powerful person in the world, with a lot of reference to the Indian mythological tales. The film is high on visual effects and scale, and people will get to know Ayan Mukerji’s vision once the teaser is unveiled next year,” the source added.
All the principal characters of the film meet for the first time in Varanasi. “It is the place where action kicks off. The premise is like The Avengers franchise wherein the good and evil are on the hunt to collect something powerful, with the good going ahead with the intent to protect the world from destruction by evil. While in The Avengers it was the infinity stones, here it is Brahmastra,” the source concluded.
Shah Rukh Khan
Apart from the four leads, the movie also features Shah Rukh Khan in a special appearance and Shah Rukh Khan recently shot for his cameo over a period of seven to eight days.