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‘Brahmastra’ OTT Release Date: Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Brahmastra’ to be available to watch online on Disney+ Hotstar on November 4th

Highlights

  • Brahmastra has been written and directed by Ayan Mukherji, who began working on the idea of the film in 2011
  • The film has introduced a new kind of cinematic universe called Astraverse where characters and stories are inspired by Hindu Mythology
  • Despite mixed reviews, Brahmastra made over Rs. 420 crores at the box office becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2022

The recently released Hindi fantasy action-adventure film, Brahmastra, made an impressive impact with its theatrical release. This was the first part of Brahmastra, named, Shiva, which was released in association with Star Studios. Makers have planned the film as a planned trilogy, introducing the audience to a new kind of cinematic universe called Astraverse. The story of Brahmastra has been written with inspirations taken from Hindu mythology.

This part of Brahmastra has been shot in Bulgaria, London, New York City, Edinburgh, Thailand, Manali, Mumbai and Varanasi.

Brahmastra Cast and Crew

Written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, and Mukerji under Dharma Productions, Starlight Pictures, and Prime Focus, the film stars a list of popular Bollywood actors with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Besides this, actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akineni, Mouni Roy and others have significant roles in the film.

The background score for the film has been composed by Simon Franglen, and ace music director Pritam has given the soundtrack. Lyrics for the film have been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Brahmastra OTT release dates

Fans who couldn’t watch the movie on the silver screens have been waiting for its OTT release. Earlier, speculations stated that the film will release on Disney+ Hotstar during Diwali, i.e., October 23, however, the makers then officially confirmed that fans can watch Brahmastra on Disney+ Hotstar on November 4, 2022.

As per reports, Brahmastra will also be streaming simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

Brahmastra Story

The journey of the first part follows Shiva, who is blessed with pyrokinetic powers and discovers that he is an astra and has one-of-a-kind power which cannot burn him. Fire cannot hurt or damage Shiva in any manner, and this becomes his weapon of enormous energy. Shiva is one of the many astras which the universe has conspired to prevent the world from falling into the hands of dark forces who aim to destroy it.

Brahmastra Sequel

Ayan started writing the film in 2011 and the first piece of news about Brahmastra was released in 2014. The team was initially planning to release the film in 2016, however, the plan was pushed multiple times, and eventually, the movie was released in 2022. Even before the shooting of Brahmastra started, the makers announced two sequels, however, no tentative dates for the same have been released.

As promised earlier, the makers are working on the second part of the film. If recent media reports are to be believed, there could be a spin-off also on the cards. ShahRukh Khan fans were amazed by his powerful cameo in the movie and demanding a full-blown movie featuring him.

Brahmastra Review

Makers released the film in 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX 3D formats. Brahmastra received mixed reviews from critics, and the film’s visual effects and action sequences were highly appreciated. The film had a thunderous opening with the audience flocking to the screens to watch this new format of storytelling and filmmaking, however, the dialogues and direction of the film were criticised by both the audience and the critics alike.

Brahmastra Box Office Collections

Made at a massive budget of approximately Rs. 410 crores, Brahmastra boasts of a highly skilled team and is touted to be one of the most expensive films to be made in Indian cinema. As of October 11, 2022, Brahmastra had made box office collections worth over Rs. 425 crores, becoming the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.

For now, those who have missed the film in theatres can rejoice. One can watch Brahmastra on Disney+ Hotstar on November 4, 2022. The film will also be streaming in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam

Brahmastra IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

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