After facing a delay for several years, Ayan Mukerji‘s highly-anticipated Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan finally has a release date. The film – the first part in a trilogy – is titled ‘Part One: Shiva‘ and features an ensemble star cast that also includes Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni in pivotal roles.
The motion poster introduces Kapoor’s character, Shiva, who can visualize the rise of ‘the most powerful weapon’ in the universe at a time when things seem to be in jeopardy. This weapon is seen emerging from fire, resembling a trident (Lord Shiva’s divine symbol – the trishul), as Alia Bhatt’s voice questions the earthly Shiva’s identity in the background.
Announced in October 2017, Mukerji – whose last release, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hit the theatres in 2013 – spent six years into the preparation of the film. It had also been revealed that the trilogy would be shot over the course of ten years.
The Indian superhero film, co-produced by Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures, will release theatrically on September 9, 2022. It’ll release in five languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.