The director revealed that he first got the idea for his magnum opus while he was in the Himalayas.
Last Updated: 07.14 AM, Aug 06, 2022
Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus, Brahmastra, is counting down the days until it takes the silver screen by storm. The director has promised viewers that the upcoming fantasy adventure film will include elements that Indian cinema had never witnessed before. In a new BTS video, Mukerji opened up about how he envisioned the saga of Brahmastra.
The clip gives viewers a peek into the humble beginnings of the film, featuring a scene where Ranbir Kapoor controls fire. With the magic of some expert VFX, we see the simple scene get transformed into an awe-inspiring visual spectacle. As the clip progresses, Mukerji opens up about how he was inspired to create Brahmastra, after taking a trip to the Himalayas in 2011 and being touched by the ‘spiritual energy’ of the mountains. The director said that he wanted to create a visual spectacle using the best technology, weaving a story that was inspired by ancient texts. Mukerji spoke of how his magnum opus was almost a decade in the making, and that he was sure all the time and effort put into the film was going to be worth it.
Check out the video below:
The upcoming film, which Mukerji has also written, is the first in a planned trilogy dubbed the Astraverse. Mukerji has also produced the film along with Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Namit Malhotra. In addition to Kapoor, the film also stars Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will reportedly make cameo appearances in the film as well.
Meanwhile, the next song in the film’s soundtrack, titled Deva Deva, is scheduled to be released on August 8. Deva Deva is the second song to be released from the film, after Kesariya.
Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva will hit the big screen on September 9, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.