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Last Updated: 07.40 AM, Jun 16, 2022
Ayan Mukerji is certainly pushing the envelope when it comes to his magnum opus Brahmastra, which will release on September 9. The film promises to be one that is mounted on a grand scale indeed, and its recently released trailer definitely seems to suggest the same. But did you know that the Bollywood film also has something in common with another visually stunning film, James Cameron’s Avatar. Both the fantasy films’ scores have been composed by award winning composer Simon Franglen.
In conversation with Owc Radio, the composer opened up about working on Brahmastra, revealing how he got on board for the fantasy adventure. The composer said that his agent had approached him about the film, which was intended to be the first in a trilogy and had a budget which was huge even by Western standards. Calling the film ‘spectacular’, Franglen described the film as “The Lord of the Rings meets Marvel meets James Bond”, and “an action-adventure with mysticism”. He also said that director Mukerji was ‘ridiculously talented’.
“It is everything that you want from a Bollywood film,” he said and added that the film had some ‘beautiful’ songs written by the ‘wonderful’ Pritam Chakrabort. Franglen also talked about how ‘beautifully’ the film was done and the amount of research that was put into it as well, although the production had been delayed because of the pandemic. The composer also added that the film had some great action sequences and visual effects as well, and looked nothing short of ‘majestic’. “I hope it's a breakout film for Indian cinema”, he added.