The Ayan Mukerji directorial also stars Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan.
Last Updated: 02.20 AM, Jun 07, 2022
Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus, Brahmastra, promises to be a film that is nothing short of a visual spectacle as its teasers and posters suggest. The highly awaited film will see Ranbir Kapoor essay a role the likes of which he has never undertaken before. The star recently opened up about how the film is a genre in itself.
In conversation with PTI, Kapoor talked about how the film belonged to a very ‘original’ genre, and could not be compared to a Marvel movie. Talking about how he was familiar with a variety of films across the globe, Kapoor said that there was no ‘reference’ to his film whatsoever in any film ever made. “We can't compare 'Brahmastra' to any film that is made around the world,” he said.
The actor went on to say that it was ‘unfortunate’ that the film got the superhero tag early on and reiterated that it was ‘not’ a superhero film. Calling the film a ‘fantasy adventure’, Kapoor revealed that he played a character who possessed a ‘divine power’.
The film is directed by Ayan Mukerji, who had collaborated with Kapoor on films such as Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Calling his director a risk taker, Kapoor talked about how the filmmaker could have made a lot of money had he helmed a love story like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Instead Mukerji had chosen to take a risk with Brahmastra.
In addition to Kapoor, the upcoming film also stars Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Mouni Roy. The film’s trailer will be unveiled on June 15.
Brahmastra is slated to be released in theatres on September 9, 2022. The film will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.