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Ranbir Kapoor was asked if Brahmastra will redefine the image of a pan-India film, here's what he said

Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in the leads along with Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni.

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Last Updated: 11.00 AM, Jun 16, 2022

Ranbir Kapoor was asked if Brahmastra will redefine the image of a pan-India film, here's what he said

Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Brahmastra (Image via Twitter)

The trailer of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer much anticipated upcoming fantasy-drama film Brahmastra finally dropped on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022. The Ayan Mukerji directorial has been the talk of the talk ever since it was announced back in July 2014. Following several delays, fans finally got a chance to get a glimpse of the Astraverse created by the filmmaker in the form of its trailer and it was worth all the wait. 

In a conversation with DT Next about Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, Ranbir Kapoor was asked if the film would be able to redefine the image of a pan-India film, especially since it is reported to release in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in addition to Hindi. Ranbir responded by stressing the importance of the story of a film, regardless of the language it is being told in while also highlighting the challenges of breaking into the South Indian markets. He mentioned that he hopes Brahmastra is able to do the same. 

The actor was quoted as saying, "Over the years we've also found it very challenging to break through markets like the Tamil market or the Telugu market, (and) what are the films that they like." He further explained that the situation is such that the Hindi film audiences love to watch Tamil and Telugu cinema and the same has been proven with the success of films like Baahubali and Robot among others. 

Ranbir added saying that their first intention was to make a universal story and now they're aiming to break into the Tamil and Telugu markets with the help of marketing and from people in the South industries as they want their story to be seen by the South audiences. "It's a story which needs to be seen," he concluded. 

The trailer of Brahmastra has sparked a lot of conversations on social media, especially its VFX have become the talk of the town. Going by the trailer, the film seems to revolve around Shiva (essayed by Ranbir Kapoor), who's a DJ by profession but is unaware that he embodies the element of fire within himself and is thereby the AgniAstra. Not much is revealed about Alia Bhatt's character in the film, except that she plays his love interest Isha. 

Brahmastra is a three-part trilogy and the first part which is about Shiva, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy in significant roles. The movie is all set to hit the theatres on September 9 this year.