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One of the highly anticipated superhero films of 2020 is Ayan Mukerjee’s Brahmastra. The fantasy-adventure film stars an ensemble cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and South superstar Nagarjuna.
Produced by Karan Johar, Brahmastra, the first film in a planned trilogy, is one of his most ambitious projects. The film went on floors in 2018, however, not much could be known about the storyline, which led to a growing curiosity among fans.
However, the wait is over as the film’s plot remains no secret anymore. Brahmastra is the story of Shiva (played by Ranbir Kapoor), a reluctant hero who embarks on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and love. Besides, Alia as Isha plays his love interest in the film and Amitabh Bachchan plays Shiva’s guru. It was recently revealed that Nagarjuna will be seen in a special role of an archaeologist, who is on a mission of restoring an ancient temple in Varanasi.
A Bollywood Hungama report reveals that the basic plot of the film revolves around the most powerful weapon of God called Brahmastra. “It’s an ancient weapon that has been broken and stored in the land of gods at multiple places in India. The first part of the trilogy revolves around Shiva’s discovery of fire within him and how that eventually leads him towards the weapon named Brahmastra,” revealed a source close to the development.
The film also stars Mouni Roy and Saurav Gurjar as antagonists and even their character is on a hunt for the most powerful weapon. The report further quoted a source as saying, “It’s basically an adventurous fight between the good and evil to become the most powerful person in the world, with a lot of reference to the Indian mythological tales. The film is high on visual effects and scale, and people will get to know Ayan Mukerji’s vision once the teaser is unveiled next year.”
Furthermore, the report reveals that Brahmasta has an Avengers connection. “The premise is like The Avengers franchise wherein the good and evil are on the hunt to collect something powerful, with the good going ahead with the intent to protect the world from destruction by evil. While in The Avengers it was the infinity stones, here it is Brahmastra,” adds the report.
Besides the leading star cast, the movie also stars Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo role. The fantasy film is slated to release on May 2020.