What’s clear right from start of the trailer is that the film is a big scale fantastical celluloid.
Ranbir Kapoor plays Siva, who is resistant to fire and is referred to as Astra, a powerful weapon in Hindu mythology. Alia Bhatt is seen as his love interest. Mouni Roy plays negative role.
Nagarjuna is seen in a shot or two. Chiranjeevi’s voiceover for the trailer packs a punch.
But the VFX are tacky and the audiences, who are already accustomed to Rajamouli-grade work with Baahubali might find it off putting. This is a day and age of realistic graphics, but Brahmastra unit has gone for animation type graphical imagery. It remains to be seen how this turns out on the big screens and how the audiences will receive it.
On the story front, there is some intrigue factor and it looks like Brahmastra has something on mythological lines to offer. It is essentially fight between good and evil. Moreover, Ayan Mukerjee who previously made Ye Janani Hai Diwani, and Wake Up Sid is a very capable filmmaker.
It is not right to write off the trailer just yet as there is the director’s positive track record and star-studded cast working in its favour. Brahmastra is up for release on September 9.