Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language fantasy adventure film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji. It is produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, and Mukerji – in his debut production – under the production companies Dharma Productions, Starlight Pictures, and Prime Focus in association with Star Studios, along with Ranbir Kapoor and Marijke DeSouza.
CAST: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Dimple Kapadia, Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 2.5/5):
‘Brahmastra’ is an average film which is still watchable on BIG Screen for it’s Granduer,VFX, Cast and Unique plot ! On flipside, Emotions didn’t work. Few fights are lenghty and repetitive. Ranbir, Alia, Amitab , Nag ,Sharukh etc. casting is an added advantage. One can give it a try to watch with family. Neither regrettable nor great experience – A Mixed Bag !
NDTV (Rating: 3/5):
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, ambitious and entertaining, has the makings of a blockbuster of the sort that Bollywood has been desperately seeking for a while.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2.75/5):
Overall, Brahmastra is an ambitious effort that works when the narrative sticks to its core strength, the ‘Astra’ universe. The bland romance and length tire, but with expectations firmly under check, the setting and the plot give enough to make it a decent one-time watch.
123TELUGU (Rating: 2.75/5):
On the whole, Brahmastra is a passable action drama that has a interesting backdrop. The valuation of Astras and their universe looks interesting but the narration is haphazard. The love story is dull and the VFX is overdone. However, the film has moments of intrigue for the audience due to its storyline and grandeur making it a passable watch this weekend. As the film has Rajamouli’s name associated with it, the film will find takers in Telugu but the rest depends on the word of mouth.
Times Of India (Rating: 3.5/5):
The line between great and good lies in a believable, character-led story that emotionally engages you. The most imaginative worlds created by cinema’s geniuses eventually rely on the writing to keep everything else glued perfectly in their places. With all its pluses, nothing makes up for the emotional deficits that Brahmastra suffers. If that had been paid more attention to, it would have gone a long way in making the proceedings more praise-worthy.