Inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from India’s ancient history yet set in the modern world, the Āstraverse is Bollywood's answer to the franchises Hollywood are keen to capitalise on these days. Kicking off with Brahmāstra: Part One - Shiva, the film promises to tell an epic story of fantasy, adventure, love and hope, told using cutting-edge technology and never-seen-before visual spectacle.
A whole host of Bollywood names are centre stage, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. These actors will tell the a tale across multiple movies where the of Astras of power have been protected by a group called the Brahmānsh since Ancient Vedic times. The most powerful of these Astras, named after the most powerful weapon of the Gods, is the Brahmāstra. A mysterious dark force is trying to wake the Brahmāstra, threatening the universe we know today.
In Brahmāstra: Part One - Shiva, Ranbir Kapoor plays the titular hero where he learns of his mysterious connection to the Brahmānsh and the Brahmāstra. Shiva discovers the truth both about his own destiny as a divine hero and about the great power that dwells within him, the power of Fire.
Ayan Mukerji, the writer, director and creator of the franchise, hopes that this new film will resonate with both Indian audiences and audiences around the world. He said: "Brahmāstra’ is an original film, and I feel very proud of what we have accomplished here."
Audiences worldwide will be able to enjoy the movie, with five languages available for viewers: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada, with other subtitled and dubbed options also available.