Tickets are on sale now for Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva, the blockbuster opening chapter in India’s first original cinematic universe, the Āstraverse, arriving in theaters September 9. Inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from India’s ancient history yet set in the modern world, Brahmāstra: Part One— Shiva is an epic story of fantasy, adventure, love, and hope, told using cutting-edge technology and never-seen-before visual spectacle. The grand adventure features a stellar ensemble cast of some of India’s most beloved actors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni.
Set in modern-day India, the narrative is woven around the existence of Astras of power that 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. The new film sees hero Shiva (Kapoor) journey into this magical world of Astras 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.
As the creator of this universe, writer-director Ayan Mukerji feels that Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva is just the beginning for genre-defining storytelling. Brahmāstra is an original film, and I feel very proud of what we have accomplished here,” Mukerji says. “I feel India and audiences globally will embrace the film.”
Produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures, Brahmāstra: Part One—Shiva will release theatrically in Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. In southern India, celebrated filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, best known for his action and fantasy epic, will present the movie.