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‘Brahmastra’: Basic premise of Ranbir-Alia starrer REVEALED; “It is like ‘The Avengers’ fanchise”

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The film which is the first part of the trilogy will also feature legendary Amitabh Bachchan, south superstar Nagarjuna, Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo appearance while Mouni Roy will be seen playing antagonist. While some details were recently revealed about Nagarjuna’s character in the film, now beans have been spilled about the basic premise of the film itself.

The story of the film revolves around the most powerful weapon and features Ranbir as Shiva, a guy-next door who can emit fire from his hands, Amitabh Bachchan as his guru, and Alia as his love interest, Isha. Nagarjuna plays an archaeologist and is on a mission to restore old temple in Varanasi.

Bollywood Hungama quoted a source close to the development as saying, “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.”

“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,” the source added.

All the principal characters of the film meet for the first time in Varanasi. “It is the place where action kicks off. 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,” the source concluded.

Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra is first in his fantasy trilogy that aims to infuse ancient Indian mythology and science fiction. Ayan had earlier said about the film, “It’s a modern-day film set in India as it exists today. But the reason it’s called Brahmastra is because the energies, wisdom, powers in the film come from ancient India. That’s all I would say. There are some costumes, may be not the way you would expect them to be.”

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