Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated Bollywood films of the year. The Ayan Mukerji directorial featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy and more is a fantasy adventure film inspired by Indian mythology. In a new video, Mukerji breaks down the “astras”, concept art and the film’s plot.
Explaining the film’s concept, Ayan Mukerji said, “We have been building the foundations of a universe based on the concept of astras called the Astraverse.”
Opening up about the story, he revealed, “It begins with an image from a mystical time in ancient India where a group of sages are performing deep meditation deep in the Himalayas. For their meditation, the sages are blessed with the light of the universe. The most powerful and the most pure energy there is – Brahm Shakti. From this Brahm Shakti, astras are born, astras that have within them all the different energies found in nature.”
He then introduces the Jalastra, Pawanastra, Agnyastra, Vanarstra, Nandi Astra and the Brahmastra which is the lord of all the other astras.