Brahmastra to get a global theatrical release!
Brahmastra Part One is a fantasy adventure film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Disney will release Shiva in theatres all across the world. After the House of Mouse finalised its takeover of Fox in 2019, one of the film’s production firms, Fox Star Studios, which is also the distributor, is now controlled by the House of Mouse.
Ayan Mukerji, who previously directed and co-wrote Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Dimple Kapadia, and Nagarjuna Akkineni in prominent parts. It’s the first of a series — a trilogy, to be exact — and is believed to represent the beginning of a new cinematic world dubbed the Astraverse, similar to Disney’s own Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Although Indian films are distributed internationally, Brahmastra is certainly going to garner a lot more attention and eyes than most Indian films due to Disney’s sponsorship and massive marketing apparatus that has made brands like Marvel and Pixar such worldwide blockbusters. According to Deadline, the studio has also put it on its domestic (North American) roster. The film will compete with other Disney releases such as Thor: The Dark World, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
For the past seven years, Brahmastra has been in the works. Alia and Ranbir, the film’s major stars, married earlier this year, and their romance began when they were filming Brahmastra. The film is also supported by Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures, in addition to Fox Star Studios. On September 9, it will be published in five Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
“Apart from being my best friend and my favourite director, Ayan has worked on this film for six years. He is going to spend the next 10 years of his life on this trilogy. So when the first part is complete, the audience will know it’s not the end. That is something really exciting for me as an actor.” Ranbir remarked in a 2018 interview with Mid-Day.