Brahmastra (film)

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Directed by Ayan Mukerji
Produced by Hiroo Johar
Karan Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Written by Ayan Mukerji
Music by Pritam
Distributed by Fox Star Studios
20th Century Fox
Release date
15 August 2019
Country India
Language Hindi

Brahmāstra (Hindi pronunciation: [bɾəʱmaːst̪ɾ]) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy in lead roles.[1]




Producer Karan Johar announced the film via Twitter on 11 October 2017 revealing that it would also be made into a three-part trilogy.[4][5] The preparation for the film started in January 2018.[6] In an interview, Kapoor revealed that Mukerji "has spent six years of his life working really hard to make an original story" and that the trilogy would be made over a period of 10 years[7] and refuted rumours suggesting that it is a romantic superhero film. Instead Kapoor confirmed that the film is a "romantic-fairytale in a supernatural format." and that the film is not something which "doesn’t have truth to it, or which is unbelievable".[8][9] Initially the film's title was rumoured to be Dragon but was later changed to Brahmastra. Director Ayan Mukerji explained that the title 'Brahmastra' "resonates with the “ancient wisdom, energies and power,”.[10] Mukerji also revealed that it is a "contemporary film with ancient elements."[11]

Bachchan revealed his experience with look tests for the film expressing that it is a "tedious job, sticking removing applying de applying and applying again, until some decision is reached"[12] Nagarjuna also confirmed that he would be playing a "pivotal" role.[13]


The principal photography began in February 2018 with the commencement of the first schedule of the film on 24 February 2018. The first schedule of the movie was wrapped up in Bulgaria on 24 March 2018.[14] The second schedule of filming continued in Bulgaria and then London on 8 July 2018.[15], in New York[16] and then in Bulgaria.[17]

Marketing and release[edit]

The film was officially announced in October 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Karan Johar announces his upcoming film trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt". Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Aaglave, Ganesh. "Home Ranbir Kapoor Alia Bhatt Amitabh Bachchan Nagarjuna joins Ranbir, Alia… Nagarjuna joins Ranbir, Alia and Amitabh Bachchan for Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor - Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra gets more exciting as Dimple Kapadia joins Nagarjuna in the movie!". Retrieved 17 July 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Brahmastra: Karan Johar announces fantasy adventure trilogy with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan". Indian Express. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  5. ^ V, Aishwarya (1 December 2017). "Brahmastra: Karan Johar announces trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt". PINKVILLA. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Karan Johar announces commencement of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Brahmastra'". Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  7. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (21 June 2018). "Ranbir Kapoor reveals what to expect from Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra trilogy". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  8. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (21 June 2018). "Ranbir Kapoor reveals what to expect from Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra trilogy". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor: 'Brahmastra' is a romantic-fairytale in a supernatural format". 26 June 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  10. ^ Chauhan, Soumyata (9 June 2018). "Alia Bhatt accidentally leaks her look from 'Brahmastra' - Check out pics". DNA India. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  11. ^ Sharma, Priyanka (14 October 2017). "Ayan Mukerji on Brahmastra: It's a contemporary film with ancient elements". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt prep up for Brahmastra with Amitabh Bachchan". Indian Express. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "Nagarjuna confirms doing Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra, says 'it's impressive'". 12 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  14. ^ Shiksha, Shruti (25 March 2018). "Brahmastra: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor Wrap Up First Schedule Of Film. See Pic". NDTV. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  15. ^ "For Alia Bhatt, Brahmastra schedule in Bulgaria is not all work and no play. Here's how we know". 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  16. ^ Agarwal, Bhavna (23 July 2018). "Brahmastra co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor take a stroll in NYC clicking selfies". Retrieved 26 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Brahmastra actress Alia Bhatt has got new special photographer at Bulgaria, see pics". 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.