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Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva

Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva

The God of all elements.Sep. 09, 2022India167 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

I’ll say it right now: Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva is the best Indian film I’ve ever seen. Sure, it’s only been in theatres for a week or so, but that’s enough time for me to capture my initial thoughts on film and share them with you before the hype train departs. .

Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva – A movie review

In the beginning of the film, there is a visual passage that takes us through the birth of the universe. Then, it quickly jumps to about 2300 years ago and shows Krishna trying to stop Kamsa from destroying his people. It is an unconventional way to start a film that many people might find hard to digest. Yet, it manages to illustrate two crucial aspects of Hinduism at its very core.

What I liked about this film

The simplicity of the story and narration took me back to the time when India was not as influenced by Western thoughts. There is a sense of pride, contentment, and community in this film that cannot be found in any other.

As with most Indian films, Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva leaves you on an emotional high note.

What I didn’t like about this film

This film was a difficult one to make an overall assessment on. I appreciated that the backstory was told through text and pictures, as opposed to endless expository dialogue. That said, there were a few things about this film that I didn’t like. For one, the pacing was off in the first half hour of the film. We jumped from scene to scene without any real narrative momentum.

My rating of the film

I found this film to be insightful. I liked how it incorporated multiple religions and showed the dialogue they had together. It was interesting to see the parallels that exist between Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. I felt like some of the scenes were over-exaggerated or directed to evoke certain emotions, but other than that, it is a good film worth watching. I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars in general.

Personal rating factors and ratings of things such as acting, music, cinematography, plot and originality

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After being intrigued by the first teaser, I was excited to watch the film. The story revolves around a newly wed couple who are trying to live a peaceful life but are surrounded by political corruption and sectarianism. While they have the support of their friends and family, outside forces use terrorism to try and control them. Despite an engaging start, Brahmāstra falters in its execution as it tries to tackle many issues at once with little attention or explanation given to any of them.

Final thoughts on Brahmāstra

I enjoyed watching Brahmāstra, because it challenged the gender norms and expectations I see every day. It was insightful to understand the Indian culture and their lifestyle. Overall, I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars, because there were a few distracting scenes.

Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva
Original title ब्रह्मास्त्र पहला भाग: शिवा
IMDb Rating 5 4,167 votes
TMDb Rating 5 7 votes

Director

Ayan Mukerji
Director

Cast

Alia Bhatt isIsha Chatterjee
Isha Chatterjee
Mouni Roy isJunoon
Junoon
Nagarjuna Akkineni isArtist (Anish Shetty)
Artist (Anish Shetty)
Shah Rukh Khan isScientist (Mohan Bhargav)
Scientist (Mohan Bhargav)
Dimple Kapadia isSavitri Devi
Savitri Devi

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