Ayan Mukerji On Brahmastra: “It Is Not A Superhero Film”

‘Indian roots, gods and history’ helped Ayan Mukerji create ‘Brahmastra’ (Photo Credits: Instagram, Poster)

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji is all set for the release of his upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’, which he insists is not a superhero film, but a fictionalized version of the director’s “modern version” of something out of a myth. trying to write.

‘Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva’ stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni.

,brahmastra‘ is a three-part film franchise and marks the beginning of India’s first original universe, the Astraverse. It is a new original cinematic universe inspired by concepts and stories deeply rooted in Indian mythology but set in the modern world.

Talking about whether he is a superhero nerd and how he took inspiration to make such a massive film, Ayan told IANS: “I am not a superhero nerd. I like ‘Avengers’ and ‘Spiderman’ ‘ like some superhero movies… I’m not the biggest fan of superheroes.

“I would like to say that I am more of a fantasy film fan. And I honestly think ‘Brahmastra’ is not a superhero film. It is not about wearing a costume and saving people.”

The 38-year-old filmmaker, who previously starred in ‘Wake Up Sid!’ He has directed films like And ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ has leaned towards fantasy.

“This (‘brahmastra‘) is just a fictional epic story with a lot of dramatic scope and somehow, it’s a fictionalized version of me trying to write my own modern version of something out of a myth. Like the realm that myth has but in a modern way. ,

The director says he draws inspiration from “gods and goddesses” among many other things related to Indian culture.

“I am perhaps more influenced by things of Indian origin, by our gods and goddesses, by stories from Indian history, perhaps by superheroes. It is the combination of those influences that impressed me in this film. ,

Backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and others, the film is scheduled to release on 9 September 2022. The trailer of the film is going to come on June 15. It is one of the most awaited movies of Bollywood.

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