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This movie was fun to analyse, dissect and interpret as it left so many questions unanswered. It was a brilliant move to leave it at a point where it does.
I watched the latest Bollywood release, Brahmastra. Throughout the movie, we were intrigued by the back story and what’s going to happen next. It’s a very interesting plot bringing in our rich ancient mythology set against the back drop of the 21st century. It is a current love story tied to ancient forces.
A movie needs to be evaluated on it’s story and plot, performances and casting, editing an direction, and not by the banner of the makers or language it’s made in, or even perhaps it being a multi-starer with star kids.
Before we look at what we can expect in the sequel, here’s my review of each of these aspects.
So if you take it as a love story it was decent. Yes, some scenes were over-the-top, but I guess mythology gives you the liberty to make it ‘unreal’. There were some missing links and explanations that were not tied in well at the end, but perhaps that was to leave room for the next part of the trilogy.
I loved the chemistry between the couple, humour thrown in at times, and the beautiful messages interwoven.
Some characters could’ve been better sketched and developed to explain how they are connected to the main plot.
Both the main leads have powerful roles and substantial screen space, perhaps at the cost of the supporting cast that is brilliant but under-utilized. Like the five new recruits being trained by the guru could’ve been given more time to showcase their powers.
Dialogue writing and delivery could’ve been much better. In their attempt to lighten up a heavy subject, they have forced some lines that seem a misfit. If their attempt was to keep it real and current, I felt even in our normal conversations we wouldn’t talk like that!
I personally enjoyed the special effects, and watching it in 3D! I may question the choice of a director for this movie. Someone who has experience in this or related genre may have done it better. The current director does love stories, which is evident here as well. But perhaps not the rest. Again, I’m not an expert, just an audience member stating my opinion.
Overall, it’s a good attempt to weave romance and fantasy together. The movie is entertaining and has all the elements it takes to make a blockbuster. Yes, there are flaws, and I feel it could’ve been better given it’s a new genre and an unexplored subject, but it’s definitely worth a watch in my opinion.
This movie was fun to analyse, dissect and interpret as it left so many questions unanswered. It was a brilliant move to leave it at a point where some characters were not revealed and explanations not given.
That naturally called for a more in-depth analysis where I came up with these theories, explanations, and conjectures on what to expect next –
I feel we have high hopes from part 2, but since it’s a trilogy only by the end of all 3 parts will all these theories get explained.
Tell me in comments what you thought of the movie.
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Prerna Wahi worked in the corporate world for 7 years. In the past few years, she has been a stay-at-home mom. She has been enjoying the new role ever since and likes to read more...
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