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Brahmastra Part One: Shiva

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Epic Bollywood film inspires, entertains; violence, tension.

Movie NR 2022 167 minutes
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age 12+

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age 12+

Brahmastra is a visually dazzling and entertaining film

Brahmastra is visually enchanting with amazing CGI and lovable characters.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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This musical fantasy is a jam-packed extravaganza that offers viewers the best of Bollywood. Audiences who aren't already familiar with Bollywood movies will find Brahmastra Part One: Shiva a good intro thanks to its setup, which has similarities to TV series and films like Avatar: The Last Airbender and the MCU. But the film doesn't merely copy others that came before it -- it quickly shows why Bollywood is unmatched when it comes to spectacle.

Kapoor is fun and charming as Shiva, who has mystical ties to the group of people who control and take care of the Astras of the universe. As his fated love, Isha, Bhatt is very likable; she also manages to turn Isha into less of a female cliché and more of an integral part of the storyline. Roy is believably scary as Junoon, though it's unclear why she's given her life to serve evil. Regardless, she has a menacing presence and proves herself to be a potent force on-screen. Fans of Bollywood will also appreciate seeing legends like Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Dimple Kapadia in the film, effectively passing the torch to a new generation of Bollywood celebrities. Overall, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is an entertaining epic that justifies its near three-hour run time.

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