Verdict: Film Critics have given Mixed Reviews to Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva Movie Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna Akkineni.
Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva Reviews
Ratings: 5.8/10

Score: 62%
Reviews Counted: 34
: 21 | : 13

Read Bollywood Hindi Brahmastra Movie Reviews.
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji
Writer: Ayan Mukerji
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: 9 September 2022

Rachana Dubey | Times of India: 3.5/5
The line between great and good lies in a believable, character-led story that emotionally engages you. The most imaginative worlds created by cinema’s geniuses eventually rely on the writing to keep everything else glued perfectly in their places ... Full Review

Sonil Dedhia | News18: 3.5/5
A solid and satisfying watch, a well-crafted film and an honest vision of Ayan Mukerji that needs to applauded. The film is a visual feast which needs to be watched on the big screen ... Full Review

Sagar Tetali | Film Companion: - | 2.5/5
Superficial Fun, But Instantly Forgettable. I have little investment in the world it teases or its mythic weapons — if there’s a sequel, I will be hard pressed to remember what happened in the first film ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 2/5
An Over-Engineered Misfire. The first part of Ayan Mukerji’s superhero trilogy feels like a foreign interpretation of Indian legend ... Full Review

Deepanjana Pal | Film Companion: - | 2.5/5
All Flash and No Fire. The good news is that there’s a lot of VFX and it’s dazzling. Just focus on that and don’t look for a coherent story ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: 5/5
Ayan Mukerji’s direction is splendid. He has made a unique film for the Hindi film-going audience and has complemented the high-on-visual-effects drama with a heart-touching story, juxtaposing both beautifully ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 1.5/5
Despite all those non-stop computer graphics, the opulence of the sets, the starry array, the film’s commitment to its subject, we never really buy into it completely ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
Ambitious and entertaining. On the acting front, Ranbir and Alia achieve the impossible: they ensure that Shiva and Isha are always believable even as the goings-on around them are beyond fantastic ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 2.5/5
Boasts of powerful visuals, performances, a terrific first half, and superior VFX. However, the second half is weak, mainly due to flawed writing. At the box office, it will open huge due to the immense curiosity surrounding the movie ... Full Review

Taran Adarsh: 2/5
DISAPPOINTING. #Brahmāstra is a king-sized disappointment… High on VFX, low on content [second half nosedives]… #Brahmāstra could’ve been a game changer, but, alas, it’s a missed opportunity… All gloss, no soul ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 4/5
Brahmastra has pro-level VFX bundled with enough mythology to keep things interesting. It contains everything that the best-looking Indian film should have with some obvious flaws ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2/5
Pretty people, flashy but repetitive SFX, boring – oh so boring – mumbo jumbo. In the absence of relatable human equations, all the talk about astra and doom in Brahmastra sounds like mumbo jumbo, which gets extremely boring after a while ... Full Review

India Today: 3.5/5
Brahmastra is a gentle reminder that India too isn’t behind in the VFX game and has some of the best work in this genre. Ayan’s message of love defeating darkness and despair couldn’t come at a better time! Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is a visual feast worth your time. Don’t skip this one ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3/5
Brahmastra is a work of star-struck ambition and high-octane energy whose razzle-dazzle hits many happy notes ... Full Review

DNAIndia: 3/5
All said and done, Brahmastra is grand, has all the tropes of mega Bollywood projects, and is enthralling. It’s something new. If X-Men or Avengers can be given a chance then Brahmastra too deserves your attention ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: - | 3/5
A kinder, gentler spectacle. Brahmastra has its flaws and its debts, but the bigger question is: will audiences go for a spectacle that's all warmth and soft edges? ... Full Review

Deccan Herald: 2.5/5
'Love Storiyan' ruin stunning VFX. 'Brahmastra' doesn't offer a wholesome experience because it forgets other key elements required to build a fantasy world ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 3.5/5
Watch the film for its visual appeal and for the burning chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. It's a sheer delight in terms of the visual splendour it offers ... Full Review

Courtney Howard | Variety: 3/5
Though the story is occasionally overcomplicated and the spectacle excites and exhausts in equal measure (as even Marvel movies do), it’s a wildly entertaining jump start to a planned trilogy ... Full Review

Jagran: 2.5/5
पिछले कुछ समय से हिंदी फिल्‍मों में प्रेम कहानी होती है, लेकिन प्रेम अगन नहीं होती। यहां भी ईशा और शिवा की प्रेम कहानी है, लेकिन स्‍क्रीन पर देखते हुए रोमांस और प्रेम की अनुभूति नहीं होती। इसकी वजह कमजोर स्‍क्रीन प्‍ले है। ... Full Review

ABP Live: 3/5
शानदार VFX के लिए देख सकते हैं रणबीर-आलिया की फिल्म, कुछ ऐसा दिखेगा जो पहले बॉलीवुड में नहीं दिखा ... Full Review

Zoom TV: 4/5
Delivers on the promise it made but is not flawless ... Full Review

Business Today: 3/5
All things and flaws considered, the vision for Brahmastra is astounding, and not easily seen in Indian cinema. And good part is that they still have two instalments to go to fix their mistakes! ... Full Review

The Week: 1/5
A disappointing fantasy drama laced with Hindu mythology. Alia Bhatt's striking performance could not save film from falling flat ... Full Review

Shomini Sen | WIONews: - | 3/5
Ayan Mukerji's labour of love may not have a coherent story but VFX makes up for the flaws in the film. It also showcases crackling chemistry between its lead pair- Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5
The visual treat alone is worth the prove of admission for Brahmastra twice over. The dialogues and romance could've been streamlined, but the fantasy world and folklore that draw you in are enough to ensure that hardly anybody should walk out of the theatre saying that they didn't have a good time ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | News9 Live: 2.5/5
Fantasy epic is confused, chaotic, juvenile. Take the ill-placed songs, the tease of more A-list cameos, and the chaotic showdowns away from Brahmastra Part One – Shiva, and there is no film ... Full Review

Great Andhra: 2.5/5
Overall, “Brahmastra Part One” is neither an exceptional extravaganza nor an outright disappointment. It swings in between. It is ambitious but doesn’t get it entirely right and turns out to be an average fare ... Full Review

Times Now: - | 3/5
Overall, Brahmastra is an experience that works for its visual effects, but definitely not for its story. It's an ambitious film with love and light at its core ... Full Review

Free Press Journal: 2.5/5
With a runtime of 166 minutes, Ayan Mukerji has completely wasted his screenplay by overdoing the romance between real-life couple Ranbir-Alia ... Full Review

Mike McCahill | The Guardian: - | 3/5
Mukerji brings a peppy, wide-eyed spirit to the superhero-movie model, adorning tried-and-tested arcs and beats with workable Pritam songs, ravishing colours and gorgeous people ... Full Review

123 Telugu: 2.75/5
Brahmastra is a passable action drama that has an interesting backdrop. The valuation of Astras and their universe looks interesting but the narration is haphazard. The love story is dull and the VFX is overdone. However, the film has moments of intrigue for the audience due to its storyline and grandeur making it a passable watch this weekend ... Full Review

Newsbytes App: 3.5/5
Visual extravaganza that soars above its glaring flaws. A mythological drama or a rom-com? First half painfully meanders ... Full Review

The News Minute: 3/5
A grand spectacle minus originality. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the film constantly tries to make your jaw drop to the floor with the visual effects, but since we never empathise with the characters on screen, it remains a distant spectacle ... Full Review