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Brahmastra Part 1 Shiva review: A reel of reviews

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva, the first Astra-verse of India, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles.

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Brahmastra Part 1 Shiva

The much-delayed Ayan Mukerji’s film Brahmastra starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor is finally out in theatres for the audience to watch. The film was released on Friday and ever since the cinema lovers have bombarded the internet with their reactions.

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva, the first Astra-verse of India, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles. There’s also a surprise for all Shah Rukh Khan fans as the superstar has a cameo role in the film.

The fantasy adventure film revolves around Shiva who is on his journey of self-discovery and search for love. During his journey, he comes across his powers and evil forces that are a threat to human existence.

Written and directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmstra Part 1: Shiva has been produced by Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Ayan Mukerji, Apoorva Mehta, Marijke Desouza, and Namit Malhotra.

The film is finally out on the silver screen and so are the reviews on social media. Let’s have a look at what critics have to say about the Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor starter.

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Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva review by The Hindu

Reviewed by Anuj Kumar, Brahmastra’s writing turned out to be its biggest drawback with all the hype over Indian mythology just being a cosmetic cover.

“The biggest drawback of the film is its writing. All the hype over Indian mythology is just a cosmetic cover; the makers come across as fanboys of the Marvel universe. And, in a double whammy, the link with heritage perhaps restricts them from employing clever twists and self-referential humour,” reviewed The Hindu.

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva review by Hindustan Times

For Monika Rawal Kukreja, the Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor starrer is a like watching a video game and a heady blend of Hindu mythology and sci-fi.

“Watch Brahmastra because it’s not every day that Bollywood churns out a film on this grand scale, with top-class VFX and creates a mystical universe that we only see in the West or closer home in the south film industry. And given that it’s a planned trilogy, you’d be already left craving for a part two sooner,” reviewed Hindustan Times.

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva review by The Indian Express

In her review, Shubhra Gupta wrote that despite of the non-stop VFX and Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor’s razzle-dazzle, the film failed to entertain.

“Films so stuffed with special effects need to maintain a balance between parts which are meant to blow us away with their wares, and the parts which allow it to slow down and breathe. The VFX is non-stop (at one point, a troll-like army appears, and disappears), the blaring music keeps wanting to bludgeon us into submission, and we are left yearning for magic,” reviewed The Indian Express.

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva review by NDTV

Saibal Chatterjee rated 3 out of 5 stars to Ayan Mukerji’s film. In his review, he said the film is a high-octane blend of generic Hollywood conventions and predictable Bollywood tics.

“Brahmastra takes the devices of the superhero flick as we know them and stirs them up in a way that isn’t entirely potboiler-style derivative, which is quite a feat given that it is primarily intent on rustling up a maximalist universe where everything is designed to dazzle the audience into willing submission,” reviewed NDTV.

Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva review by The Free Press Journal

Rohit Bhatnagar gave 2.stars our of 5 to the long-awaited film.

“With the runtime of 166 minutes, Ayan has completely wasted his screenplay by overdoing the romance between real-life couple Ranbir-Alia. The film looks like one pretext book that led to their marriage,” reviewed The Free Press Journal.

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Bigg Boss 16: Manya Singh calls Sreejita ‘just a TV actor’, host Salman Khan reacts | WATCH

This year Salman Khan will host the Weekend Ka Vaar on Fridays and Saturdays, unlike other seasons.

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Sreejita De and Manya Singh

Bigg Boss 16 kick-started on October 2 and the show has already seen multiple fights. Former Miss India second runner-up Manya Singh irked the audience after she made derogatory remarks against the TV actor Sreejita.

During an argument, Singh called Sree just a TV actor and fans are definitely not happy with this. Singh said she was the ambassador for the country and Sree is just an evil TV actress. Colors TV dropped a new promo of the first Weekend Ka Vaar with Salman Khan wherein the actor reacted to the fight and schooled Manya Singh for the same.

Khan could be heard saying according to Manya, she is the best and the other contestants are junk.

Watch the promo here:

For the unversed, this year Salman Khan will host the Weekend Ka Vaar on Fridays and Saturdays, unlike other seasons. The episode will be called Shukrvaar Ka Vaar.

Former Femina Miss India Manya Singh hogged the headlines before entering the show after she opened up about her struggles in the industry. She did not get roles or advertisements due to her dark skin colour, Singh had said.

On the other hand, Sreejita De rose to prominence with her role as Mukta in the popular TV show Uttaran which was the longest-running serial on Colors TV.

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The 16th season of the most controversial reality shows Bigg Boss is winning hearts already. This year, celebrities like Sajid Khan, Tina Datta, Shaheen Bhanot, Ankit Gupta, Nirmit Kaur Ahluwalia, Priyanka Chaudhary, Sumbul Touqueer Khan, Gautam Vig, Abdu Rozik, Shiv Thakare, Manya Singh, and Sreejita De have created a lot of buzz on social media within a week.

The show is also facing backlash due to the Me Too accused filmmaker Sajid Khan’s participation. Several public figures including Sona Mohapatra spoke about it on social media.

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Ayushmann Khurrana posts new teaser from his upcoming movie, fans admire Sheebha Chaddha | Watch

Doctor G is follows the character of Uday Gupta who finds himself as the lone male student in the Gynaecology department.

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Doctro G

On 7th October, Actor, Ayushmann Khurrana, on his social media posted a video teaser from his upcoming movie Doctro G. The caption of the social media post read that Doctor G is just like Sweets made of ghee, which is sweet, soft, but comes with a lot of guilt.

In the short teaser, Ayushmann can be heard saying that he will not opt for gynaecologist to which Sheebha Chadha, who is playing his mother, can be seen saying that you should be happy that you didn’t get to be the pathology doctor.

Sheebha further states and uses the analogy of a sweet made of ghee where she says if sweet made of ghee is not the appropriate shape, it will still be called a sweet. She adds that similarly the case for being a doctor is the same as the the tag of doctor will be at the forefront and the expertise of the doctor won’t matter.

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Many fans after the drop fo the video came forward and showed their excitement and love for the actor as well as the movie. One user came forward and appreciated the funny dialogue writing as they reiterated the a Doctor will always have the tag of a doctor.

Another user also came forward and showed appreciation for Sheebha Chaddha as they wrote that Sheebha Chaddha will always be the best casting for the role of a mother, implying at how well the actor is able to translate her motherly sarcasm and vibe to the role.

Doctor G is follows the character of Uday Gupta who finds himself as the lone male student in the Gynaecology department. The movie is supposed to be a comedy drama genre and from the looks of it, the movie has a big anticipated release coming.

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The film is helmed by Anurag Kashyap’s sister, Anubhuti Kashyap and stars Rakul Preet Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana and Shefali Shah among others. The movie is set to hit the floors on 14th October and trailer of the movie was released few weeks ago.

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APN entertainment blog, October 6: Kareena Kapoor Khan starts shooting her next film with filmmaker Hansal Mehta

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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Thursday shared the first look for her next film with the filmmaker Hansal Mehta. The actor is currently shooting in London along with the cast. In the first look shared by Khan, she could be seen donning a long trench coat and a pair of boots and standing with a suitcase.


Kamal Haasan on Thursday backed filmmaker Vetrimaaran’s statement that Raja Raja Cholan was not a Hindu King. During a press conference, Haasan agreed with the statement and added that there was no term for called Hindu religion during the Chola era.


Alia Bhatt on Thursday dropped a string of heart-warming pictures from her baby shower that took place on October 5. In the pictures, Alia could be seen dressed in a yellow Anarkali suit while Ranbir opted for a pastel pink kurta.

The baby shower was attended by both the Bhatt and Kapoor family including Shaheen Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Akanksha Ranjan, and others.


Ravi Shankaran’s film Phone Bhoot is all set to entertain fans super soon. The trailer of the comedy film will be out on October 10. Its stars Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi dropped the motion poster of Phone Bhoot on Thursday.


After a smashing performance in the web series Arya, Sushmita Sen is back to woo her fans with her next film. The actor on Thursday unveiled the first look as the transgender activist Gauri Sawant for Taali.

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Sen could be seen donning a red bindi with a fierce look.

Have a look at the first look of Taali here:

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