Brahmastra Part One: Shiva

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, 48% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    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.
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    There are several soft spots in Brahmastra but lack of ambition isn’t one of them.
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    Simon AbramsTheWrap
    Neither the action scenes nor the musical numbers stand out, and none of the characters or their performers transcend their expected roles.
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    Proma KhoslaindieWire
    An ambitious introduction to a mythological cinematic universe with the expected hiccups of building a massive world from scratch. It's an admirable attempt and unmissable theatrical experience for any Bollywood fan.
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    Mike McCahillGuardian
    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.
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    Courtney HowardVariety
    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.
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    Sagar TetaliFilm Companion
    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...
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    Monique JonesCommon Sense Media
    This musical fantasy is a jam-packed extravaganza that offers viewers the best of Bollywood.
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    Devesh SharmaFilmfare
    Watch the film for its visual appeal and for the burning chemistry between Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. A stage has now been set and let's hope Ayan Mukerji doesn't take five years more to bring out the next installment.
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    Nandini RamnathScroll.in
    Brahmastra Part One: Shiva gets the pyrotechnics right but fumbles in creating an emotionally involving alternate reality.
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