Ayan Mukherji’s fantasy action-adventure film Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva, which was released on September 9, went on to become a blockbuster. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer earned Rs 431 crore at the worldwide box office despite the call for a boycott on social media.
The film, which serves as the first installment of a planned trilogy, became the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022 surpassing the lifetime collection of The Kashmir Files. Even though the boycott call did not have any impact on the film’s business, now several netizens regret not watching the film in cinemas.
The reaction from netizens, who called for the boycott of Bollywood, came after Brahmastra was released on Disney+ Hotstar after a long wait. Twitter is abuzz with hundreds of tweets from the micro-blogging platform users saying that they shouldn’t have followed the boycotted brigade and should have watched in theatres.
A netizen wrote, “Wow. #Brahmastra is an incredible movie, both visually & concept-wise. Wish I had been able to watch it in theaters. First time I’ve watched a movie at home without picking up my phone in years. I cannot WAIT for part 2…..whenever that will be.”
While another user tweeted, “Today Early morning I watched half Brahmastra, will complete in the night today. This is a good movie and talked about ancient Hindu Culture, Varanasi, Shiv Mandir, etc all good. I feel sorry for boycotting such a good movie. I should have avoided it. It’s Indian Avengers #Sorry”. Take a look at some more reactions on Twitter:
Wow. #Brahmastra is an incredible movie, both visually & concept-wise. Wish I had been able to watch it in theaters. First time I’ve watched a movie at home without picking up my phone in years. I cannot WAIT for part 2…..whenever that will be. #BrahmastraOnHotstar #Bollywood pic.twitter.com/LdK4jHrSL7
— SophiaQ (@SophiaAQ) November 5, 2022
Today Early morning I watched half Brahmastra
will complete in the night today
This is a good movie and talked about ancient Hindu Culture
Varanasi, Shiv Mandir etc all good
I feel sorry for boycotting such a good movie
I should have avoided it
— Revolutionary Raja Ram for Tax & Economic Reforms (@abhishekrajaram) November 4, 2022
— srikanth (@srikant60703973) November 5, 2022
Popular Request: Re-release #Brahmastra for idiots like me who listened to the bad reviews and didn’t watch it in the theatres! What a movie!#AliaBhatt #RanbirKapoor #AyanMukherji #NagarjunaAkkineni #MouniRoy #AmitabhBachchan #ShahRukhKhan and everyone else too.
— Hiram (@hiram_vasi) November 5, 2022
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) November 5, 2022
Can someone explain why everyone shat on #Brahmastra soo much. The level of animation and more so telling a story through that animation is next level. Feel like it got more hate than it deserved.#Disney #Hotstar
— Akash Metawala (@akashmetawala) November 5, 2022
#brahmastraboxoffice wonderful 3D movie….Twilight of Indian cinema…A true romantic Love Story of Indian cinema or Titanic like love story.. Alia looked gorgeous n stunning…n Ranbir my all time favourite…Big B The gr8.. Love you all… @ranbirkapooron -faltu-me-boycott-ki
— Sunil Sharma (@sunilsharmaIIM) November 7, 2022
Meanwhile, filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has shared that he intends to release the sequel Brahmastra Part Two: Dev as a Christmas release in 2025 and the threequel in 2026. Fans are now eagerly waiting for the films.
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