Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva’ set the cash counters ringing at the box office this weekend. The film which opened to much hype and anticipation on Friday, had a record-breaking start at the ticket windows.
According to the director, the film earned an estimated Rs 75 crore gross on its first day at the worldwide box office. Of the huge sum earned, Rs 31 crore is believed to be the total collection from just the Indian markets.
Ayan proudly made the announcement on his social media handle and shared a poster of the same. He also wrote a big ‘thank you!’ to all the fans who came out in large numbers to watch the film.
The fantasy film that was made on a budget of over Rs 400 crore, is now looking to enter the Rs 100 crore club within its first weekend.
Mukerji, in a statement, said that he envisioned the film in a way that would challenge the limits of Indian cinema.
He said, “The idea of Brahmastra was ploughed into my mind way before I even realised it. I grew up listening to the stories of Indian history and mythology and was always fascinated by them. I wanted to create a story that was deeply rooted in Indian spiritual history but also had modern twists and turns.
“Inspired by many movies that brought fantasy worlds to life, I envisioned creating the world of Brahmastra in a way that would challenge the limits of Indian cinema. Namit and his teams were an integral part of this journey and have worked hard alongside me to bring this adventure film to life. The relentless work of his team and the hard work of the entire team and cast of Brahmastra has allowed us to bring to the audience, a film like never before.”
‘Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva’ boasts over 4500 VFX shots, making it a potential record holder for the most visual effects in any film globally.
The movie released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada boasts of an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. Source