Director Ayan Mukerji has announced that due to the incredible work that needs to be done on the VFX of Brahmastra, he is going to delay the release. The epic film starring Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan was set to hit theaters in December. The new release date has not been revealed but they are shooting for the summer of 2020.
A fairy tale that will be told in 3 parts, the first film is currently in post production.
In a letter posted on social media the director explained, “Brahmastra for me is a dream that began in 2011 and I’ve been actively pursuing it since Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani released in 2013. That dream is about creating a movie that offers our country something that’s really new and amazing and next level…in terms of story, character and emotions but also in terms of visual and visual effects.
“It’s been a long, long road to achieve this vision. When we broke the logo for Brahmastra at the Kumbh, we were excited that the end of the road is near, Christmas 2019…the date we announced for the release of the movie. But in the past weeks, I have learnt that teams working on the movie, lead by my VFX teams need more time in order to get the VFX right, to get the sound and music right, to get the film right.”
Adding, “With that in mind, we are moving away from Christmas 2019 as our goal for the release of the movie. Working towards that goal could affect the most important goal which is to create the best possible movie experience that Brahmastra can be! Our release date is now slated for summer 2020 but we will announce this once we are absolutely certain of the date.”
He concluded with, “I believe that the extra time going into making the movie is essential to achieve the dream of Brahmastra, and I really hope we make up for the delay by giving our movie-loving country something they can really love and feel proud of.”
We certainly cant’t wait to experience the magic of the incredible tale of Brahmastra! Watch this space for more!