The Astraverse has a new home.
Hulu announced it will be the exclusive U.S. streaming destination for the biggest Hindi film of the year, "Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva." The visual spectacle, the first in a planned trilogy, will be available Friday, Nov. 4, in both its theatrical Hindi and an English dubbed version for the very first time.
Watch the date announcement video here.
Synopsis: "Brahmāstra" – the Trilogy” is a three-part film franchise and the beginning of India’s first original universe, The Astraverse.
It is a new original cinematic universe inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from Indian history, but set in the modern world, with epic storytelling of fantasy, adventure, good vs. evil, love and hope; all told using cutting-edge technology and never-seen-before visual spectacles.
Our story is set in modern-day India, against the premise of a secret society called the Brahmānsh; who generation after generation have protected many divine “Astras” (weapons) that were created in ancient India, and safeguarded from the eyes of the world.
The most powerful and the most deadly amongst these divine weapons – the lord of all the other Astras – named after the most powerful weapon of the Gods, the Brahmāstra – is now waking up. And it threatens to completely destroy the universe we know today.
"Brahmāstra Part One" is the story of Shiva – a young man and our protagonist, who is on the brink of an epic love, with a girl named ... Isha. But their world is turned upside down, because Shiva learns that he has a mysterious connection to the Brahmāstra ... and a great power within him that he doesn’t understand just yet – the power of Fire.
In this movie, we experience Shiva’s adventures as he journeys into the world of Astras and in turn, discovers his destiny as the divine hero of the universe.
Cast members include Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. "Brahmāstra Part One" was written and directed by Ayan Mukerji. It was produced by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures.