Feb. 24, 2023

Salty Nerd Reviews: Brahmastra Part One: SHIVA

Salty Nerd Reviews: Brahmastra Part One: SHIVA

Is Brahmastra Part One: Shiva Bollywood's version of Star Wars? Join the Salty Nerds as we discuss our latest venture into International Film - particularly Indian cinema. 

Brahmastra, a 2019 Indian film directed by Ayan Mukerji, is the TOTALLY original story of Shiva, a young man who discovers he has magical powers and is destined to save the world from an ancient evil force. (Wow, we've definitely never heard that one before!)  Along with his love interest, Isha, and a group of allies, Shiva sets out on a perilous adventure to find the three pieces of the Brahmastra, because of course, the fate of the world depends a young poor boy to stop a powerful weapon. In a plot that's the classic "Hero's Journey" (like Star Wars), Brahmastra's hero, Shiva, follows in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker, as a young and untrained hero who must go on a quest to save the world from the forces of evil.  But instead of finding the Death Star plans, he's looking for the Brahmastra. And just like in Star Wars, there's a strong-willed heroine, Isha, who plays an important role in the adventure. There also may be an evil version of Princess Leia, but that remains to be seen.  At least there's no version of Rey Palpatine and her identity stealing shenanigans (yet).  

Oh, and the main villain is super scary and powerful, just like Darth Vader.  Only this villain's name is Dave.  (er, it's spelled Dev, but pronounced Dave.  Scary!) 

And of course, because no epic adventure is complete without a mentor figure, Brahmastra has it's own version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who helps guide Shiva on his quest. Because who doesn't love another wise old mentor after Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Qui-Gon Jinn?  

What is your Brahmastra part 1: Shiva review?  Did you love it?  Hate it?  Are you liking Indian cinema as much as we are?  Let us know on our Discord server which you can join for free here:  http://www.saltynerddiscord.com

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