Brahmastra: Part One Shiva directed and written by Ayan Mukherji has finally got released recently on September 9, 2022, after a long wait. It has been the talk of the town since its announcement for several reasons, starting from the story, the cast, the budget, and everything in between and beyond. The fantasy, adventure, and action-based movie star some of the most renowned and established actors in the film fraternity which includes Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mouni Roy. The movie also gave birth to the most talked about couple now that is Alia and Ranbir. The film is a debut production of Ayan along with Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir, and Marijke Desouza.
This part of the movie is the first installment of the trilogy which had to go through a lot of hurdles before the final release which included delays because of Covid. This film happens to be made on a huge budget which in turn makes it one of the most expensive movies ever made in the Indian film industry. The trailer, the poster, and the intro of the film itself raised expectations among the fans as they were done on a massive scale. And now when the film as mentioned earlier has been released it seems that it has met the expectations of many as it has garnered lots of positive reviews both from the viewers and the critics.
Considering the whole hype, good reviews, and the release, we thought that why don’t we have some movies like this one covering different categories in which the film falls because we know that now since many of you have already seen the film. Many are about to see the film you might get into this zone and would like to watch more movies like this. Therefore, in today’s article, we are sharing a collection of films that cover sci-fi, mythology, romance, and fantasy like Brahmastra which you might want to watch or rewatch. They might not be the same as this movie but they cover the genres that we mentioned and you can enjoy them at your own pace and free time. So, without taking any more time, start scrolling and reading the article now to find out which movies we have included in the list, and then select the ones that you are going to watch.
12 Movies Like Brahmastra
Movies that we thought, you would want to watch and enjoy after watching the most awaited and now released film Brahmastra which is the first part of the trilogy and a part of Astraverse includes old and new movies that many of you might have already seen. So let us know whether you like the list or not and if you have any more names that can be added to the list then let us know through your comments so that we can include them next time.
1. Ra One
The simple reason to include this option in our list today is the sci-fi element that both Brahmastra and Ra One share. The movie stars Kareena Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma, and many more. The film has been directed by Anubhav Sinha who also created the story. The film was released in 2011. And happens to be a superhero movie born out of a motion sensor game. Here the villain seems more powerful than the hero and has escaped the virtual world.
Now, in the real world, the villain is trying to destroy everything and because of this, the hero named G.One had to be brought out of the game as well so that he can save the world. From the character name itself, you can understand that the names have been modernized but the characters are inspired by Indian mythologies like Ra. One originates from Ravan depicting the devil and destroyer and G.One is inspired by the word Jeevan which means life depicting the savior.
In the film, you will also see a bond between the family, drama, and a relationship between a character from a game and a young boy who is a human and has lost his father. This movie also includes many visual effects making it one of the most popular hit films of the time. This film just like Brahmastra has some amazing songs that are still trendy today be it dance songs, sad songs, or romantic songs. The film has great action scenes with amazing effects and VFX that started a new era in Bollywood films because of the new technological inputs.
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Be it Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish, or Krrish 3 all the movies of this franchise were very special in terms of sci-fi, superheroes, special effects, and actions. Krrish in particular became a massive hit as it was a breakthrough movie in the superhero genre in India. Starring Hritik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha, Sharat Saxena, Manini Mishra, and many more the film follows the story of a man named Krishna who has got special powers from his father who was the main lead in Koi Mil Gaya. He meets a girl named Priya and falls for her which leads to him traveling to Singapore. There he saves a kid from a serious incident and becomes a hero for all the people. He now makes effort to fight Dr. Arya who somehow is linked to his father.
The film has been one of the blockbusters because of its special effects, action, romance, and overall story because it was something new for the audience to experience. Rakesh Roshan-directed movie made a global impact because of the effects it used which to an extent matched Hollywood. The film also has some amazing songs and was nominated for almost all the prestigious awards and bagged most of them home.
3. Baar Baar Dekho
Kala Chashma which is still running as a trend today is from this movie if you have forgotten by chance. Including Baar Baar Dekho in this list was simply because of its sci-fi element with a romantic story. There is no mythology or history but still deserves to be on this list because of the sci-fi element and romance that it shares as a similarity with Brahmastra. The movie directed by Nitya Mehra stars Siddharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Ram Kapoor, Sarika, and many more. This film is also produced by Karan Johar another similarity shared with Brahmastra and Farhan Akhtar. This movie is inspired by a Hollywood movie Click.
The story of this film follows two people named Jai who is a professor of mathematics and Diya who is an artist and both of them have been in love with each other since their childhood. Jai gets a big opportunity as he bags a fellowship at Cambridge but Diya wants to get married which he agrees to but eventually denies as he does not believe in marriage, or rituals. He expresses his wishes to do something in the future but it seems that she will not be in it which breaks her completely. He then gets drunk and passes out because of heavy drinking.
The next day when he wakes up things changes as he finds himself in Thailand married to Diya but does not know of it, followed by finding himself in the year that is 2018, in Cambridge, where Diya is all ready to deliver their baby. He then realizes that he is traveling in time. This continues as the story moves further and a lot of things go down the line but when he gets the chance to correct things, he does and then finally comes back to the real-time he was in and they get married after talking to her. This movie also has some amazing songs and beautiful shots with drama. The time traveling grabs the attention of the audience well.
4. Love Story 2050
Love Story 2050 directed by Harry Baweja stars Priyanka Chopra, Harman Baweja, Boman Irani, Archana Puran Singh, Kurush Deboo, Mehezabeen Sareja, and others. This is yet another sci-fi romantic movie that was released in 2008. This movie is focused on time traveling. A time traveling to a utopic Mumbai of 2050. The movie did not do good and became a flop but got a lot of acclaim for the special effects used in the film. This is the only reason we decided to put this film on the list because we are talking about sci-fi and special effects and this movie does fall into that category. So, if you like you can definitely watch this movie to see the effects used in the film for which it got praised.
5. Bhavesh Joshi
Bhavesh Joshi is another film that we thought, you might want to watch if you haven’t already or want to rewatch. This movie was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and received a lot of praise for every aspect that was presented in the movie. The cast of the film released in 2018 included Harshvardhan Kapoor, Nishikant Kamat, Priyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma, and several others. The film is a superhero movie with an enormous amount of action and follows a man who has now turned into a superhero because of his wish to do something good.
This hero does not have any special power like the ability to fight, go invisible, or anything but the only thing he can do is fight for the right. The film as we shared received positive reviews but still was not able to make a mark at the box office and was not able to reach even the break-even point. But the film is a worthy watch especially when there is a fight for something right, justice, and has a lot of action too. Even though he has a superpower but it is rather internal than something magical.
Another science fiction film that we think should be in this film is Cargo released in 2020. The film is directed by Ararti Yadav and stars Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi as the lead. The storyline has its premises based on a spaceship called Puspak 634a. It includes a scientist named Prahastha who is responsible for after-death changes and transformations, in simple words preparing the dead people for their new birth. He does this with the help of a female astronaut named Yuvishka. It is a very oddly unique dark comedy movie that you might not find easily otherwise. You can watch this for a change from all kinds of special effects and want to experience something different in terms of comedy. The film is not very loud or action-filled but philosophical.
7. Fantastic 4
2015 Fantastic 4 is another movie that we had to include in this list because there are many who have been saying that Brahmastra is loosely inspired by this movie. This is a superhero movie based on the same-named Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Josh Tank directed the film stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake and Nelson, and many others. Now in terms of the similarity with Brahmastra, both movie has special effects, action, and most importantly, the ability to emit fire. Apart from this, the story is different from each other. However, you can give a watch because of the action sequences, this being from MCU comics, and if you like the ability to emit fire from hands.
8. Koi Mil Gaya
Koi Mil Gaya is the movie that has created a new space for Indian cinema altogether. This film made us believe in the concept of aliens and the relationship that can exist between humans and aliens. The film directed by Rakesh Roshan stars Hritik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Rajat Bedi, and many more. It follows a boy named Rohit who has a disability and makes a friend who is an alien. Rohit will make all the effort to protect the alien he has named Jaadu from the police who have come to know about it and want to capture it. Jaadu helps Rohit in various ways and so does Rohit.
This film when released became a massive hit and one of the best movies in Hritik’s list of movies. The film is sci-fi, with action, humor, friendship, and romance. The film also has some amazing songs and amazing performances by the cast who helped in making the film a hit.
Attack part 1 released in 2022, is another film that deserves to be on this list. It is also a sci-fi film starring John Abraham, Rakul Preet, Jacqueline Fernandes, Elham Ehsas, Serena Walia, and many more. This movie uses amazing special effects and has a lot of action, which is obvious as the film is named an attack. Lakshya Raj Anand-directed film has received much acclaim for the special visuals used while getting criticism for the storyline from some. The story talks about a soldier trying to serve his duty to protect the nation from terrorists but that leads to many changes.
Well, this movie does not need any description but still, we will give you a brief. Harry Styles, Kit Harington, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Ma Dong Seok, and many other starring movie Eternals is another movie that we cannot ignore in this list at all. This is an action fantasy film that talks about immortals who have special powers. They are living on Earth in secrecy for years now. They will now come together to fight against Deviants who are a threat. The movie released in 2021 has been directed by Chloe Zhao and got several prestigious nominations along with amazing reviews for all the elements that were present in the film.
11. Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Ishaan Khatter, and many more and directed by Mahesh Mnajrekar, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi is a fantasy comedy film that follows the story of a man who does due to an accident at the wrong time when he had so many responsibilities to take care of that is a huge family whose sole earner is no one but him. He even loved someone and was planning to get married but the accident messed up everything. After dying he meets the death god who seems to be kind, soft and emotional, and quite fashionable, and grants him a chance to go to earth to stop the evil uncle who has the intention to sell the mansion of his family where all the kids and the family live. A lot of things happen to lead to a happy ending which you should find out in the movie.
The last film on the list is Aladin, the Indian version, which is a fantasy comedy film with action and romance. This film is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and the cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandes, and Sanjay Dutt. The film is loosely based on Aladin as it includes a genie, Jasmine, a magic lamp, and Aladin. Things change for Aladin who is left alone in the city after some incident but experiences changes after meeting Jasmine as he falls for him. The film did not do well but since we are talking about fantasy, magic, and special effects, this movie seemed to fall on this list.
At the box office, Brahmastra was able to earn crores but gradually its craze saw a downward graph. Various memes got viral just after the day it was released. However, there were many people who loved watching the film too. Nevertheless, this film proved to bring back the audience to theatres after a long period of time.