Confirmed - Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhat, pushed to Summer 2020, VFX needs time
The superhero fantasy film was earlier scheduled to arrive on Christmas, this year
The release of Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra has been deferred from Christmas, this year, to Summer 2020. In an official statement, director Ayan Mukerji said that the film’s VFX team needs more time to complete the project and hence the makers have decided to push the release to next year. However, the exact release date will only be announced when they are “absolutely certain” about when it will arrive on screens, he added.
Brahmastra stars Ranbir Kapoor in the role of a disc jockey who becomes a superhero and gets embroiled in an inter-galactic battle. Produced by Dharma Productions, the big-budget film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy, and Dimple Kapadia.
Read Ayan's full statement here -
“Brahmastra is a dream that began for me 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, characters, and emotions, but also in terms of visual and visual effects.
It’s been a long road trying to achieve this vision. When we broke the logo for Brahmastra at Kumbh (Mela), we were excited that the end of that road was in sight… Christmas 2019…the date we announced for the release of the movie.
But in the past few weeks, I have learnt that all the teams working on the movie, led by my VFX teams, need more time in order to get the VFX right, to get the sound and music right, and eventually to get the film right.
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 officially once we are absolutely certain of the date.
I believe that the extra time going into making the movie is essential to achieve the dream of Brahmastra, and I really hope that we make up for the delay by giving our movie-loving country something they can really love and feel proud of…”