"It was a great try but not a successful one."
Erica Fernandes has shared her review of Brahmastra, calling it “a great try but not a successful one”.
Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra released on September 9, 2022.
The actress’ honest review came when she held an Ask Me Anything on Instagram.
One fan asked her if she has watched Brahmastra.
Responding to the fan, Erica wrote on her Instagram Stories:
“Yes, I did. It was a great try but not a successful one.
“It was a film high on VFX which was beautifully done.
“But I wish there were more efforts put into training the actors for this kind of filmmaking and it was not directed by a director whose forte has only been romance.”
While Erica Fernandes was disappointed in the film, she said it was a step in the right direction.
She continued: “Nevertheless, this is a baby step toward making things bigger and better in Bollywood too.
“Everyone learns from their mistakes and I hope some good comes out of this too.
“This is my opinion as clearly everyone is entitled to one.”
Brahmastra stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy.
The film has been a box office success, however, reviews were mixed.
Among the highlights were Mouni Roy’s performance as Junoon and Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo.
However, some criticised the VFX, given that Ayan Mukerji had promised it would rival the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Another negative talking point was Alia Bhatt’s role as Isha, with many stating that she exists just to enable Shiva’s origins.
Audiences pointed out Alia’s lack of dialogue in the film but when she does speak, it usually involves calling out Shiva’s name.
This has led to people trolling the poorly written role.
One person had said: “My only problem with Brahmastra is the dialogue writing.
“It assumes that viewers have no brains. So everything is explained with amateurish dialogues.”
“There is no setup. And Alia Bhatt’s character has no depth. A few hours after meeting Shiva she has decided to dedicate herself.”
A mimic artist named Chandni even poked fun at the role by recreating some of Alia’s dialogue, leaving social media users laughing.
Brahmastra is the first instalment of a trilogy in an all-new cinematic universe called the Astraverse.