Liked Brahmastra: Part One Shiva? Here are 7 other movies you might love

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One of the most ambitious projects of Bollywood, Brahmastra: Part One Shiva has finally released in India on 9th September, and true to expectations, the movie is being loved by old and young alike. The movie has grossed over 250 crores in India and is still running in theatres around the country. The movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles and is all set to premiere on the OTT platform Disney+Hotstar on November 4. The movie has been directed by Ayan Mukherjee.

The movie is the first installment of the trilogy wherein the story revolves around Shiva and Isha. The 2nd part has been announced with the central character named Dev. Part one narrates the story of a young man on the brink of falling in love, whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers he has the power to control fire and a connection to a secret society of guardians.

Since the wait for Part 2 of the Astra Verse is still a long one, here are 7 other movies that you can watch if you liked Brahmastra.

1. Ra One

One major reason for including this movie in the list is the sci-fi element that Ra One shares with Brahmastra. The movie has been directed by Anubhav Sinha who also wrote the story. The movie did not receive a very warm reception when it was released because it was considered well ahead of its time. It has a rating of 4.7 on 10 on the IMDb list. Here are some more details about the movie-

Synopsis- After facing criticism from his son and employer, Shekhar, a gaming programmer creates an invincible virtual character called Ra One. Soon, Ra One enters the real world and kills Shekhar.

  • Release Date- 26 October 2011
  • Starring- Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Armaan Verma, and others
  • Streaming on- Jio Cinema, Zee5, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube
  • Duration- 2 hours 36 minutes
  • Box office collections- 207 crores
  • Language- Hindi

2. Krrish

Krrish was a breakthrough movie in India as it was a breakthrough movie in the superhero genre in India. The film was a blockbuster because of its special effects, action, romance, and overall story because it was something new for the audience. Rakesh Roshan directed the movie and the movie made a global impact due to its special effects. The music of the movie is extremely popular and has a sequel in the pipeline. It has a rating of 6.4 on 10 on the IMDb list. Here are some more details about the movie-

Synopsis- Krrish, a young man with superhuman abilities, falls in love with Priya and goes to Singapore to meet her. When he discovers a shocking truth about his father’s death, he is forced to use his powers.

  • Release date- 23 June 2006
  • Starring- Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, and others
  • Streaming on- SonyLIV
  • Duration- 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Box office collections-126.55 crores
  • Language- Hindi

3. Baar Baar Dekho

The movie has an element of sci-fi with a romantic story of a young couple. The movie doesn’t have any mythology or history but deserves to be on the list because it shares the sci-fi element with Brahmastra. It was directed by Nitya Mehra and received a lukewarm response at the Indian Box Office. The movie was produced by Dharma Productions and was inspired by Hollywood movie Click. It has a rating of 5.3 on 10 on the IMDb list. Here are some more details-

Synopsis-Jai Verma, a math genius, time travels to the future without any control over it. When he realizes the value of life and love, he intends to go back in time and rectify his past mistakes.

  • Release Date- 9 September 2016
  • Starring- Siddharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Ram Kapoor, and others
  • Streaming on- Amazon Prime Video
  • Duration- 2 hours 21 minutes
  • Box Office collections-62.670 crore
  • Language- Hindi

4. Cargo

This sci-fi movie was released in 2019 and was directed by Ararti Yadav. The storyline has its premises based on a spaceship called Pushpak 634a. The movie was released on the OTT platform but got good reviews from the public as well as critics. The movie is neither loud nor action filled but philosophical.  It has a rating of 5.6 on 10 on the IMDb list. Here are more details-

Synopsis- Aboard a spaceship where souls of the deceased are readied for reincarnation, a lone crew member’s rigid existence is disrupted by a spry new assistant.

  • Starring- Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, and others
  • Release Date- 19 October 2019
  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Duration- 1 hour 59 minutes
  • Language- Hindi

5. Koi Mil Gaya

Koi Mil Gaya is where the seeds for Krrish franchise were sown. The movie created a new space for Indian Cinema altogether. It made Indians believe in the concept of aliens and the relationship that can exist between humans and aliens. The movie was directed by Rakesh Roshan and has a rating of 7.1 on 10 on the IMDb list. It has some great performances and music.

Synopsis- Rohit, a youth with a mental disability, befriends an alien. When the police learn about the alien, they try to capture it while Rohit tries his best to protect his new friend.

  • Starring- Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rekha, and others
  • Release Date- 8 August 2003
  • Streaming on-Zee5
  • Duration- 2 hours 51 minutes
  • Box office collections- 823.3 million
  • Language- Hindi

6. Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi

The movie is a fantasy comedy that follows the story of a man who dies due to an accident at the wrong time. It was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and had current-generation actor Ishaan Khattar in a pivotal role. It has a rating of 4.6 on 10 on IMDb Rating. Here are more details-

Synopsis- A man, who has a lot of family responsibilities, meets an untimely death. However, he is granted a week to return to Earth in order to wrap up all his unfinished business.

  • Starring- Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, and others
  • Release Date- 23 December 2005
  • Streaming on- YouTube, Amazon Prime Video
  • Duration- 2 hours 33 minutes
  • Box office collections- 19 crore
  • Language- Hindi

7. Aladin

The Indian version of Aladin is a fantasy comedy with romance. It is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and was based loosely on Aladin as it includes a genie, Jasmine, a magic lamp, and Aladin. The movie did not do very well at the box office but the special effects of the movie were praised alike. It has a rating of 4.7 on 10 on the IMDb list.

Synopsis- A young orphan, Aladin, who gets bullied by his peers, finds a magic lamp that changes his life. Thereafter, he sets off on a series of adventures and uses the lamp to defeat the evil Ringmaster.

  • Starring- Ritesh Deshmukh, Amitabh Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandes, and others
  • Release Date- 30 October 2009
  • Streaming on- Jio Cinema, Voot, Amazon Prime, YouTube
  • Duration- 2 hours 11 minutes
  • Box office collections- 10.9 crore
  • Language- Hindi
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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