Disney+ UK has confirmed that Karan Johar’s Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva will be the first Indian title on its streaming platform, set to be available on 4th November 2022.
The UK is one of the few markets where Disney still operates and offers Hotstar as a separate service for Indian content. In India, the film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar whilst in in the US, it will release on Disney-owned platform Hulu.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK released Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva in UK cinemas last month, 9th September. It has so far become the highest-grossing Hindi title at the UK Box Office this year, grossing more than £1M over six weeks.
The grand adventure is directed by Ayan Mukerji and features a stellar ensemble cast of some of India’s most beloved actors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni.
Set in modern-day India, the narrative is woven around the existence of Astras of power that have been protected by a group called the Brahmānsh since Ancient Vedic times. The most powerful of these Astras, named after the most powerful weapon of the Gods, is the Brahmāstra. A mysterious dark force is trying to wake the Brahmāstra, threatening the universe we know today. The new film sees hero Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) journey into this magical world of Astras where he learns of his mysterious connection to the Brahmānsh and the Brahmāstra. Shiva discovers the truth, both about his own destiny as a divine hero and about the great power that dwells within him—the power of Fire.
As the creator of this universe, writer-director Ayan Mukerji feels that Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva is just the beginning for genre-defining storytelling. Brahmāstra is an original film, and I feel very proud of what we have accomplished here,” Mukerji says. “I feel India and audiences globally will embrace the film.”