Just a few days after Brahmastra's release, fans cannot wait for the second part to hit the silver screen. While the team of the magnum opus is enjoying the sweet success of hard work, director Ayan Mukerji assured fans that the sequel, titled Dev, will be bigger and better than the first part. In an interview with a leading daily, the filmmaker spoke about the character Dev, who is Ranbir Kapoor's Shiva's father.
"I can answer very few things about Dev. The idea was to create a very clear indication about where we are going next with the storytelling. That now we are really getting into the story of our antagonist. Decoding it, giving you some hook to hang on to for part two. Dev is the fulcrum of the entire Brahmastra trilogy. The problems that this community and the world will face because of Brahmastra, what is the real stress with it. All of this will actually unfold in Dev’s story. His story is meant to take us back into his past but also he has returned into the present. So, the idea is, we will be continuing the present story, but also telling you the story of the past. I really feel we will really come into our own with our storytelling in part two. I have known that for a long time. Part one was just the foundation, the setup of this story. But I can’t tell you who Dev is. When the time is right, I will announce," Ayan shared.
He further said that he would like to release Brahmastra Part Two: Dev at the earliest. "We have our target. We would like to make this film and have it come out three years from now. It is a tough timeline for us considering how much time part one took. But now we have also learnt how to make these kinds of films. Part two script has been on since the time we started part one. This was always one story. The thread is ready. We have already put in a lot of work into part two. We have written and rewritten because we had time, COVID had happened. There have been many months of part two work. We already have a lot of stuff on part two. But of course, I will look at it once part one is settled," he added.
Ayan plans to release the sequel in December 2025. "Going on floors isn’t as important as when we plan to get the film out. On floors implies shooting but actually on a film like this, the pre-production, work on VFX, the post is as important as when you shoot it. We will go on floors the day we are rested from part one. The core team comes together and we say, ‘Ok we want to make part two and want it to release in 2025 December and we are aiming for that’. And then we are on floors," Ayan said.
Brahmastra's first part is headlined by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt with Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy.
(Source: Indian Express)