Shiva, in theaters Friday, is a superhero origin story by way of Bollywood.

 The action and visual effects are on par with Hollywood's Marvel movies

The great sages meditated in the Himalayas, where they learned to harness the Great Astras.

Powers of animal or elemental gods. Brahmastra was the Lord of all Astras.

In present day Mumbai, Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) is about to find out his true power. 

He falls in love with Isha (Alia Bhatt), and their courtship is interrupted by hunters

Looking for three Astras that can unite to give their owner ultimate power.

Brahmastra introduces Shiva dancing at a Diwali festival full of colored confetti and smoke.

 He's backed up by an impressively large crowd of dancers.