After SS Rajamouli’s RRR, trade experts say superhero flick Brahmastra may find it difficult to fully recover its investment anytime soon. The film was made on a budget of Rs ₹350 crore, has made around ₹248 crore in domestic box office collections, translating to a ₹124 crore share for the producers Star Studios, which also retains the satellite and digital rights for their platforms. Trade experts say the box office is yet to fully recover to support such ultra-expensive films even as producers envision them as franchises that will pay off in the long run with multiple spin-offs. Earlier this year, distributors and theater owners have paid ₹400 crore to get the rights of RRR were not able to recover their investment. Trade experts say that the film would not have achieved box office collections if it had been released before the pandemic. The drama of the period was particularly under-performed in Hindi-speaking ballet, even less so ₹275 crore as compared to Rs ₹510 crore was made by Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 in 2017.