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Bhaagamathie Review

U/A Horror, Periodical, Thriller 2 hrs 22 mins Jan 26, 2018





Bhaagamathie Review & Rating


Bhaagamathie is the first big film of the year and stars Anushka Shetty in the lead role. Directed by Ashok, the film also stars Jayaram, Murali Sharma, Prabhas Seenu, Dhanraj and Vidyullata Raman. The film tells the story of Sanchala (Played By Anushka) who is a former IAS officer and is now a prisoner. She also used to work as a personal secretary for politician Eeswara Prasad (Jayaram) who is now under surveillance by the CBI. The CBI wants to interrogate Sanchala and moves her to an old bungalow deep in a forest where she starts experiencing paranormal activity and the ghost of Bhaagamathie.

The rest of the plot revolves around the past of Bhaagamathie and her similarities with Sanchala. The CBI tries to deal with a schizophrenic Sanchala and find out the secretive past of Eeswara Prasad. R. Madhi has handled the cinematography and S.S. Thaman has composed the music and background score of the film while U.V Creations has given a lavish production value to it.

Rating 2.75 from  telugu360

Bhaagamathie is an average fare at best. First half has some nice horror thrill moments backed by...

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The highlight of the film is definitely Anushka’s performance. She fits perfectly into the dual-sided character of Sanchala but takes away the cake with her horrifying portrayal of Bhaagamathie. Especially towards the end, where her character becomes possessed by Bhaagamathie, Anushka does a great job with her natural screen presence and dialogue delivery.

Jayaram does a pretty decent job in the role of Eeswara Prasad, who is a central minister. Murali Sharma in the role of a police officer and Asha Sarath in the role of a CBI officer were also good. Comedians Dhanraj, Prabhas Seenu, and Vidyullekha fail to entertain as their characters did not have much to do. There was scope for some comedic scenes in the first half of the film but that didn’t happen.

Rating 3.25 from  123telugu

On the whole, Bhaagamathie is a decent horror thriller with some good horror and engaging twists ...

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The technical aspects of the film are just brilliant. G Ashok has made it big with his direction and he has also written an intricate story which has twists and turns that keeps the audience hooked to the screen till the end. The way that these twists unfold are also quite interesting. Thaman’s background music is the best part about the movie and it creates an eerie atmosphere that fits perfectly with the film.

Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao’s editing is top notch and he has kept the film tight with an ease that only an experienced editor could pull off. The production value by UV Creations is terrific and the artwork and VFX used for the film give it the perfect look for a movie of this genre. Cinematography by Madhie also deserves a special mention as he does a brilliant job here.

Rating 2.75 from  thehansindia

The movie Bhaagamathie is a reasonably engaging thriller with adequate twists. All these twists a...

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Verdict: Bhaagamathie is the perfect entertainer with great visuals and an even better background score to intensify the movie. The acting is also good and the film will serve as a great entertainment for the weekend. Definitely worth a watch.

Bhaagamathie Critic Reviews

Bhaagamathie User Reviews

  • Subash

    26 Jan 18 @ 1:54 PM

    first blockbuster for the year. Anushka lived in the character. every actor done justification for their roles very well. bgm by thaman is super. art director had done very nice job. visuals are very good
  • Nitish

    26 Jan 18 @ 11:04 AM

  • Abhishek

    3 Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM

    Superb movie anushka's acting was awesome

Bhaagamathie Live Updates & Public Talk

Post the super success of Baahubali series, Anushka chose to come up with a female-oriented script once again. Directed by G. Ashok of Pilla Jamidaar fame, Bhaagamathie has hit the screens today amidst huge buzz. The horror thriller is getting a decent response from the overseas, check out the Tweets on Bhaagamathie.

As the early morning shows come to an end, Anushka's Bhagmathi is getting a superb response from the audience. The interval block is being said as one of the major highlights of the flick apart from the terrific art direction from Ravinder. Anushka's screen presence seems to have elevated the flick to next level. Check out the latest Tweets from the audience.

Anushka's Bhagmathi is getting more and more positive Tweets in which the audience and celebs are praising the performance of Anushka and technical brilliance of the film. Bhaagamathie seems to be a perfect horror thriller with enough twists and turns in the screenplay which is well supported by a brilliant background score by Thaman. Check out the latest Tweets on Bhaagamathie below:

As the morning shows come to an end, positive reports continue to pour in for Bhaagamathie. Anushka who is known for portraying strong female characters in films like Arundathi, Rudramadevi, Baahubali etc. seems to have delivered one more flawless performance in Bhaagamathie. Keeping the performances aside, the sound design, art direction, cinematography too are being loved and praised by the audience. Check out the Public Talk of Bhagmathi below:

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Bhaagamathie Preview

What is it about?

One of the most awaited films of 2018, Bhaagamathie is a Telugu/Tamil language Indian movie starring Anushka Shetty, Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, and Asha Sarath. The horror-thriller is directed by G. Ashok, and the musical score is given by S. S. Thaman. Bhaagamathie is going to be released on the Republic Day, 26 January 2018. Though not much is revealed in the trailer, this film promises to be an intense supernatural thriller.

What to expect?

  • Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty, who proved to be a top box office draw, is playing a dual role in Bhaagamathie. One of them is IAS Officer Chanchala. And the other role is the title character. Once she started working on the film in 2016, Anushka Shetty shed 20 kilograms through a rigorous diet plan to portray this character. Known for her passionate involvement in the characters she portrays, Anushka took a lot of care to differentiate between the title role, Bhaagamathie, and the IAS officer character. As this is Anushka’s first film since Baahubali – 2, people are expecting another powerful performance from Anushka.

  • Talented cast

Bhaagamathie is populated with well-known and very talented cast members. Unni Mukundan is noted for his intense performance, and the likes of Jayaram and Asha Sarath are expected to give powerhouse performances.

  • Bhaagamathie Adda (The 3-crore set)

Ever since Bhaagamathie trailer is out, Bhaagamathie Adda and Bhaagamathie bungalow have become the talking point. It took nearly 29 days to erect the Bhaagamathie bungalow set which cost Rs. 3 crores for producers.

Art director S. Ravinder, who created memorable sets for SriRama Rajyam and Maryada Ramanna, was required to design a 500 -year-old bungalow that was according to the story of the film constructed by a king to gift his wife. As the production team couldn’t find the bungalow in the director’s imagination anywhere in the world, he had to put up his skills to design and construct one for the film.

The bungalow set with 189 stones pillars, and an area of 28,000 sq. ft. is certainly going to be one of the biggest highlights of Bhaagamathie.

  • Atmospheric Cinematography, Visual Effects, and Music

R. Madhi has carved a niche for himself as a cinematographer of exotic technique. He creates an atmosphere based on the narration and brings a distinctive mood to the proceedings as he did for Mirchi and Srimanthudu. Soak in the visuals created by one of the most talented cinematographers of recent times.  

Trusting the director’s vision, U. V. Creations spent considerable amount of time and effort on visual effects. One can expect a Visual Feast with Bhaagamathie.  

S. S. Thaman had previously given first-rate music for many films. He is known to elevate visuals with his music. A haunting theme can be expected for Bhaagamathie from Thaman

  • U. V. Creations

U. V. Creations has a unique track record of 100 percent success rate. They are known for grand production values and well-made films from good scripts.

  • Unique Story

The director, G. Ashok, who had made films like Pilla Zamindar saying that he had developed this script keeping Anushka Shetty in mind, and promises Bhaagamathie to be a film with a unique story. And by watching the trailer, one can think of a very good viewing experience.