Bhaagamathie Movie Review

Bhaagamathie lets you scared and entertained in places

Reviews 26-Jan-2018 2:26 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : G. Ashok
Production : UV Creations, Studio Green
Starring : Anushka Shetty, Unni Mukundan, Jayaram, Asha Sarath
Music by : S. Thaman
Cinematography : R. Madhi, Sushil choudhary
Editing :Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao

Bhaagamathie comes straight from Anushka, who is riding high on the favours of her previous release ‘Bhaagamathie’ franchise, which took her fame to global standards. The film is directed by Ashok, who waited nearly 5 years for Anushka’s call sheet. Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Murali Sharma and Asha Sharath are playing important roles. Thaman has composed music.


Convicted for murder, an IAS officer Sanchala (Anushka Shetty) has been imprisoned. When the chief minister of state orders CBI team headed by Asha Sharath to slanderous defamation upon Water Resources Minister Eshwar Prasad (Jayaram), Sanchala is commuted to a desolated bungalow inside forest. This is because of she being the trustworthy secretary of Eeshwar Prasad and during this juncture, a buried mystery breaks open to offer its tantrum.


Bhaagamathie might look like a routine stereotypical commercial film with prototyped formulae. But it has its own way of attracting the lovers of commercial cinema. Keeping aside the logical quotients and rational questioning abilities, we can enjoy this film for its surprise elements. The first half might look slightly slow with its narration, especially the initial moments inside palace, where the characters witness the eeriness. But with the second half, it offers some of the best moments, especially the last 20 minutes. Of course, even during the penultimate to climax scenes would remind you off many Tamil movies, but that’s quite acceptable for it is a commercial flick. The sound department has worked upon a top-notch spell even upon minute detailing. Cinematography is good, but most of the scenes are canned with filters and dark tones. Editing deserves special mention and Thaman’s background score is really appreciable.


Anushka has always enjoyed a favour with female centric films. Her physique is more than enough to create a gigantic appeal. In this movie, you don’t see performing something like risky stunt sequences or any challenging scenes, but the technical aspects support her by elevating her characterization. Jayaram gets a meaty role to play throughout the film. Unni Mukundan has showcased his best to utilize this opportunity. After a long time, we get to see that Murali Sharma in a decent role rather than being nullified to drollery as in many Telugu movies. Asha Sharath’s role is nothing but an exact replica of what she had done in Papanasam.

What works?

1. Second half screenplay

2. Performances

3. Technical aspects

What doesn't works?

1. Some sequences that give Telugu dubbed ambience

2. slow paced moments in first half

Although the supernatural elements and commercial packaging look somewhat hackneyed to our experience of watching Tamil horror movies, Bhaagamathie has its own way to surprise us in few places, especially during final moments.

Verdict: Bhaagamathie lets you scared and entertained in places

Rating: 5.5/10

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