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Bhaagamathie Review

on Jan 26, 2018

Cast: Anushka Shetty, Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath, Prabhas Sreenu, Dhanraj, Murali Sharma, Thalaivasal Vijay, Vidyullekha Raman etc.
Direction: G Ashok
Banner: UV Creations
Producers: V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod, K. E. Gnanavel Raja
Music: SS Thaman
Release Date: Jan 26, 2018

Bhaagamathie is immediate project for Anushka after the humongous success of Baahubali. Moreover, popular production house UV Creations that mostly made hit to super hit films has bankrolled it. However, the only negative factor is director G Ashok whose last few films were duds at box office. Let’s see whether Bhaagamathie has reached the high expectations or not…


Story:
A central minister named Eshwar Prasad (Jayaram) announces to quit politics, if a gang of thieves who have been robbing ancient idols aren’t captured in a deadline of 15 days. Media and other factors force Government to take an odd decision. Chenchala (Anushka) who was arrested in her boyfriend (Unni Mukundan)’s murder case is house-arrested in Bhaagamathie bungalow to enquire her about Eshwar Prasad since she had worked as personal secretary for him. Unusual things happen after Chenchala enters Bhaagamathie house. Who’s Bhaagamathie? Who are the robbers of ancient idols? Who’s involved in it? Why Chenchala killed her boyfriend?

Positives:
1. Cinematography
2. Music
3. Lead Actors Performances
4. Bhaagamathie Set


Negatives:
1. Second Half
2. Regular Plot

Analysis:

Movie starts with ancient idols getting robbed in various temples. So, director tried to create curiosity from the beginning itself. A central minister who is furious over the issue fights against government. Meanwhile, Anushka is introduced as a prisoner arrested in her boyfriend’s murder case. Anushka is shifted to Bhaagamathie bungalow from jail to interrogate in ancient idols robbery case. The episodes in Bhaagamathie building were breathtaking, whereas interrogation part was also interesting. Then in the flashback, romantic track of Unni Mukundan and Anushka was charming. Twist in the pre-climax episode was not up to the mark. In fact, story takes new turn with this episode. Climax is protracted with most of the flashback is narrated here.

 

Artists Performances:

Anushka has once again mesmerized in two different characters- one as Chenchala and other as Bhaagamathie. She was spectacular in few key sequences. Jayaram who played the role of Minister is also outstanding. He’s got second important role and he excelled with his acting prowess. Unni Mukundan is also exceptional as Anushka’s boyfriend. He looked handsome. Asha Sarath was decent and Murali Sharma was good. Dhanraj, Prabhas Sreenu and Vidyullekha Raman were funny. Other artists played their roles efficiently.


Technical Aspect:
G Ashok penned a routine story, but narrated in unique manner. He got extreme support from technical team. R Madhie’s cinematography is biggest advantage of the film, besides SS Thaman’s delightful music. The only song ‘Mandara’ was captivating, whereas background score uplifts the stunning visuals captured by Madhie. Dialogues were also meaningful. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao was sharp. Production values of UV Creations are top notch.


Verdict:
Bhaagamathie is not a unique film, but is a watchable for excellent camera work and music. This movie is far better compared to all the outings for Sankranthi.

TeluguOne Perspective:
Decent Horror Thriller

Rating: 2.50

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