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Bhaagamathie Telugu Movie Review, Rating

- 2.5/5
Bhaagamathie Telugu Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Anushka
  • Cinematography
  • Second half
  • BGM
  • Interval block

What Is Bad

  • Typical Horror cliches
  • Some predictability
Bottom Line: With impressive visuals and an interesting screenplay, this Bhaagamathie entertains with decent thrills.


After her bold and beautiful act as the damsel in distress vying for revenge, in Baahubali, where she impressed as Devasena , the lady Superstar of Tollywood, Anushka Shetty is back on screen this republic day weekend, with the stunning social thriller Bhaagamathie, directed by G Ashok, known for his debut flick Pilla Zamindar. Let's see if Anushka has scored a success this time, in this exclusive first on net Bhaagamathie review by team AP Herald.

Chanchala IAS (Anushka Shetty) is imprisoned, following a conspiracy. However she's not locked in a prison but is held captive at the haunted Bhaagamathie bungalow, and suddenly she starts behaving weird and attacks people around her. Who's Bhaagamathie, what's her revenge mission, and whether Chanchala IAS came out of the crime web spun around her to come out clean is what the thrilling Bhaagamathie is all about?

Star Performance

Anushka gets to perform a role with variations and impresses in her two shaded act, and shows ample variety, with her ease of shuttling between the calm and composed, loveable Chanchala IAS, and the murderous, and powerful woman with a revenge mission, Bhaagamathie. With her mass performance, she proves her versatility, living up to the title of Lady Superstar. Unni Mukundan appears for a brief time, but makes an impact on his measured Performance. Jayaram looks menacing, as the evil antagonist and perfects the Villainy With his sharp and powerful expressions. Asha Sarath is adequate, while the rest of the cast is completely overshadowed by the towering screen presence of Anushka.

Techinical Team

S Thaman gives a haunting background score, generating necessary thrills, and his Mandhara is a soothing melody that's hum-worthy. Mathie's Cinematography is impressive and captures the stunning Bhaagamathie bungalow in all its glory, and special credits to the VFX team and art director Ravinder for their hard work that shows in every frame. After impressing with his debut flick Pilla Zamindar, director G Ashok had lost touch with back to back failures, Sukumarudu and Chitrangada, following which he has waited for almost 5 years to make Bhaagamathie. Now, he has bounced back with a taut thriller. 


Promoted right from the beginning as a social thriller, Bhaagamathie has simple plot, but is taken to a different level, thanks to the powerhouse performer Anushka Shetty, who solely shoulders Bhaagamathie, displaying extreme levels of variation between the two shades of the character, and roars on screen, even  Surpassing her Arundhati and Rudramadevi acts with her performance in Bhaagamathie.

With some interesting sequences in the first half, leading to the stunning interval block, Ashok delivers a tight screenplay in the second half, filled with ample doses of thrills and twists, and able support of Mathie's top-notch Cinematography, and Thaman's scintillation BGM, Bhaagamathie clears the hurdles and becomes a winner. All said Bhaagamathie is a perfect comeback for Ashok and another testimony to Anushka's acting skills.


The second half of Bhaagamathie moves at a rapid pace, and is filled with numerous scary sequences that evoke fright, besides also being shouldered by the amazingly talented Anushka Shetty who carries Bhaagamathie and displays dual shades beautifully. Several exciting twists towards the end of the movie make Bhaagamathie an interesting watch. Watch out this space for complete review.

8:06am: Bhaagamathie ends with the mission completed, and Chanchala coming out of the bungalow, proving her innocence.

7:59am: Bhaagamathie is swiftly progressing towards climax, and now comes the final part of Chanchala's flashback sequence.

7:51am: Another twist revealed, and CBI officer Asha Sarath is seen trying hard and thinking about cracking the mystery behind, with the available hints. 

7:45am: An unexpected twist is shown in the screenplay, following which few
sequences featuring Anushka and Jayaram at hospital.

7:41am: The thrilling hammer sequence shown in the first look teaser of Bhaagamathie comes on screen.

7:38am: Movie shuttles between flashback sequences featuring Anushka as Chanchala IAS and the present condition as a prisoner. Few discussion sequences between Anushka and Murali Sharma.

7:35am: Some humorous scenes featuring constable Vidyullekha, follow on screen, and then enters a magic wizard into Bhaagamathie bungalow, who tries hard to control Bhaagamathie's soul and her activities. 

7:29am: After the interval, once again interrogation begins, and the sequences showcasing Bhaagamathie are shown on screen.

The first half of Bhaagamathie moves at a swift pace, without much distractions or revelations on the main plot and shuttles between the present and flashback. While the whole back-story is yet to be opened , Anushka impresses with her dominant screen presence keeping audience engaged.

7:20am: A stunning unexpected entry of Bhaagamathie with the terrific and powerful dialogue shown in the trailer, and the movie reaches interval. 

7:16am: As few horror scenes are presented on screen, simultaneously a robbery happens during the night at the Bhaagamathie bungalow.

7:09am: After the spine chilling horror sequences, Bhaagamathie once again ventures into the interrogation sequences.

7:01am: Few well executed scary sequences on screen, beautifully complemented by S Thaman's chilling and terrifying background score that acts as an asset. 

6:56am: The CBI officers arrive at Bhaagamathie bungalow, followed by them involved in interrogation with Anushka.

6:51am: After the song, Bhaagamathie suddenly cuts to the present day scene. Some interesting sequences in the Bhaagamathie bungalow.

6:47am: Anushka and Unni Mukundan bond well instantly, and their closeness leads to the well shot melody Mandhara Mandhara, with good montage shots and nice chemistry between the lead pair. 

6:41am: Anushka's entry is followed by the introduction of the male lead , Malayalam Actor Unni Mukundan, who had played the villain in Janatha garag

6:35am: After several spooky shots, Bhaagamathie moves into flashback mode. Anushka is introduced as an honest IAS officer, Chanchala IAS.

6:29am: The whole cop team introduced so far, along with the prisoner Anushka enter into Bhaagamathie bungalow, and the movie enters a scare zone, with a suspenseful tone maintained.

6:21am: Movie takes a little humorous side with entry of Dhanraj, Vidyullekha and Prabhas Seenu as police constables, and Dhanraj narrates the flashback behind Bhaagamathie bungalow.

6:15am: As Murali Sharma and Asha continue their investigation, it leads to the most expected entry of the Tollywood queen, as Anushka Shetty makes a simple and striking entrance as a prisoner in jail.

6:11am: Supporting artist Murali Sharma and the Malayalam actress Asha Sarath make an entry on screen as CBI investigation officers, and they begin investigating a case. 

6:05am: The popular Malayalam actor Jayaram makes a casual entry on screen as a ministry, and his introduction buildup sequences are presented on screen.

5:57am: As the Bhaagamathie theme runs in the background, the titles roll, as the movie opens with the shot showing the death of a family along with kids.

5:50am: Bhaagamathie has begun, and it has a runtime of  142 minutes.

5:45am: Tollywood lady superstar Anushka Shetty is back on screen after a mind-blowing performance in Baahubali series, with G Ashok Directorial Bhaagamathie. Co-starring Unni Mukundan, Jayaram and Asha Sarath, Bhaagamathie has Anushka in a never seen before Avatar of an IAS officer and yet another surprising act. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive FDFS Bhaagamathie live updates.

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