Bhagamathie Movie Review
Cast and Crew:
Cast: Anushka, Unni Mukundan Jayaraj, Asha Sharath, Dhanraj, Murali Sharma and others
Music: S S Thaman
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Art: S Raveendar
Production banner: UV Creations
Written and direction: Ashok G
Undoubtedly, Bhagamathie is one of the much-awaited projects of 2018. Amidst huge expectations, the movie has finally hit the screens and let’s check out the review, whether the movie impressed the audience or not.
The story starts with the introduction of Chanchala (Anushka), who is an IAS officer goes to jail for allegedly murdering her boyfriend Shakti (Unni Mukundan). To interrogate Chanchala and to find evidence against Minister Eshwara Prasad (Jayaram), as she is his personal secretary, she is sent to an old bungalow called Bhaagamathie. CBI officer (Asha Sharath) appointed for this job.
Once Chanchala lands in the bungalow, she gets possessed by the queen Bhaagamathie, who died long back. Initially, the police didn’t believe in it but slowly starts to witness the spirit possession. The rest of the story is who is Bhagamathie? Why Chanchala gets arrested?
Anushka once again impressed the audience with her two shades, Chanchala and Bhagamathie. She completely steals the show with Bhagamathie character and impressed the audience. This ranks one of her best performances though there is hardly any new angle. Unni Mukunda, Jayaram did justice to their roles. Murali Sharma and Dhanraj are good. Asha Sharath as CBI officer is excellent.
The cinematography by R Madhi and art by Raveender will give goosebumps to the audience. The Bhaagamathie bungalow set is so real. Apart from Madhie’s camera work and artwork, it is Thaman’s background score that is a major asset. VFX work is neat. The production values are top notch.
Lack of Bhagamathie role
After Arundathi, Anushka is back again with an interesting film Bhagamathie. The movie starts with the horror elements and in between the director has shown the love story of Chanchala and Shakti. The story is neither a horror drama, nor a thriller, but a revenge drama. Ashok gets succeeded in presenting Bhagamathie in Hollywood range, but with Telugu nativity. The first half reveals how a politician involves in corruption and how an IAS officer unknowingly get involved in it. The interval bang will definitely give goosebumps to the audience with the entry of Bhagamathie in the story. Since then, the twists and turns start in the story, which is unpredictable. The climax where Chanchala came to know about the actual villain will make the audience stick to their chairs. The scary moments that the director has relied upon are outrightly boring. The background score, screenplay is top notch. The director and music director definitely needs special mention. Cinematographer Madhi and art director Ravinder impressed the audience with their works.
Bhagamathie will definitely impress the audience.