BHAAGAMATHIE (2018) Reviews and overview

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Bhaagamathie is a 2018 Indian supernatural horror feature film written and directed by G. Ashok. It stars Anushka Shetty in the lead role, with Unni Mukundan, Jayaram, and Asha Sarath in other pivotal roles.

The film revolves around a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while she is interrogated by law enforcers investigating a politician they suspect of corruption…


” …Bhaagamathie is an engaging thriller with good horror and ​interesting twists at regular intervals. Anushka leads from the front and will surely pull the crowds with her standout performance. The film is made on a lavish scale and because of this, the thrills look quite good on screen. But the story is familiar and the first half gets a bit slow.”

“The film draws inspiration from history and adds a dash of supernatural to serve us a crime thriller […] G. Ashok turns it into a riveting thriller that works wonders despite its flaws. You are on the edge of your seat through most of the film, trying to understand if Chanchala is possessed or not.” Priyanka Sundar, Hindustan Times

“Despite having a complicated screenplay, Bhaagamathie tries to give something for everybody. Plus points of the film are Anushka, screenplay and background music. On the flip side, the narration should have been true to its genre.” Idle Brain

Cast and characters:

  • Anushka Shetty as Bhaagamathie and Chanchala (Telugu version) / Sanchala (Tamil version)
  • Jayaram as Eswar Prasad
  • Unni Mukundan as Shakthi
  • Asha Sarath as Vaishnavi Natarajan, Joint Director, CBI
  • Prabhas Sreenu as Subba Reddy
  • Dhanraj as Lingamurthy / Lingusamy
  • Murali Sharma as ACP Sampath, Shakthi’s elder brother
  • Thalaivasal Vijay as a psychiatrist
  • Vidyullekha Raman as Police Sub-Inspector7
  • Nagineedu as a CBI Officer
  • Devadarshini as Kanchana
  • Ravi Raja Maguluri as Ajay

Production and release:

Principal photography commenced in June 2016 in Hyderabad, and the film released on 26 January 2018 in Telugu and Tamil along with a dubbed Malayalam version. The film was later dubbed into Hindi for television release on Zee Cinema on 1st July 2018.

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