Anushka Shetty‘s Bhaagamathie has been one of the most anticipated films of the year. The film directed by G Ashok has been the talk of the town ever since the trailer of the film was out. When the trailer of Bhaagamathie was first released, it gave fans a feel of 2009 film Arundhati which also starred the Baahubali actress. So is the film worth your time and money? Check out the review of Anushka Shetty’s Bhaagamathie by prominent critics. Take a look… Also Read - Saif Ali Khan to Play 'Lankesh' Ravana Opposite Prabhas's 'Ram' in Om Raut's Adipurush
Firstpost in their review stated, “The film owes a lot to the stellar work of all its technicians and some solid writing by Ashok, as much as it does the screen presence of Anushka. There’s something about Anushka that grips our attention right till the end. Maybe it’s the backstory of her character, where we are told that she’s a no-nonsense IAS officer who’s kind and also earnest. Or maybe, that’s how we have learnt to treat and look up to Anushka over the years. Anushka brings plenty of gravitas to her performance, so much that sometimes it’s her mere presence that keeps the film together when it almost runs out of juice. Jayaram and Asha Sharath too deliver credible performances, along with Murali Sharma and Unni Mukundan, who shine in their respective roles. ” (ALSO READ: Bhaagamathie Is No Baahubali: Anushka Shetty Doesn’t Want The Two Films To Be Compared ) Also Read - Adipurush: Prabhas to Play 'Prabhu Ram' to Perfection, Director Om Raut Reveals All
According to The Hindu, “Bhaagamathie is a well-constructed deceit that could have been even better had it not played safe. What if the woman had grey shades and what if we truly had an unpredictable villain? The solid cast led by Anushka Shetty makes up for the lacunae. Anushka headlines the film with all her majesticity and evokes equal sympathy. Jayaram is good but since his character holds no surprises, the put-on act doesn’t really connect. Asha Sarath and Unni Mukundan are effective in their parts and Murali Sharma is as dependable as ever.” Also Read - Prabhas to Star in Om Raut's 3D Action Drama ‘Adipurush’- Check The Logo
“Anushka alternates between playing the gentle Chanchala and the vengeful Bhaagamathie with ease. This is an actor who can pull off stereotypical depictions of femininity without it grating on your nerves — so when she swoons at the sight of blood in one scene, it doesn’t put you off because she takes herself seriously and isn’t around just as a decorative festoon” declared The News Minute in its review of Bhaagamathie.
“The mystery of Bhaagamathie is compelling but there is more to the story. The gem of this film is, of course, Anushka Shetty. She plays Bhaagamathie with such grace and talent that it leaves us in awe of her performance. That one scene where she stylishly drapes her shawl shows her screen presence. If anyone has doubts that she can carry a film on her shoulders, Bhaagamathie is the answer” stated Hindustan Times in their review
Behind Woods in their review of Bhaagamathie said, “First things first, Anushka is all over the film; her charismatic appearance makes the audience have their eyes and ears focussed on the screen. Although the script and the elements attached to it to excite the audience are run of the mill, especially the flashback portion and the pre-climax scenes, Bhaagamathie has a few interesting moments too, most of them in the first half. It’s definitely not a full-fledged horror flick, if you are expecting one. The logic of the predictable story does go for a toss with the second half taking most of the blame with a predictable flashback and a poor subplot.”