Director G Ashok's Bhaagamathie (also spelt as Bhagamathi/Bhagamati) starring Anushka Shetty, Jayaram and Unni Mukundan, has received positive reviews and ratings from viewers.

Bhaagamathie is a contemporary horror thriller with a twist, and director G Ashok has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the movie, which has been produced by V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod under the banner UV Creations. 

Bhaagamathie story: Bhaagamathie (Anushka Shetty) is an IAS officer busy doing welfare works. During one of her visits to a village, she gets attracted to young leader Shakthi (Unni Mukundan) and falls in love with him. The twist in the tale is she lands in jail for some reason.

Some influential politicians occupy a palatial bungalow, which is haunted by the spirit of a lady. They get Bhaagamathie released from jail and put her in this haunted house. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Read: Bhaagamathie Tamil Viewers' Review

Analysis: G Ashok has chosen an interesting story and created an engrossing screenplay for Bhaagamathie. The first half of the movie is a routine romance drama and has nothing fresh to offer. The twist before the interval gives some momentum to the story. The second half is interesting, and some chilling moments make it a nail-biting watch, say viewers.

Performances: Anushka Shetty has delivered a brilliant performance, which is the highlight of Bhaagamathie. She is sure to stun you once again after Arundhati. Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath, Prabhas Sreenu, Dhanraj, Murali Sharma, Thalaivasal Vijay and Vidyullekha Raman have done justice to their roles, and their performances are also among the assets of the movie, the viewers have said.

Technical: Bhaagamathie has brilliant production values. S Thaman's stunning background score, R Madhi's picturisation, Ravindra's art direction, bone-chilling special effects and dialogues are attractions on the technical front, say filmgoers.

Bhaagamathie review live update: We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to read the audiences' response to the movie.

Jalapathy Gudelli‏ @JalapathyG

#Bhaagamathie A revenge drama with good output from technicians (terrific BG score by Thaman and production design). Anushka shows her mark in some scenes. Malayalam actor Jayaram shines in the key role. Loopholes are aplenty, though.

Sangeetha Devi @Sangeetha_Devi

#Bhaagamathie is fun, well-constructed conceit. Gets better and better as it progresses. Everything isn't what it seems. And Anushka is so good.

Sushanth Nallapareddy @sushanthreddy

#Bhaagamathie was laced with some thrills, twists and turns.... which all worked to an extent. But all at end seemed logic less n forced. Aren't we tierd of watching extremely nice politician revealing to be a bad villain at the end plots ?

Hemanth Kumar C R ‏ @crhemanth

#Anushka is so damn good in #Bhaagamathie ....the film also brings quite an interesting twist to the horror-thriller genre...kudos to director #Ashok. Go watch the film

Abhiram‏ @abhi_ram

#Bhaagamathie can be considered as a come back film of Director Ashok. He has to be commended for his gripping narration. #AnushkaShetty performance, @MusicThaman Background Score takes this film to the Next level. Worth watching.

R a J i V‏ @RajivAluri

#Bhaagamathie is an interesting thriller .. Anushka excellent performance,Good production values,Madhie camera work and Mostly @MusicThaman BGM work makes the movie HIT..Go for it!!!

Siranjeevi T‏ @Therisiranjeevi

Done watched #Bhaagamathie ..woww suprrb movie @Anushka_ASF Performance and u @MusicThaman rocked the entire show man... Massy twists and bgm

Santosh Reddy‏ @Santoo_reddy19

#Bhaagamathie is damn good. #Anushka 's performance is mind blowing. She proved it again. The direction and screenplay is fantastic. Interval bang is my favorite scene. @MusicThaman you took the movie to the next level bro. Best background music of the recent times.

Akella Sriram‏ @akellasaisriram

#Bhaagamathie - The technical crew has delivered their best..@MusicThaman Movie has gone to another level with ur outstanding BGM work. #AnushkaShetty continues to get plum roles where she's the driving force n She holds the show.Horror element worked out brilliantly.

vinay‏ @vinay_a9

Good 1st half. Superb interval bang.. #Anushka as #Bhaagamathie @MusicThaman BGM and Dop by Madhi Interval episode response peaks..One and only #Anushka

Maruthi Dasari @DirectorMaruthi

Watched a fantastic screen play film #Bhaagamathie, thought it's another horror film but brillaint twists & turns made me surprised. #Anushka garu U R THE BEST. Congratulations @UV_Creations Dir Ashok BGM hero @MusicThaman & everybody in the team for the Solid Hit

Deepak‏ @KodelaDeepak

Terrific BGM @MusicThaman You Totally Rocked ya #Bhaagamathie Terrific Interval Block. Good 1st Half #Bhaagamathie

PKR @pkrtweets

#BlockbusterBhaagmathie is another proof tht #AnushkaShetty is #Megastar...she jst excelled as usual n loved direction, screenplay n editing...commend @MusicThaman 4 excellent background score #Bhaagamathie

SKN @SKNonline

#Bhaagamathie Mind blowing 1st half ✌️ #AnushkaShetty No other actress in INDIA can match her in such roles, interval bang is arresting. Technically the film is in path breaking standards, Art work, Camera, Sound design are top notch, Dir Ashok created many chills & thrills

Varun Kilaru‏ @varunkilaru

#Bhaagamathie - Below Avg fare! Had a good script idea but the end result makes u feel like the audience were taken for granted as d script has too many logical fallacies.. Art work - top notch! Anushka kill it in a couple of scenes! Dhanraj n srinu Interval scene -

Kalyan‏ @kalyan_krazy

Watched #Bhaagamathie in Canada. Really loved it. Superb performance #AnushkaShetty. Surprisingly @murlisharma72 gari entrance ki theatre lo bheebatsam ga arupulu. As usual @murlisharma72 acting . @MusicThaman BG score movie ki hilight asalu.

Bhargav Ram Jarugula‏ @bhargav_ram555

#Bhaagamathie mishandled Horror - Political drama. Great performances from the cast. Good output from the production team. Couldn't create any impact. Lite teeskovachu..

Cinema Radar‏ @cinema_radar

#Bhaagamathie Movie Review #Anushka makes it bearable @MusicThaman bgm is fanstastic Art work is nice Interval is highlight Good horror elements Negatives : Plot,Love track ,Routine scenes,being political revenge It can be watchable for Anushka and @MusicThaman bgm - 2.75/5

khaja_OI‏ @KhajaOi

Bhaagamathie High Points: Anushka's performance... good storyline... twists.... BGM... #Bhaagamathie

The Vincible ‏@TheVincible

#Bhaagamathie : Revenge Political Drama with a weak story line. Anushka, CG &Thaman's BGM save it but a tiring watch over all. Coming from Pilla Zamindar's dir after 5 years, expected lot more . Nevertheless Makers & Anushka should be lauded for backing unconventional story

Prajwal Dutt‏ @Prajwaldutt1

#Bhaagamathie awesome movie !!! #anushkashetty never seen before avatar ! What acting man kudos ! Great story by Ashokgaru and great music @MusicThaman

Koduri‏ @koduri526

Overall #Bhagamathie good movie #AnushkaShetty performance @MusicThaman bgm Don't go thinking its a horror movie there is little bit horror here and there but main plot is a political thriller Cine Photography and direction good screenplay little bit slow in few scenes

vj1909‏ @vj1909

#Bhaagamathie Interval, Good . @MusicThaman Excellent, one of the best BGM in recent timesPre Interval #Bhaagamathie Good movie with excellent performance from Anushka. @MusicThaman BGM Photography . Interval and post interval 20 mins Anushka & Thaman . Sankranthi ki vacchi vunte inka bagundedhi..

preethi eshwar‏ @BaluKumqri

Sweety performance & @MusicThaman BGM took the movie to another level #goosebumps #AnushkaShetty #Bhaagamathi

Madhu Kiran‏ @madhu1906

Just finished watching #Bhaagamathie premier in USA..well made film with good story & screenplay.. @Anushka_ASF rocked n lived up to expectations.. but main hero of movie is @MusicThaman ..killed it with his BG score. Terrific.. congrats #BhaagamathieInTheatersToday #Bhagamathie

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