Nayanthara's female-centric movie "Mayuri", which is the Telugu version of Tamil film "Maya", has garnered rave reviews and decent ratings from film critics.

"Maya" is a horror film written and directed by Ashwin Saravanan and produced by Potential Studios. C Kalyan has bought the theatrical rights of its Telugu version - "Mayuri".

Nayanthara has played the protogonist in the movie, while Aari, Amzath Khan, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Robo Shankar, Mime Gopi, Sharath, Uday Mahesh and Reshmi Menon appeared in the supporting cast.

The movie revolves around the story of junior artiste Mayuri, who is a single mother. She once watches a movie that is about spooky forest location 'Mayavanam', which is haunted by the soul of a married woman. She is shocked to find the incidents in the film have a striking resemblance to her real life. What happens next will form the crux of the movie.

The critics say that a wonderful script and Nayanthara's performance are the highlights of "Mayuri". The movie has amazing production values and Ron Ethan Yohaan's background score and Sathyan Sooryan's cinematography are the main attractions on the technical front. The film has been rated 2.87 out of 5. Here is "Mayuri" movie review roundup:

The Hindu Review

The attempt is surely aesthetic, ends quite well and is promising as a newcomer's showcase but falls short of that unexplainable 'something' to stand special.

Idle Brain Ratings: 3

Mayuri is a kind of film that doesn't follow the typical template of horror or horror comedies that are being made in Telugu/Tamil these days. The narration is classy and nuances are subtle. Plus points of the film are plot and screenplay. On the flip side, narration is at snail's pace and scenes appear repetitive. If you have a thing for horror films, Mayuri is for you!

India Glitz Rating: 2.25

A film with horror and emotions in good proportion. A technically sound one, the pace slackens in the latter half though.

123 Telugu Ratings: 3

Mayuri surprises you with some spine chilling horror elements. Nayanatara's performance, a thrilling screenplay are huge assets. But a dragged out climax and the confusing story-line spoils the fun to an extent. All horror film lovers will definitely end up liking this film but for the rest it is just another horror thriller.

Gulte Ratings: 3.25

Mayuri is narrated in a non linear fashion that could be taxing on the minds of the viewers. It provides enough jump scares and terrifying moments that will leave a lasting impression on the audience. Film gets a bit confusing while the real story behind the ghost is revealed. First half is excellent and second half falls short in comparison. Despite the shortcomings and few holes in the script, Mayuri delivers more than we expect out of it.