Anushka Shetty’s ‘Bhaagmathie’: Bhaagamathie is probably the first south Indian female-centric movie to cross $1-million mark at the box office. The movie has once again proved Anushka Shetty is truly the lady superstar.After making a mark in our hearts with her role as the feisty Devasena in the Baahubali series, Anushka Shetty is on her way to breaking the glass ceiling. Her much awaited horror thriller film Bhaagmathie, written and directed by G Ashok, has crossed the $1million mark in the US box office. This is a first of many. Not only is this Anushka’s biggest solo hit, at least in the US, but she has also become the first South Indian heroine to have achieved this feat.Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, “#AnushkaShetty becomes the 1st South Heroine to have a $1 Million Movie in #USA for a Heroine Solo Lead Movie as #Bhaagamathie enters the coveted Million Dollar Club!”
Lady Superstar Indeed! 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Wj9NiQCUYN
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) February 4, 2018
At home, the film has crossed the collections of Anushka’s 2015 solo-lead film Rudhramadevi as well. However, interestingly enough the Telugu historic fiction film Rudhramadevi boasted of an ensemble cast that include male stars like Allu Arjun and Rana Daggubati. Bhaagmathie doesn’t have any big male superstars, which makes this achievement historic.Bhaagmathie also starred Unni Mukundan, Jayaram and Asha Sarath in other important roles. It release on January 26 in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam as well, and opened to mostly positive reviews from critics as well.Before the release of the film, Anushka had stated that Bhaagmathie is neither a period film nor a reincarnation drama, “A few have misconstrued it as a ghost movie with a reincarnation theme. But it is a contemporary thriller and she is only a fictitious character. I play an IAS officer Sanjana, which is one of the most thought-provoking characters I have ever done. There was plenty of scope for performance, thanks to director Ashok garu who waited for me with the script from 2012.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook