Anushka Shetty is now one of the very few female actors who can pull a decent crowd in a film merely by their name without depending on a male superstar. This phenomena is relatively new in Telugu film industry as many storng parts were not written for the ladies. After her incredible portray of a fierce warrior in Baahubali by the name of Devasena, Shetty has built a brand of her own and Bhaagamathie is totally cashing in on the strong performance and highly acclaimed praise for the content of the film.
With in the diaspora of Chennai city, Bhaagamathie had a very good first day by earning 37 lacs. 31 lacs of that amount came from the Tamil version of the film and 6 from Telugu as there are far less Telugu shows of any film in Chennai. This kind of number is unprecedented for a film without a hugely popular male star and this collection broke the record of Nayanthara’s Aramm, which was the highest one day Chennai city gross for a female oriented film. Aramm went on to become a huge hit as the reports of that film were good and they are better for Bhaagamathie.
Makers of the film waited for 3 years for Anushka Shetty to be free of her other commitments especially Baahubali and come play this really strong part which most of the female actors can’t even think of pull off. Female actors like Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha are more or less the puppets in the big star vehicle films where they are just made to perform on a song and the role hardly has any credibility. Such actors have done over hundred odd films doing the same kind of roles which are not meaty at all but people like Anushka Shetty and Nithya Menon have extended the possibilities of the criteria of roles and budgets that could be allocated.