DURGAMATI tells the story of an imprisoned IAS officer, Ishwar Prasad, who becomes a victim of political corruption. He is charged with a crime, and a corrupt minister threatens to quit politics if the priceless idols are not returned in fifteen days. Ishwar’s promise proves unfulfilled, and the ruling party decides to frame him in a corruption case. In response, CBI officer Satakshi Ganguly gets assigned the case and takes help from Assistant Commissioner of Police Abhay Singh.
Despite its shaky start, Durgamati doesn’t take much of a wrong turn. It opens with a blatant attempt to make a political point, and then moves on to more familiar territory. While it lays out the nexus between corporates and politicians and uses the typical love angle, it lacks a convincing love story and relying on the same tired horror tricks.
The film is set in a small town in southern India, where two families are separated by religious persecution. Two sisters, Bhumi Pednekar and Anushka Shetty, play an innocent government officer who becomes the victim of a conspiracy. The movie is being released on Amazon Prime Video next month and will be available on the streaming service in India. This movie is directed by Ashok and features Bhumi Pednekar. It is the actress’ first venture into the horror genre.
The sequel to Bhaagamathie, starring Anushka Shetty and Anishka Shetty, has been slated to be released on Amazon Prime Video on December 11, 2020. Critics have praised Shetty’s performance, and the film has done extremely well at the box office. It has been so successful in the United States that it was followed by a Hindi remake, Durgamati. There are several positive reviews for the movie in both Telugu and Hindi, but a few critics are not a fan of the film.
Despite the fact that the original film has an interesting premise, the story is disappointingly dull and uninspired. The cast and crew are largely uninteresting, and the script consists of a sloppy narrative that isn’t compelling. The ending is a little too predictable, and I’d recommend watching it if you enjoy South Indian cinema. It’s worth a watch. If you’re into horror films, it might be a good way to spend some time with this film.
Bhumi Pednekar is known for her headstrong roles and will play the lead role in Durgamati. Previously, she and Akshay Kumar collaborated on the movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). Bhumi Pednekar has appeared in a variety of roles in other films, including the critically-acclaimed Toilet: A Love Story, which was released in December 2017.
The film also has a quasi-religious angle involving ancient idols. One character says the government’s lethargy on the issue is an attack on Hindutva. Another interesting element is that it features corrupt politicians plotting against each other. Nevertheless, the movie still has a few flaws. While the movie may have been a huge success in its time, there are some things that have to be changed in the remake for it to be successful.