After the success of Arundhati, which was proved a blockbuster, Anushka was flooded with offers to same kind of roles. However, she remained choosy.
Her personal make-up man Chandru proposed to turn a producer and she promoted him and used her good offices and recommended him to Nagarjuna, who stood behind him as presenter of the film and Panchakshari was made under the direction of Samudra.
Anushka has given an impressive performance in both the roles, as a girl from urban backdrop and a traditional village girl. Especially, her big eyes had become an asset for her and she was very impressive in the Goddess’ attire. She showed good ease in both the roles. Samrat is okay, though made a debut appearance.
Pradeep Rawat is at his usual self and did justice to his role. Subbaraya Sarma has got a meaty character and played a full-length role in this film. Chandramohan, Nazar, Raviprakash and others have done justice to their roles. Telangana Sakutala is okay in the role of an Anushka's aunt. The one who played the role of Aghora failed to impress either with his dialogue modulation or his performance.