Bhediya (which means “Wolf” in English) is a Hindi-language comedy horror film released in 2022, directed by Amar Kaushik. The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan and features Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. The Film serves as the third installment in Vijan’s horror-comedy universe.
Bhediya Hindi Movie 2023 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Bhediya was released on 25 November 2022 and garnered positive reviews from critics. The film was particularly lauded for its impressive visual effects, humor, and well-crafted dialogues. Despite receiving acclaim, it achieved moderate success at the box office, accumulating ₹89.97 crores (US$11 million) in collections against a budget of ₹60 crores (US$7.33 million).
At the 68th Filmfare Awards, Bhediya received a total of 13 nominations, including categories such as Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics), and Best Special Effects. This recognition further highlighted the film’s technical achievements and performances.
Bhaskar and his cousin Janardhan, known as Jana, venture into a small town in Arunachal Pradesh with the intention of contributing to a development project focused on constructing roads. During their time there, they become acquainted with two locals named Jomin and Panda, who serve as their guides. However, an unexpected event occurs one night when Bhaskar is chased and bitten by a wolf in the forest.
Concerned for Bhaskar’s well-being, Jana and Jomin swiftly rush him to Dr. Anika, the local veterinarian. As the following day unfolds, Bhaskar notices remarkable changes within himself. He discovers that his senses of smell and hearing have heightened significantly, and he even develops the extraordinary ability to communicate with animals.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Varun Dhawan||Bhaskar Sharma|
|Kriti Sanon||Dr. Anika|
|Mudang Pai||Ojha Myran|
|Tai Tugung||Police inspector|
|K4Kekho||one of the youths|
|Ngilyang Aka||one of the youths|
|Ligang Sallu||Range Forest Officer|
|Nani Haniya||Head Gaon Burah|
Dinesh Vijan, the producer of the film, has officially confirmed that Bhediya is an integral part of his horror comedy universe, which also includes movies like Stree, Roohi, and Munjha. Interestingly, Munjha will serve as a prequel to the 2018 film Stree, adding depth and backstory to the intriguing narrative.
The music for the film Bhediya is composed by the talented duo Sachin-Jigar, known for their notable contributions to the music industry. The lyrics for the songs are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, a renowned lyricist known for his meaningful and poetic compositions.
|“Thumkeshwari”||Rashmeet Kaur, Ash King, Divya Kumar, Sachin-Jigar||2:43|
|“Apna Bana Le”||Arijit Singh, Sachin-Jigar||4:21|
|“Jungle Mein Kaand”||Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, Siddharth Basrur, Sachin-Jigar||2:46|
|“Baaki Sab Theek”||Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Amitabh Bhattacharya||3:19|
|“Thumkeshwari” (Telugu)||Karthik, Anusha Mani||2:43|
|“Chilipi Varaale Ivvu”||Karthik||4:23|
|“Adavullo Chichu Regeraa”||Benny Dayal||2:46|
|“Anthea Oke Naa”||Santhosh Hariharan, Velu, KJ Iyenar||3:27|
|“Thumkeshwari” (Tamil)||Karthik, Anusha Mani||2:43|
|“Ennakai Pirathavale Neeya”||Karthik||4:23|
|“Kaduna Thrillu Thanada”||Benny Dayal||2:46|
|“Ellam Ok Va”||Santhosh Hariharan, Velu, KJ Iyenar||3:27|
The film was released theatrically on 25 November 2022 along with dubbed versions in Telugu (titled Thodelu).
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹89.97 crore|
|Budget||est. ₹60 crore|
|Directed by||Amar Kaushik|
|Distributed by||Jio Studios|
|Edited by||Sanyukta Kaza|
|Produced by||Dinesh Vijan
|Release date||25 November 2022|
|Running time||156 minutes|
|Written by||Niren Bhatt|
On 26 May 2023, Bhediya had its grand premiere on Jio Cinema, marking its debut on the streaming platform. The film was made available not only in its original Hindi version but also in dubbed versions in various regional languages.
Bhediya was met with positive reviews from critics, who appreciated its unique blend of horror and comedy. Amandeep Naang from ABP News awarded the film a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and praised its distinctiveness in the midst of a film landscape dominated by remakes, thrillers, and period dramas.
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