|Directed by||Amar Kaushik|
|Written by||Niren Bhatt|
|Produced by||Dinesh Vijan|
|Edited by||Sanyukta Kaza|
|Distributed by||Jio Studios|
|Box office||£ 21.7 Crore|
Bhediya (transl. Wolf) is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language comedy horror film directed by Amar Kaushik. Produced by Dinesh Vijan, it stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. It is the third installment in Vijan's horror-comedy universe and released on 25 November 2022 along with a Telugu dubbed version titled Thodelu.
- Varun Dhawan as Bhaskar Sharma
- Kriti Sanon as Dr. Anika Mittal
- Deepak Dobriyal as Panda
- Abhishek Banerjee as Janardan / Jaana; Banerjee reprises his role from Stree (2018).
- Saurabh Shukla as Bagga
- Paalin Kabak as Jomin
- Dosam Beyong as Prakash
- Madang Pai as Ojha Myran
- Shraddha Kapoor In the song "Thumkeshwari"; Kapoor reprises her role from Stree
- Rajkummar Rao as Vicky: Jaana and Bittu's friend, Rao reprises his role from Stree
- Aparshakti Khurana as Bittu: Jaana and Vicky's friend, Khurana reprises his role from Stree
- Sharad Kelkar as Narrator
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The producer of film, Dinesh Vijan, confirmed that Bhediya is part of his horror comedy universe consisting of films like Stree, Roohi and Munjha. Munjha will be the Prequel to 2018 film Stree. The shooting for Bhediya is done in the regions of Arunachal Pradesh - Ziro (Lower Subansiri), Sagalee (Papum Pare) and parts of Pakke-Kessang district- over a span of two months, from March to April 2021. Over 70 percent of the artists in Bhediya are from Arunachal Pradesh, including a lead character, named Jomin. Besides that, Arunachal rapper K4 Kheko will also feature in the film. He has also sung and written the lyrics for the theme song of the film.
During the shooting schedule, Varun Dhawan and his wife, designer Natasha Dalal donated ₹1 lakh (US$1,300) to the victims of a massive fire in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap and Longding districts in April 2021. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu also visited the set in Ziro. The shooting schedule in Arunachal Pradesh completed on 19 April 2021. The film was wrapped up on 10 July 2021.
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The music of the film is composed by Sachin-Jigar while the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The first single titled "Thumkeshwari" was released on 28 October 2022. The second single audio titled "Apna Bana Le will release on 5 November 2022 while it's video was released on 7 November 2022.
All lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
|1.||"Thumkeshwari"||Rashmeet Kaur, Ash King, Divya Kumar, Sachin-Jigar||2:43|
|2.||"Apna Bana Le"||Arijit Singh, Sachin-Jigar||4:21|
|3.||"Jungle Mein Kaand"||Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, Siddharth Basrur, Sachin-Jigar||2:46|
|4.||"Baaki Sab Theek"||Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Amitabh Bhattacharya||3:19|
All lyrics are written by Yanamandra Ramakrishna.
|1.||"Thumkeshwari" (Telugu)||Karthik, Anusha Mani||2:43|
|2.||"Chilipi Varaale Ivvu"||Karthik||4:23|
|3.||"Adavullo Chichu Regeraa"||Benny Dayal||2:46|
|4.||"Anthaa Oke Naa"||Santhosh Hariharan, Velu, KJ Iyenar||3:27|
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Bhediya received positive reviews from critics. Bollywood Hungama rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Bhediya works due to its novel idea, memorable performances, captivating climax, and VFX". Dhaval Roy of The Times Of India rated the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and wrote " Director Amar Kaushik handles both genres skillfully in his latest outing and strikes a fine balance to deliver a movie that’s spine chilling in some instances, rib-tickling in almost all, and leaves you with something to think about." Tushar Joshi of India Today rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Performances feel genuine and Kaushik’s USP of infusing humour and wit at the right moments helps in keeping the narrative engaging and entertaining". Saibal Chatterjee rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Bhediya is both enjoyable and thought-provoking, is helped along by lively performances. Varun Dhawan gives the unconventional role his best shot. Abhishek Banerjee and Paalin Kabak are terrific as much with their comic timing as with their dramatic flourishes". Devesh Sharma of Filmfare rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "The film’s creature effects and computer generated imagery is excellent. Cinematography and the background score are good as well".Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Varun Dhawan does a good job of aligning with the tone of the film-- the horror is pretty much ‘naam-ke-vaaste’, comedy is what it is interested in and does it well". Rohit Bhatnagar of The Free Press Journal rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Bhediya is a good one-time popcorn entertainment and a decent distraction from the monotony". Sonil Dedhia of News 18 rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Bhediya has a message that resonates with current times. The film has its heart in the right place but it falters in its execution and writing".
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- "Bhediya Runtime Certified U/A by CBFC". Latestly. 17 November 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
- "Bhediya Box Office Day 1 (Advance Booking): Varun Dhawan Starrer Could Get A Boost Because Of 3D Version & Spot Bookings!This is the biggest disasterin the historyof indian cinema". Koimoi. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
- "Varun Dhawan's fans interrupt Bhediya shoot in Arunachal Pradesh, he climbs on top of a car to address them. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Bhediya: Varun Dhawan turns into werewolf, joins Janhvi Kapoor in horror comedy universe. Watch". The Indian Express. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Varun Dhawan turns into a fiery werewolf in Bhediya first look; film to now release on November 25, 2022". Bollywood Hungama. 25 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
- "Bhediya song Thumkeshwari: 'Stree' Shraddha Kapoor makes a cameo in Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon dance number". Hindustan Times. 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.
- "Dinesh Vijan Confirms 'Horror Universe' Consisting of Stree, Roohi, Mujha and Bhediya". News 18. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Bollywood bets big on horror comedies". Mint. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Varun Dhawan And Kriti Sanon Share Their Experiences Of Filming Bhediya In Arunachal Pradesh". NDTV. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Arunachal's K4 Kekho to Compose for Varun Dhawan Starrer 'Bhediya'". North East Today. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Northeast rapper K4 Kekho to compose music for Varun Dhawan-starrer 'Bhediya'". Insidene.com. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
- "Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal Donate Rs 1 Lakh to Arunachal Pradesh Fire Victims". 7 April 2021.
- "On The Sets: CM of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu visits Varun Dhawan and cast of Bhediya". 15 April 2021.
- "In Pics: With CM Khandu in witness, Bhediya wraps up shoot in Arunachal". 15 April 2021.
- "Bhediya: After The Film's Wrap, Kriti Sanon Is Busy Dreaming Of "Arunachal Travel Series" With Co-Star Varun Dhawan".
- "Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon wrap up the shoot of Bhediya, motion poster unveiled". Bollywood Hungama. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
- "Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan announce Bhediya shoot wrap with new motion poster". India Today. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
- "Bhediya Movie Album Songs". Retrieved 23 November 2022.
- "Bhediya – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn. 22 November 2022.
- "Bhediya song Thumkeshwari: Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon song is tailor-made for dance floor, Shraddha Kapoor adds charm". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 October 2022.
- "Bhediya Songs Download - Free Online Songs". JioSaavn.
- "Bhediya - Telugu". JioSaavn.
- "Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon's 'Bhediya' titled 'Thodelu' in Telugu, film to release on November 25". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- "'Bhediya' movie review: 'Potential to develop into franchise', netizens, critics give Varun Dhawan's latest film a thumbs up". Business Today. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
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- "Bhediya Movie Review: Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon's werewolf drama is a howling entertainer". India Today. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
- "Bhediya Review: Varun Dhawan's Film Is Helped Along By Lively Performances". NDTV. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
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- "Bhediya movie review: This Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon rumble in the jungle is quite the romp". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
- "Bhediya Review: Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon-starrer is a unique social drama and enjoyable in parts". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
- "Bhediya Review: Varun Dhawan Is in Full Form in Amar Kaushik Werewolf Drama; Kriti Sanon Impresses". News 18. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
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