Bhediya Review: Dubbed as India’s first creature comedy Bhediya is smartly constructed with just enough horror to complement the comedic structure of the film. Amar Kaushik the director has once again showcased that he is the master of the arts when it comes to Hindi horror comedies.
Bhediya Review Rating: 4/5
Bhediya Cast: Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Deepak Dobriyal, Abhishek Banerjee, Paalin Kabak
Bhediya Director: Amar Kaushik
Bhediya Story: Bhaskar (Varun Dhawan) a road contractor moves to Arunachal Pradesh to construct a road through the jungle in the village Ziro. There he faces several hurdles as the tribals in Ziro are not willing to give up their land. However, Bhaskar woos the younger generation of the village to ultimately convince the elder. One day, Bhaskar is bitten by a werewolf at butt and he is then taken to the vet played by Kriti Sanon. He gets an injection and magically his senses begins to heightened from the next day. Soon, there is a dead body and rumors of Bhaskar being a werewolf start to catch fire. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
Even though Bhediya comes up with a setting and topic that we have already witnessed in Hollywood flicks the movie is still fresh with its approach and that subtle Indian horror-comic charm at its heart. Amar Kaushik the director who has previously worked on Stree showcase that he has the capability to construct one of the best movie verses in the film industry with his horror comedy films.
It’s a delight to watch Varun Dhawan as the werewolf. His energy and livewire personality is perfect for this sort of role. He is the soul of this movie which thrives on the cast performances. It won’t be a far-fetched statement to say that Dhawan has brought his best yet in the comedic aspect with this film.
On the other hand, Kriti Sanon is at her usual best. Whatever role she touches she manages to leave a mark of her own. This time she has dared to experiment with an unconventional role and there is not anything that you can complain about her performance. Deepak Dobriyal and Abhishek Banerjee are the funniest of the lot with their on point comedy timing.
The plot of the film may seem a bit shallow to those who go in with the expectations of being mind-blown by sensational horror and mystery. However, this film is for those who want to have a good laugh and interesting story to enjoy while eating popcorns. It’s a family entertainer that deserves to be watched at least once in the theatres.