The werewolf drama Bhediya starring Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan is a howling success on screens

Chris Steward
Chris Steward
The werewolf drama Bhediya starring Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan is a howling success on screens

Along with Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan, the movie also features Abhishek Bannerjee and Deepak Dobriyal.

Horror and comedy are two different genres and it’s tough to pull them off together. Unless one has a firm grasp of excellent writing and cinematic treatment, here is where “Bhediya” excels. Varun Dhawan and Kriti starrer film premiered on 25tn November.  The film is directed by Amar Kaushik, who led the horror-comedy “Stree” under the same banner, expertly tackles both genres in his most recent film and strikes a tricky balance to offer a picture that’s spine-chilling in some situations. His most recent film, Bhediya, simply raises the bar further for the best clever and hilarious horror comedy.

Filmmakers have typically found the werewolf mythology to be a great source of inspiration for their stories, and in this instance, Amar Kaushik delves deeply into Arunachal Pradesh to craft an odd story. The visual impact of the movie is by far its most notable feature. The VFX is amazing, and cinematographer Jishnu Bhattacharjee expertly portrayed the mysterious and ominous world of werewolves against the backdrop of the Ziro mountains, Ziro forests, and the full moon in the nighttime sky.

Because of poor makeup and effects, monsters and other creatures in movies frequently end up being spoofier than frightening, but not in Bhediya. The protagonist’s convincing and frightful transition into a werewolf. The background score only accentuates the tension in the movie’s numerous jump scares. Varun does a fantastic job as the wolf that can change forms. His act, which included a significant physical metamorphosis with rippling muscles and a flawlessly molded body, will hopefully help him change directions in his career.

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Varun excels in every scene, from the exciting and dramatic one where he initially becomes a bhediya to the humorous one where he struggles to become a werewolf in the second half. As Janardan, or JD, Abhishek Banerjee is spot-on and his comic timing is impeccable. His comedic jabs land even in emotionally charged sequences, bringing levity to this narrative that primarily takes place at night. He also has the film’s funniest lines. The final piece of the bhediya pack is Paalin Kabak, who plays Bhaskar’s Northeastern friend Jomin and has excellent chemistry with both of the other performers, notably Abhishek.

This one is worth the walk to the theatres if you’re looking for a howling good time. In addition, the conclusion contains a pleasant surprise.

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