Bhediya Movie Review: A Decent Recipe with Unique Taste
Bhediya Movie Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Saurabh Shukla, Deepak Dobriyal, Abhishek Banerjee and Paalin Kabak
In-depth Breakdown of Bhediya Movie:
We all know that Bollywood has experienced an unprecedented wave of negativity. The reputation of the industry has been damaged not only on social media, but also among an underlying neutral audience. In between is Bhediya, which is a welcome change.
After the Adipurush teaser failed, Bhediya’s teaser was released online. The response was unexpected, as the promo was well received by all parties. Every aspect of the film, from concept to visual effects, was praised. Netizens praised the effort put into the Varun Dhawan-directed film compared to Adipurush’s VFX. So, it’s clear that there’s been a good pre-release buzz following the release of the trailer.
Also, the song “Thumkeshwari” added to the pre-release excitement. While the staging is impeccable, the film lacks commercial substance. Then came a wave of Drishyam 2, which was a major threat to the Amar Kaushik director as it stole all the limelight. The creators failed to capitalize on the initial momentum. As a result, there were very few advance reservations on opening day.
Initial Box Office Review of Bhediya Movie: The Good and The Bad
For Bhediya, the initial start was low, if not good. Also, the initial reaction from neutral audiences was a mix of thumbs up for the attempt, but lacked the sense that the movie was missing something. Starts used to be in double digits, but now it looks like the film will be far below the expected opening.
Speaking of positives, this film is an honest (though not new) attempt by Bollywood to create a sense of nature that will likely appeal to many. It’s a treat for kids, as the themes, humor, and overall structure keep them hooked. There’s nothing gross in it, so this is a great movie for families.
Bhediya scores in the VFX department and is an advantage when there is VFX hype in the market. Speaking of competition, the movie is enjoying a solo release today. Also coming out next week is Ayushmann Khurrana’s action hero, which appears to be a niche film. Avatar: Way of Water is the only major upcoming competition, also launching on December 16th.
Turning now to the negatives, the film feels a bit lengthy due to the slow script. Apart from the children, this Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanom leading man won’t be able to fully satisfy anyone of other age groups. Speaking of competition, while the film doesn’t have any major challenges coming up in the next 2-3 weeks, it does have a challenger, Drishyam 2, which came out last week.
Ajay Devgn’s films are as much for class as they are for the masses. It is expected to continue its strong run at the box office and hurt the Amar Kaushik director’s box office earnings.
As far as content goes, Bhediya fits in both A-center and B-center (to some extent), but since word-of-mouth isn’t entirely positive, the film won’t make the full impact in A-center and B-center box office it will be able to.
Analysis based on Performance:
This is how we would rate the movie in different aspects of it.
Here is our Conclusion:
Overall, while this is an honest attempt by Bollywood to try something different, Bhediya doesn’t tick all the boxes. Although there are 2-3 weeks of free screenings, the film will not be able to generate a large audience at the box office due to its shortcomings. Also, Drishyam 2, which retains most of the screen, would destroy the movie’s potential.
It is expected to take between 4.5 and 600 million at the Indian box office. So it’s fair to say that Varun Dhawan’s Monster Inside Me show isn’t the box office monster we expected.