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Bhediya (2022): High On Humour And Creativity

Bhediya. Wow! Bollywood has improved a lot. The change from using actors from north-east India as stereotypes. In caricature parts and labelling them “chinki” to now casting them in key roles in movies has been extremely inspiring. Jobin had an outburst in the second part of Amar Kaushik’s most recent film, “Bhediya,” expressing how sick of generalisations he is of. The phrase “Poora North East Shaolin Temple” is in use. The situation is dramatic since it perfectly exposes the rest of India’s mentality toward the north-east.

THE PLOT

VARUN AND KRITI IN BHEDIYA
Pic By: The Indian Express

Bhaskar, a road construction contractor, travels to Arunachal Pradesh with the intention of building a road through the deep Ziro forest. He is joined by his cousin Janardhan, also known as JD, and his buddy Jomin from the Northeast. The most serious incident is when a wolf bit Bhasker. The trio begins their mission to convince the tribal people to give up their land and permit road development. He soon begins to resemble the beast. At which point the folktale about the shape-shifting wolf known as “vishaanu” kicks up and the plot thickens and becomes more gripping.

THE GOOD/THE BAD

Bhediya does have several flaws, such as the weak Kriti character and the predictability of the man vs. nature theme. In fact, the script’s silliness makes it harder to watch at the finish when the pre-climax drags. 

Varun, kriti and ashutosh in bhediya
Pic By: Paytm

Bhediya may be precisely the unique material that these group of individuals are yearning for in an era. Where Bollywood is continually criticised and chastised for producing films that are adaptations, sequels, or remakes. Yes, Teen Wolf is clearly an influence, although it is only apparent at first glance. The sheer scope and ambition that producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik are aiming for, though, are even more amazing. I couldn’t help but be in awe of Kaushik’s forthrightness throughout the entirety of Bhediya, from his writing to his vision to the execution. There are several scenes in the movie when you may giggle awkwardly on any given day, but that never occurs with Bhediya. Thanks a lot for that in particular!

MY THOUGHTS

Bhediya fulfils its promise of ambition and scope while juggling the delivery of effective jump scares, amusing moments, and message. Of course, adding icing to the cake was the multiverse’s expert handling of including Stree in Bhediya.

MY RATING

4/5

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