'Bhediya': Varun Dhawan emotes 'don't mess with me' in first-poster
Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon starrer Bhediya's first look poster is here now! In the photo, the actor strikes a fierce look with his eyes silently conveying the message, "You don't want to mess with me." Along with the poster, the film's makers also announced the new release date. It will now hit cinema halls on November 25, 2022, exactly a year from now.
Why does this story matter?
Bollywood has been seeing a steady increase in the number of horror comedies. Starting from the 2018 film Stree starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor to the most recent Roohi featuring Rao and Janhvi Kapoor, several films in the genre have impressed viewers. Of course, all are backed by Dinesh Vijan but Bhediya would need to stand out anyway. Will it be successful?
Netizens pointed out the poster's resemblance with that of 'Redrum'
The poster shows Dhawan in a rugged look staring with his wolf-like eyes. It has the film's title Bhediya written in a font that looks like claw marks. Makers revealed only the actor's look, meaning, looks of other cast members are still being kept under wraps. Netizens, however, came down heavily on the creators, comparing Bhediya's poster with that of the 2018 thriller Redrum.
Check out the poster here
Issi din agle saal, milte hai #Bhediya se. Releasing on 25th November, 2022 in cinemas worldwide!#BhediyaFirstLook@kritisanon @nowitsabhi @Deepakyahanhai @amarkaushik#DineshVijan @nirenbhatt @Soulfulsachin @JIGARSARAIYA @SachinJigarLive @MaddockFilms @jiostudios @JioCinema pic.twitter.com/1cFsycsVRI— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 25, 2021
Release was postponed to avoid clash with 'Laal Singh Chaddha'?
Bhediya was originally planned to be released in mid-April next year. But the latest announcement has made it clear its premiere will happen several months after the planned date. Makers are citing heavy visual effects as a reason for the delay, but there are speculations they did not want a clash with Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha, which is releasing on April 14, 2022.
The film is 'a tale filled with awe-inspiring imagery'
The VFX and special effects of the film, directed by Amar Kaushik, are being crafted by a noted Hollywood studio. Talking about the film, Kaushik had said, "Bhediya is a tale filled with awe-inspiring imagery. Each and every member of the cast and crew knew that we were crafting something special. It is a feast for the eyes in every aspect possible."