Varun Dhawan’s horror comedy, “Bhediya” was out in theatres on Nov 25. It is directed by Amar Kaushik and backed by Dinesh Vijan. It marks the 3rd film in Vijan’s horror comedy universe after Stree and Roohi.
The film was released in three languages in theatres Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The Tamil version was titled Onai and the Telugu version was titled ‘Thodelu’. It opened with positive reviews from critics and received praise for the novel theme, Vfx, performances, and cinematography.
Bhediya OTT Release Date
The post-theatrical streaming rights of Bhediya have been sold to Jio Cinema and the satellite rights to Colors Cineplex. As per a report of Amar Ujala Hindi, Bhediya will premiere on Jiocinema on 30 Dec 2022. However, an official confirmation from the streaming platform is yet awaited.
Box Office Report
Despite receiving rave reviews from critics, Bhediya took a below-par start and has received an average response at the box office. It was expected to open with double-digit figures but failed to charm the cinephiles as it saw a below-par start and minted Rs 7.48 Cr on its first day.
It picked up pace from the Sat onwards and clocked in over 28 crores on the 1st weekend. It showed an over 55% drop on its first Mon which consolidated that the film will be an average affair. The total domestic collections of Bhediya stand at 65.84 crores nett (4 weeks).
Bhediya Pre-Release Business
Bhediya was made on a budget of 60 crores and as per the reports, it made 125 crores from the pre-release business only. The pre-release business of the movie includes theatrical rights, satellite rights, digital rights, and music rights.
The theatrical rights of the film were sold at 45 crores, the satellite, and digital rights at 75 crores, and the music rights at 5-8 crores.
The trailer had created a good pre-release buzz, viewers heaped praise on the VFX, unique concept, comic sequences, and the performances of the key characters. Watch the trailer below: