Varun Dhawan-starrer Bhediya has raised over Rs 12 crore in gross box office collection worldwide on its opening day, the makers said on Saturday.
Directed by Amar Kaushik of Stree fame, the horror comedy movie was released in theatres on Friday. In a press note, production banners Jio Studios and Maddock Films shared the day one collection of the movie.
“#Bhediya opens to Rs 12.06 crores gross box office worldwide on Friday, day one. The film grew substantially by Friday evening, displaying fantastic upward trend with Saturday morning shows already showing average 45 percent growth over Friday morning , amidst positive reviews and word of mouth,” the note read.
worked well for Hindi cinema in the recent past. Starting with Stree in 2018 to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 in 2022, the genre has given us a few hits with a few misses in the middle too. Now, with Bhediya, starring Varun Dhawan as a werewolf, up for release, it will become clear if filmmaker Amar Kaushik has succeeded in creating a successful horror-cinematic universe.
Amar Kaushik’s Stree did a business of approximately Rs 167 crore in the domestic market. The critical and box office success of the Rajkummar Rao-Shraddha Kapoor film was followed by Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Roohi. It came amid the pandemic and while its box office performance is underwhelming, producers have termed it satisfactory amid the circumstances. Immediately after Roohi’s release, Kaushik announced Bhediya, a tale spun around the folklore of a werewolf.