Monthly Archives: November 2022

Bhediya box office collection Day 2: Varun Dhawan’s film needs to pick up pace

Varun Dhawan’s Bhediya released in the theaters on November 25. The film is doing decent business at the box office.

In Short

Bhediya released on November 25.
It stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.
The film is directed by Amar Kaushik.

By India Today Web Desk: Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon’s horror-comedy Bhediya hit the screens on November 25. Seeing Varun turn into a werewolf had the audience’s interest piqued, however, its box office numbers are just decent. According to reports, on Day 2, Bhediya’s collection in India were up by 35-40 per cent as it collected in the range of Rs 9.25-9.50 crore. This brings the two-day nett to Rs 17 crore. Bhediya is competing with Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2.


Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan’s werewolf drama Bhediya is directed by Amar Kaushik, who brought the horror-comedy genre back with Stree (2018). While Stree wrecked havoc at the box office, Bhediya’s numbers don’t look too promising yet. It opened with just decent numbers on Day 1. It raised over Rs 12 crore in gross box office collection worldwide on its opening day.

For the second day, Box Office India stated, “Bhediya (Hindi) has decent growth on Saturday of around 35-40% as it collected in the 9.25-9.50 crore nett range. It probably needed higher growth on Saturday due to the low first day but this 35-40% is decent and keeps the film in the race if Sunday can show a good jump. The two-day collections of the film will be 15.50-15.75 crore nett which remains low but after the opening, it is really about making ground post the weekend.”

Talking about the poor quality of Bhediya’s VFX, BOI wrote, “The film is also released in 3D so this should have also helped the bigger centres but the response to 3D is also poor. Bhediya also seems to be set in the North East which takes away a lot of relatability compared to a rural film set in the heartland. Obviously, this is done for fresher locales and a more a picturesque look for the film but the characters become less relatable for the core audience.”


Bhediya is a comedy horror film directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan. The film stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. This is Kriti’s second film with Varun after Dilwale (2015). Bhediya is actually the third installment in Vijan’s horror-comedy universe. It hit the theatres on November 25. Set in Arunachal Pradesh, the storyline of Bhediya follows a young man named Bhaskar who gets bitten by a wolf in the forest. Eventually, he starts transforming into a werewolf too. The music of the film is composed by Sachin-Jigar while the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Ranveer Singh’s Cirkus new quirky posters promise double madness. Have you seen yet?

The new posters of Rohit Shetty-directorial Cirkus are out. The film will release on December 23.

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s much-anticipated film Cirkus is all set to release around Christmas this year, and we are absolutely excited! The big-budget film, which stars Ranveer Singh, Pooja Hegde, Jaqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma and many more popular faces from Bollywood, will hit cinemas worldwide on December 23, 2022. Ahead of the trailer launch, the makers dropped some new posters of Cirkus on social media that are quite quirky. The posters promise that Cirkus will be one hell of an entertaining ride.

Ranveer Singh shared three new posters of Cirkus and captioned it, “DOUBLE MADNESS!! CHRISTMAS MANAO APNI FAMILY KE SAATH (sic)!!” All the posters are colourful and are themed on circus. It features all the characters in one frame. Since Ranveer plays the double role in the film, we see both the looks of his character. In one of the posters, he is all also seen giving an electric shock to his other character. We can also spot fireworks in the background.


Rohit Shetty took to his social media account earlier to announce the release date of Cirkus. “It’s time to bring our audience back to the cinemas… ONCE AGAIN! Golmaal released 16 years ago and the love you all gave me made me what i am today! ‘Cirkus’ is a Christmas gift for you and your family! Kyunki iss ‘Cirkus’ mein bohot sara Golmaal hai!!! #CirkusthisChristmas @rohitshettypicturez @tseriesfilms (sic),” read his note.

Commenting on the film’s development, Rohit Shetty said, “Cirkus is a complete family entertainer. There’s no better time than the Christmas holidays to celebrate the film in cinemas everywhere.

Tere Layi (Official Trailer) : Harish Verma | Sweetaj Brar | Nirmal Rishi | Punjabi Movie 2022

Movies Credits :

Directed By : Amit Prasher
Produced By : Dhiraj Arora
Co-produced By : Dimple Kharour, Abhaydeep Singh Mutti & Rahul Sharma
Executive Producer : Jarnail Singh, Kamal Arora & Satyam Dawar
Starring : Harish Verma, Sweetaj Brar, Nirmal Rishi, Bhumika Sharma, Amrit Amby, Jarnail Singh, Seema Kaushal, Nisha Bano, Sukhwinder Raj, Raj Dhaliwal, Sukhbir Baath, Surinder Singh, Manpreet Dolly, Sukhpreet Kaur
Lyrics : Nirmaan, Maninder Kailey, Jaggi Jagowal

Drishyam 2 Movie Review: Ajay Devgn’s film is high on thrills but it’s still not Drishyam

Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2 has plenty of nail-biting moments but it will somewhere leave you missing 2015 film, Drishyam. Here’s our review.

In Short

Drishyam 2 released on November 18 in theatres.
Ajay Devgn returns as Vijay Salgaonkar in the film.
The film also stars Shriya Saran, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav in key roles.

Drishyam 2 isn’t a film we recommend to those who haven’t watched the first part. It is a continuation in its truest sense. And it’s made evident with screenshots from the 2015 film Drishyam panning across the 70mm with opening credits. We are soon taken inside Vijay Salgaonkar’s somewhat okay-ish new life with his family amid all the haunting rumours from the past surrounding them. Well, that’s reality. People don’t forget drama and that is what is depicted in the film. Vijay and the Salgaonkar family, consisting of his wife Nandini (played by Shriya Saran), and two daughters, Anju and Anu (Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav), are trying to swim through their past and are attempting to start a new life. However, little do they know that they are far from closure. At least, until the end.

The director tries to set in the brevity of the situation with constant rain and storms that somewhat depict the seriousness of the scene and it works too. Also, Ajay shines as Vijay in this one. He is smart, ‘chalak’ as the police describe him, and futuristic. And he is a man who knows his sin and is ready to deal with the aftermath of it.

Shriya Saran plays the innocent Nandini who hasn’t had a single peaceful night’s sleep in the past seven years because the past haunts her. Anju is now dealing with epilepsy that aggravates every time she senses stress. Anu is all grown up but we don’t see a lot of substance to her character. Peace is short-lived for the Salgaonkars after IG Tarun Ahlawat (played by Akshaye Khanna) replaces Tabu. No, not in the film, but in her role. And Akshay does a great job too, with the taunts and grit of an officer, but we wanted more of Tabu. She is sparsely spread across the film and Akshay couldn’t create the dread that Tabu as IG Meera Deshmukh did in the first part.

In case you are wondering why there’s no mention of Gaitonde (played by Kamlesh Sawant) yet, you have nothing to worry. You’ll hate him in this part too, and there’s more edge to his character than the first one, and this only proves he has been successful in his endeavour. For instance, we love one of his dialogues where he says “Biwi ka birthday bhool sakta hoon, October 2 aur October 3 nahin.”

And there are multiple references to Drishyam in its sequel. For instance, the incidents that happened on October 2 and October 3 in the first part have become a national meme. The makers know it well and have utilised it in the same aspect. Every time Tabu or anyone else on screen utters these two dates and how they had pao bhaji and attended a satsang together, the audience would clap and break into bouts of laughter.

However, there were a few things that defied logic. For instance, the Salgaonkars were shown as a middle class family in Drishyam. The second part depicts him as a theatre owner. He has now moved into a fancy bungalow but his profession remains the same – owner of Miraj Cable and now owner of a theatre. Why and how the change would remind you of Suneil Shetty’s unbelievable rags-to-riches story of Dhadkan.

Gaitonde hits women as a part of the interrogation in front of a former female IG and talks about maintaining law and order at the same time. Was it an attempt to make the audience detest him more? That's a question we leave to the makers. Also, it would be safe to say that Drishyam was a lot more gripping. Drishyam 2 is no less, but still, not like the first one.

Drishyam 2 is the Hindi adaption of Mohanlal’s film of the same name. Ajay Devgn had promised us a different storyline. Don’t go with that mindset for you will be disappointed. There are a few plot twists here and there, but the majority remains the same. Not to forget, punched with Ajay’s magic.

An Action Hero (Official Trailer) Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep A | Aanand L Rai, Anirudh | Bhushan K

Directed By : Anirudh Iyer
Produced By : Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Produced By : Aanand L Rai
Co-Producer : Kanupriya A Iyer
Co-Producer : Shiv Chanana
President Global Digital Business (T-Series) : Neeraj Kalyan
Story By : Anirudh Iyer
Screenplay & Dialogue : Neeraj Yadav

Uunchai box office collection Day 3: Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher’s film roars on 1st weekend

Uunchai stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Boman Irani in lead roles. The film did exceptionally well at the box office on weekend.

In Short

Uunchai released on November 11, 2022.
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Danny Denzonpa.
It is helmed by Sooraj Barjatya.

By Grace Cyril: ‘Content is king,’ and Sooraj Barjatya has proved that with his latest release, Uunchai. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Boman Irani, Uunchai released on November 11. Even since, it has been successfully running in the theatres. It’s first weekend collections were a major hit too. Needless to say, Uunchai has won the hearts of the audience.

In spite of opening on limited screens, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Danny Denzonpa’s Uunchai minted Rs 1.81 crore on its opening day. Gradually, over the weekend, it got the audience’s approval through positive word-of-mouth. The film skyrocketed in its box office collection on Day 3, November 13. It’s single day collection was Rs 5.05 crore, according to trade estimates. Hence, the total collection now stands at Rs 10.50 crore. Meanwhile, Uunchai had an overall 50.63 per cent Hindi occupancy on Sunday.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, “Have a look at the advance bookings of #Uunchai on Day 3, it’s an eye opener… Forget mid-range films, not many biggies can boast of having #HouseFull/fast-filling shows in advance these days… Reiterates yet again, CONTENT IS KING AND AUDIENCES ARE KINGMAKERS (sic).


Uunchai has been directed by Sooraj Barjatya, who is known for making family dramas. This film marks his return to direction after his 2015 film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which featured Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher in lead roles, Uunchai released on November 11, 2022, in theatres. The film is produced by Rajshri Productions, Boundless Media and Mahaveer Jain Films. The storyline of Uunchai follows three aged friends who take a trek to the Everest Base Camp, to fulfil their fourth friend’s last wish. A simple trek turns out to be a personal, emotional and spiritual journey for the three of them. The songs of Uunchai are composed by Amit Trivedi. The lyrics are written by Irshad Kamil. The film score is composed by George Joseph.

Pathaan | Official Teaser | Shah Rukh Khan | Deepika Padukone | John Abraham | Siddharth Anand

Movie Credits:
Movie: Pathaan
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham
Director: Siddharth Anand
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director of Photography: Satchith Paulose
Music: Vishal and Sheykhar
Lyrics: Kumaar
Story: Siddharth Anand
Screenplay: Shridhar Raghavan
Dialogues: Abbas Tyrewala
Executive Producer: Padam Bhushan
Production Designer: Rajat Poddar
Editor: Aarif Sheikh