Bhediya (2022)

Bhaskar and his cousin Janardhan “Jana” visit a small town in Arunachal Pradesh as part of a road-building project. They meet two natives named Jomin and Panda, who show them around. Bhaskar is chased and bitten by a wolf in the wild one night. Jana and Jomin quickly transport him to Dr. Anika, the local veterinarian. Seeing the large bite mark on Bhaskar’s back and his obvious discomfort, she administers an injection in the hopes of relieving his suffering.

The next day, Bhaskar begins to see changes inside himself. He has heightened senses of smell and hearing, and he communicates with animals. Meanwhile, the locals and tribals are opposed to the idea of cutting down trees in woods to build roads and refuse to support it. However, Bhaskar is able to gain the backing of the youth, who agree to the scheme. Soon after, two persons who were involved in the project are discovered dead. The scratch and bite marks on their bodies indicate that they were mauled and killed by an animal. Panda claims that the killings are the work of a shape-shifting werewolf, but no one believes him.

Jana assumes Bhaskar is the shape-shifting werewolf based on his increasingly weird behaviour. Jana and Jomin steal some of Bhaskar’s stools to run a stool test and discover that human bone fragments were found in Bhaskar’s stools. It is revealed that Bhaskar is really the perpetrator of the crimes, as he tells them that he has been transforming into a werewolf every night since being bitten by the wolf, and that he has no control over it.

Starring: Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Abhishek Banerjee, Deepak Dobriyal, Paalin Kabak

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