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Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Pranay Reddy Vanga

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Star cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Babloo Prithiveeraj, Shakti Kapoor, Charu Shankar, Tripti Dimri & Bobby Deol

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani & Pranay Reddy Vanga

Animal Box Office Review: Pre-Release Buzz & Impression

Right from the announcement, Animal enjoyed a huge hype around itself. Everyone was excited to see what Sandeep Reddy Vanga churns out with Ranbir Kapoor after presenting Shahid Kapoor in an unthinkable avatar. Yes, there were a couple of delays, but the makers didn’t panic as they were confident about what they were making. In fact, the film got more time to penetrate the masses with its promotional material.

This Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial scored full marks in the pre-release phase, be it the pre-teaser, teaser, songs, or trailer. His Kabir Singh left a big impact on the audience, and this one, too, managed to stay in the discussions due to its brutal and fascinating look in promos. Then, the film got a further boost due to the extensive media interactions Sandeep, Ranbir, and the team carried out.

In Short, during the pre-release phase, everything fell in the right place for the film, and the result was seen in the form of tremendous pre-sales across the country.

Animal Box Office Review: Initial Start, Positives & Negatives

Animal has arrived and unleashed its beast form at the Indian box office. Right from the morning shows onwards, the craze was visibly seen among the audience. It falls in the league of Jawan and Pathaan, which did well in multiplexes as well as single-screen theatres. In some places, the film is running with better occupancies than Pathaan, and overall, an earth-shattering start has been recorded, which is only next to Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan in the history of Bollywood.

Talking about positives, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer has managed to click with its target audience, i.e., youth. It has received a big thumbs-up from young viewers, and yes, there are also complaints about the film’s second half, but overall, it’s being termed a terrific affair by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.

The current post-pandemic era has seen a drastic change in audiences’ taste, and majorly, commercial entertainers loaded with elevation scenes are being preferred by viewers for the big screen experience. So, Animal has found itself releasing in the best possible period, where there’s no stopping it from emerging as a box office monster. Also, one can’t deny that the ‘A’ rating by CBFC has benefitted Animal immensely as the audience is curious to see what unique experience Vanga will give them.

Speaking about the competition, Sam Bahadur isn’t any kind of threat in front of this action-drama as word-of-mouth for the Vicky Kaushal starrer isn’t that favorable. So, Animal has an open ground to perform, and it will rake in some epic numbers till Dunki arrives on the 21st of December.

Talking about the negatives, the biggest shortcoming is the film’s length. Yes, Animal gets on your nerves at some point, and believe me, watching a serious big-screen affair for 3 hours and 21 minutes is not everyone’s cup of tea. This is the very factor that will also impact the repeat value. Another minus is that the screen count has been impacted due to Sam Bahadur’s release, which will restrict the film from reaching its full potential at the box office.

Already, the show count is affected as exhibitors are finding it difficult to allot more shows to Animal due to its duration. So, the biggie might face capacity issues, and it is to be seen if exhibitors replace Sam Bahadur with the Ranbir Kapoor starrer.

Animal Box Office Review: Final Verdict

On the whole, despite some flaws and the length issue, Animal will turn out to be a box office sensation, and the euphoria will continue for a couple of weeks or more. Apart from the Hindi belt, a considerable chunk will come in from the South Indian states, too. In the long run, the film is expected to earn 400-415 crores net in India.

So, get ready to witness the history written by Ranbir Kapoor and Sandeep Reddy Vanga as the duo is set to deliver the first ‘A’ rated film worth 400 crores in the history of Indian cinema!

Must Read: Animal Movie Review: Take A Shot Every Time Ranbir Kapoor Says ‘Papa’ Only Then You’ll Understand Whatever Is Happening In Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Man’s World!

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Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor , Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Tripti Dimri, Charu Shankar, Babloo Prithiveeraj, Saurabh Sachdeva, Prem Chopra

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

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What’s Good: Ranbir Kapoor putting everything in, but for what? The interval block could be a separate short film, and I would surely hoot for that one

What’s Bad: Everything you thought was bad in Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh it’s worse here

Loo Break: There should be a competition among friends of who can sit through this almost three-and-a-half-hour film without taking a loo break, and that would have an interesting outcome than this film

Watch or Not?: Only and only if you can leave the cinema hall after the first half

Language: Hindi

Available On: Theatrical release

Runtime: 3 hours 21 minutes

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Ranvijay Singh (Ranbir Kapoor) is the son of multi-millionaire businessman Balbir Singh (Anil Kapoor). He clearly doesn’t care anything more than how well his company, Swastik Oil, is doing every financial year. The love not received from his father stays in his heart and keeps boiling till the point that he transforms into an animal.

The protection he has for his papa turns into such an obsession that he knows which hand he uses to hold his private part while urinating. If you think that’s a lot, oh wait, he’ll ask you not to shave your pubic hair because it’s a natural process. While saving his father, he gets wounded to get a heart transplant, and he then sleeps around with the fiance of the dead guy who donated his heart, only to conclude this abysmal second half, inspired heavily by TikTok videos.

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Animal Movie Review: Script Analysis

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s writing, directing, and editing of his own story is what has hampered his vision to think, “I think this would only add to the runtime without making any impact whatsoever.” This is Vanga making a film to satisfy his ego while answering the Kabir Singh trolls in the most egregious way possible. Before all of you started bashing me, I had rated Kabir Singh a 4/5 because that film had its heart in the right place.

I’m all in for a toxic character because it’s a trait any human can have, but when you show it with a weaker motive, you lose the whole point, weakening the connection viewers could have with the character. Yes, it’s not necessary to consistently connect with your lead, but at least join us with the world around him. How can one tolerate an alpha male in a beta world? The whole ‘papa papa’ obsession suddenly gets sidelined only to show how Ranvijay can consummate with the fiance of the dead guy who donated him the heart, leading to a plot twist you can see coming from a mile away.

I’m so disappointed because the film had some amazing scenes that could’ve had Jawan’s ‘Vikram Rathore’ impact if they were bound by a proper story. You can’t just keep your film at 3 hours 21 minutes only because you’ve shot that much of it; that’s why Edwin S. Porter laid the editing foundation of movie storytelling back in 1903. You need to edit out scenes that aren’t required; we don’t want to see the lead talking about how he wears specially handcrafted underwear that has 1000 threads/sqft. The film’s length and its lame second half will restrict it from being anything but an entertaining experience.

I didn’t get the decision to choose Amit Roy as the cinematographer; his previous work involves Dhokha – Round D Corner, Sarkar; yes, the range is crazy, but surprisingly, he has done well with the action sequences where we can witness most of his involvement. The much-talked-about 18-minute interval block is MIND BLOWING, which remains to be the signature scene and also something that’s missing from the second half.

Animal Movie Review: Star Performance

I can’t believe Ranbir Kapoor has signed this after reading the complete script; the Tamasha fan in me still has the opinion that he was unaware of the horrendous second half before signing the film. He must’ve been on board by the time interval block was being narrated to him, and looking back at Kabir Singh’s box office success; he might’ve agreed to do this. This Ranbir Kapoor performance deserved a better film, and it’s an attempt worse than Bombay Velvet because, over there, we were clear about Anurag Kashyap’s vision. Here, everything just happens because Kabir Singh & Arjun Reddy’s characters were bashed, so Sandeep decided to show the critics what a real toxic person would happen to be like.

Anil Kapoor doesn’t do anything apart from being a busy ‘papa’ to a child who grows up to be a criminal because of him. That’s his only trait, and he plays around it till, just like Rashmika Mandanna’s inaudible trailer dialogue, you’ll really wish Anil’s Balbir would’ve died that day.

Rashmika Mandanna’s Geetanjali is everything a feminist wanted Kiara Advani’s Priti to be, but none of them would’ve thought she would fall yet again for a toxic lover. He hurts her by stretching & shooting her bra strap at her, leading to rashes on her back; he says things like, “4 din pad change karne ke liye kitna naatak karti hai… Main din mein 50 baar pad change kar raha.” He sleeps with another woman only to confess the same to his wife, and she still chooses him because he loves him, and love overpowers hate. So what if the hatred is just a little bit of domestic violence and adultery? She should accept it because he’s a man.

The whole Bobby Deol brouhaha for this? He’s only as much in the film as much as he’s in the trailer, and this is Race 3 happening with him all over again. You won’t help but laugh out loud at a ‘Martha’ moment he shares with Ranbir’s character. Also, lol at the theories that were floating around Bobby’s character and the entire film in general. If you think about it, those theories would’ve made a better film than Mr. Vanga.

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