It is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who is known for the Shahid Kapoorstarrer ‘Kabir Singh’ in 2019. However, the film has also received backlash for the portrayal of its characters.Many have questioned the critics and taken it just as a film, not seeing it through their moral compass; however, the mocking of female characters and sheer violence.
Now, senior India cricketer Jaydev Unadkat took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his review of the film. “What an absolute disaster #AnimalTheFilm was! Glorifying misogyny in today’s world and then tagging it as mere “traditional masculinity” and “alpha male” is a disgrace. We ain’t living in the jungles and palaces and fighting wars or going hunting anymore. It doesn’t matter how good the acting was; one shouldn’t glorify and show such acts in a movie that is watched by millions. There is a thing called social responsibility, even in the entertainment industry, that one should never forget. It just feels bad that I wasted my 3 hours watching such a pathetically made movie,” Unadkat wrote in a post, which now stands deleted.
‘Animal’ stars Ranbir Kapoor alongside Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, and Prem Chopra. It is based on a troubled relationship between Ranbir as Ranvijay and his father, Balbir Singh, played by Anil Kapoor, against the backdrop of a violent world of crime and the underworld.