Earlier, in an interview, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga said that he would show everyone what a violent film would be. With 'Animal' he did it. From vulgarity, and violence to bloodbath to cuss words, toxic masculinity, and misogyny, 'Animal' has it all. Ranbir Kapoor plays the lead who is volatile and violent and he has been slammed for doing a toxic role. Bobby Deol plays the antagonist Abrar Haque in the movie. Since its release on December 1, the film has been getting polarising reactions from both audiences and critics.
Bobby Deol expressing his opinion on it said that it is impossible to make a film which is universally accepted.
He told PTI, "Filmmakers create stories for people to be entertained. This kind of toxicity and all of this exists in our society… Somewhere people can identify with it. But there will always be people who won’t like it, nothing can be liked by every individual… I think we are entertainers and we want to do different kinds of genres. That’s how I look at it''.
Deol also said that he doesn't hesitate to play a character beyond his morals and values. He added, "I was not put into a situation where I was not convinced or had to be convinced or felt awkward. I felt Abrar, the kind of savage and evil he is, I had to play it that way''.
'Animal' also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Shakti Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi and Prem Chopra. It is to be noted that Sandeep Reddy Vanga's first two films- 'Arjun Reddy' and 'Kabir Singh' were also heavily criticised.
Meanwhile, the action drama has passed the Monday test at the box office. It is all set to enter the Rs 300 crore club.