Vishal Bharadwaj Says He "Hated" Ranbir Kapoor's Animal. But Wait, There's More!

'Omkara' and 'Maqbool' director Vishal Bhardwaj has given his opinion on 'Animal'.

Entertainment Desk
Written By: Entertainment Desk
Updated: April 23, 2024 | 17:23 IST
'Omkara' and 'Maqbool' director Vishal Bhardwaj has given his opinion on 'Animal'.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal', starring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Triptii Dimri and Anil Kapoor, was released in cinemas in December 2023, but the Hindi film still continues to dominate social media discourse, with fans making their opinion about the film quite clear. While, a section of fans has loved the film, there are others who have also called out the film for glorifying toxic masculinity and misogyny. In the latest Bollywood celebrity news, 'Omkara' and 'Maqbool' director Vishal Bhardwaj has given his opinion on 'Animal', saying he “enjoyed” it as well as "hated" it. 

"I have still not made up my mind what to feel about that film. because I enjoyed it and at the same time I hated it," said Vishal Bhardwaj while speaking to Firstpost.

Speaking further about 'Animal', Vishal Bhardwaj said, "No. I think the recent hit film is Animal is all what you are saying is all there. And we have a typical hero too. That’s one of the biggest, hit of all times. People still watch, still want that kind of movie. It’s a big surprise that there is a huge audience for that kind of films as well."

"But at the same time, you see, a film like Laapata Ladies and 12th Fail. Vidhu Vinod Chopra at the age of 71, made the most beautiful film of his life. And with Vikram Massey, you really don’t need stars these days," he added. 

Recently, Sandeep Reddy Vanga had announced that the sequel for 'Animal', titled 'Animal Park', will be going on floors in 2026.

"This is going to be bigger and wilder than Animal. The shooting of the film will begin by 2026," E Times quoted Vanga as saying. 

Speaking of 'Animal', the movie was bashed for portraying toxic masculinity, and the makers were also accused of glorifying misogyny. Despite negative reviews, 'Animal', went on to do a business of more than Rs 900 crore worldwide.

In India, the movie emerged as one of the biggest box-office hits of 2023, as it collected more than Rs 500 crore.

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