Ranbir Kapoor addresses criticism around Animal, says 'Nothing goes beyond movies'

    Ranbir Kapoor opened up about the criticism that his film Animal received while expressing gratitude at the success bash.

    Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor

    Ever since the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal was released, it has stirred controversy for elevating misogyny and toxic masculinity. The film sparked heated online discussions where many vehemently argued against almost every aspect of the film and called it ‘problematic.’ Despite such reactions, the film found footfalls and has been running successfully at the box office. The film has grossed Rs 896 crore worldwide, and turned out to be one of the blockbuster films of 2023. Recently, the cast and crew of the film gathered together for a party to celebrate the success of the movie.

    At the success bash, Ranbir took the opportunity to address the widespread criticism that the film has received. He said that some people may have had issues with the film, but its box office success proves the love for a film that conquers everything. "I want to thank all of you for being here today to celebrate 'Animal'. It is a film that a section of people had an issue with but I feel the kind of love, success and the numbers (it has received) proves that nothing goes beyond the love for a movie. Nothing goes beyond movies," he said at the event.

    Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga also added, “Every character was very special and striking in the film and it happened because of everybody’s hard work. Thank you to the producer, lyricist, musicians, and thank you everyone." Besides Sandeep and Ranbir, the film’s cast including Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Triptii Dimri, Saurabh Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Suresh Oberoi, Saurabh Sachdeva,Siddhant Karnick, Saloni Batra, among others were in attendance. Film’s producer Bhushan Kumar, Pranay Reddy Vanga, Krishan Kumar and Murad Khetani were also part of the bash.

    Meanwhile, Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal centers around a troublesome father-son’s relationship. The DesiMartini review of the film reads, “Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s latest offering Animal is not for the faint hearted. If you thought Kabir Singh/Arjun Reddy was violent and problematic, Animal is both these films combined and raised to the power of 10 (if not more).”