Ram Gopal Varma Says Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Naked’ Walk In Animal Is ‘Genius’ Moment: ‘I Want To Lick…’December 3, 2023
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol, released this Friday, garnering varied reactions from both critics and audiences. Known for his divisive filmmaking, director Ram Gopal Varma also shared his thoughts on the movie.
The filmmaker wrote that Adrian Lyne, the filmmaker behind Fatal Attraction and Lolita, once said that films should provoke vehement arguments about their core messages. Varma noted that Sandeep successfully achieved this with Animal. Elaborating, he wrote, “He explains, “There will be massive fights over the content and the character of Ranbir in Animal long after its box office run is over and I truly believe it can also trigger a cultural overhaul due to the way Sandeep has ripped off the clothes of moral hypocrisy with his bare naked honesty. That is because Animal is not merely a film..it is a social statement.”
In a crucial part of the movie, Ranbir’s character, Ranvijay Singh, leaves a room full of enemies and returns with a custom-made weapon he had prepared for the occasion. The filmmaker claimed the moment is a cinematic gem. He wrote, “One of my favourite moments is when against everyone’s expectations, including me in the audience was that he will come back with a baseball bat or something, but when he comes back with a machine gun that almost made us all fall off our chairs and that moment is a pure cinematic gem.”
My REVIEW of ANIMAL
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) December 3, 2023
Some scenes in the movie have been criticised by viewers for either not contributing to the plot or, in some cases, seemingly intended to provoke without purpose. To this, Varma wrote, “Some random comic scenes like the bra strap spanking, talking about sex with the doctors etc to name a few which seemingly have no context but what they really do is to subconsciously act as a sledgehammer to drive the protagonist’s character into the viewers’ heads.”
The film has already crossed Rs 200 cr at the box office.