Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol‘s Promised Kiss Missing in Animal‘s OTT Release, Fans Ask ‘Where’s the Extended Cut?’
Fans of the critically acclaimed family crime drama, Animal, have expressed their disappointment with the absence of the promised ‘extended cut’ and the missing kiss between lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the film’s OTT release.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga‘s Extended Cut Fails to Deliver on OTT
Fans eagerly awaited the OTT release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga‘s Animal, hoping to revisit the theatrical experience and catch the promised ‘extended cut’ of the film. However, viewers were left disillusioned when the Netflix India version failed to deliver any additional content.
The runtime of the film on the streaming platform remained at 3 hours and 24 minutes, identical to its theatrical version, leaving fans who had hoped for the promised ‘Extended Cut‘ disheartened.
Missing Kiss Between Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol Leaves Fans Disappointed
Another major disappointment for fans was the absence of the promised kiss between Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the film’s climactic showdown on the airstrip. Sandeep Reddy Vanga had assured audiences of the kiss following the theatrical release.
In an interview with Galatta Plus, Sandeep Reddy Vanga revealed that there was a planned moment where Bobby Deol was to kiss Ranbir Kapoor on the cheek, conveying, ‘Bhai, I didn’t even spend one day with my father,’ followed by opening his zip.
Although initially shot and considered superb, Sandeep opted to remove the kiss, feeling it diluted the impact of the subsequent emotional moment. He explained that Bobby‘s expression with a smirk and a tear rolling down his cheek was a more powerful cinematic choice.
Sandeep assured fans that the deleted kiss scene would be part of the extended cut available on OTT, but its absence in the Netflix release has left fans disappointed.
Fans Voice Disappointment on Social Media
Numerous users on X (formerly Twitter) expressed their disappointment regarding the absence of the promised extended cut and the missing kiss between Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol.
One user commented, “Animal extended cut is a scam lol. Original runtime 3H23M. Netflix runtime is 3H24M (eyeroll emojis).” Another expressed, “Where is the extended cut version of Animal on Netflix? It was supposed to be a 3h24m runtime, right?”
Animal was the third highest-earning film of 2023, grossing an estimated Rs 900 crore at the worldwide box office. It was third only to the Shah Rukh Khan starrers Jawan and Pathaan, which occupy the top two spots.