Animal Movie: Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Bold Move to Show Edited Version to His 7-Year-Old Son
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Son’s Reaction to Animal
In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Sandeep Reddy Vanga revealed how his 7-year-old son, Arjun Reddy, reacted after watching an edited version of his latest film, Animal. When asked if his son understood the concept of hits and superhits, Vanga mentioned that while Arjun Reddy may not fully grasp the idea, he is aware of Animal and even has a favorite scene.
Vanga shared that he carefully prepared an Edited Version of the film, removing scenes that were inappropriate for his son’s age. He showed this edited version to Arjun Reddy during New Year’s in Goa.
To Vanga’s surprise, Arjun Reddy‘s favorite scene was the “underwear action scene,” which made the director laugh. He also revealed that his wife, Manisha, commented on the amount of bloodshed in the film but did not mention anything about misogyny.
Vanga’s Honest Feedback from Family
Vanga emphasized the importance of honest feedback from his family, particularly his brother Pranay. He values their opinions and takes them seriously as a filmmaker. He credits his family for the existence of his film Arjun Reddy, which was a critical and commercial success.
Animal: A Controversial Film
Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, and Prem Chopra, has received mixed reactions from critics and audiences alike.
The film tells the story of a man who returns from the US after an assassination attempt on his emotionally distant father. In a bid to win his validation, the man embarks on a rampage to take revenge on those who tried to kill his father.
Animal has been criticized for glorifying toxic masculinity, violence, and misogyny. Several filmmakers and actors have spoken out against the film, calling it a promotion of misogyny.
Despite the controversy, Animal has been a commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2023 and the highest-grossing A-rated Indian film.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga‘s decision to show an edited version of Animal to his 7-year-old son highlights his commitment to engaging with his family and valuing their opinions. While the film has been met with criticism, it remains a bollywood blockbuster, sparking discussions about toxic masculinity, violence, and misogyny in Indian cinema.