The movie “Animal”, starring Ranbir Kapoor, has been embroiled in a series of controversies since its release. The film has been criticized for its violent content, alleged promotion of extremist ideologies, and scenes that some viewers have found offensive.
Graphic Content and Violence
“Animal” has been described as an extremely violent thriller. The film contains numerous fight scenes, many of which are gory and intense. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rated the film as suitable for adults only due to its violent content. The film’s violent scenes include a man using a knife to see at another’s throat, a man using meat cleavers to murder two prisoners, and a frenzied stabbing.
Scenes of Domestic Abuse
The film also contains several scenes of domestic abuse, where men strike, humiliate, coerce, and manipulate women. These scenes have sparked outrage among viewers, with some calling for the film to be banned.
Alleged Promotion of Extremist Ideologies
The controversy surrounding “Animal” is not limited to its violent content. The film has also been accused of promoting extremist ideologies. A leaked photo from the film showing a symbol resembling the emblem of the German Nazi party went viral on social media, sparking debate. Some viewers also pointed out that a scene in the trailer, where Ranbir Kapoor’s character delivers an angry speech and raises his hand in the air, resembles the Nazi salute.
Despite the controversy, the film’s director, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has defended his work. He has stated that only a small number of people have raised objections to the film.
The controversy surrounding “Animal” highlights the ongoing debate about the portrayal of violence and controversial themes in cinema. While some viewers appreciate the film’s bold storytelling, others argue that such content can be harmful, especially to young viewers. As the debate continues, it remains to be seen how this controversy will impact the film’s reception and the broader film industry.