Animal is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film edited and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also co-write it with Pranay Reddy Vanga and Saurabh Gupta.
CAST: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Tripthi Dimri, Charu Shankar, Babloo Prithveeraj, Shakti Kapoor in lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 2.5/5):
Animal doesn’t live up to the expectations of Arjun Reddy cult. It is intense and gore which appeals only to a limited section. Being unable to come up with a creative story, Mr. Vanga stuffed the film with his pervert, sex maniac mind and with vomiting level dose violence. Instead of being organically different if you try forcibly to be different, the end result is Animal.
Great Andhra (Rating: 3/5):
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s “Animal” shines a spotlight on a youngster’s unparalleled love for his father. In this narrative, Sandeep skillfully extracts the best from Ranbir Kapoor, whose impactful performance propels ‘Animal’ to new cinematic heights.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2.5/5):
Overall, ‘Animal’ offers an engaging and refreshing first half with intense action sequences in the interval. However, the second half completely derails and goes overboard, never finding its way back on track. Give it a try if you’re familiar with the director’s style from ‘Arjun Reddy,’ but keep your expectations considerably low this time.
123TELUGU (Rating: 3/5):
On the whole, Animal is an intense action drama that appeals to a section of the audience. The first half has universally appealing content, but the tonal shifts in the second half might not be liked by all. The bold content and excessive violence might cause a stir among a few. Ranbir Kapoor gave an award-worthy performance, and he is the heart and soul of Animal. The technical aspects are solid in Animal, but Bobby Deol’s characterization could have been written better. If you like films that are unconventional and high on heroism, then you can watch Animal.
Times Of India (Rating: 2.5/5):
Ranbir Kapoor can be Joaquin Phoenix but Animal’s no Joker. This entire film could have just been a conversation between the father and his son.