Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s much-anticipated family crime drama, “Animal,” made its debut on Netflix India, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the promised ‘extended cut.’ However, viewers were left disheartened as the OTT version failed to deliver on the director’s assurances, leading to disappointment and frustration among the audience.
Despite the anticipation for an extended version, the runtime of “Animal” on Netflix India matched that of its theatrical release, clocking in at 3 hours and 24 minutes. This left fans expecting additional scenes and content questioning the absence of the promised extended cut.
Particularly, fans were let down during the climactic showdown on the airstrip between Ranbir Kapoor’s protagonist, Rannvijay, and Bobby Deol’s antagonist, Abrar. Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga had previously revealed in an interview that an intimate moment, a kiss between the two characters, had been filmed but was later excluded from the theatrical release.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga explained his decision to exclude the kiss, stating that he felt it diluted the impact of a powerful moment. He emphasized the emotional depth conveyed by Bobby Deol’s expression, which included a smirk and a tear, considering it a more significant cinematic high.
Expecting this omitted scene to be part of the extended cut on Netflix India, fans were dismayed to find it missing, prompting expressions of disappointment on social media. Many users on X (formerly Twitter) expressed their frustration, labeling the extended cut as a “scam” and questioning the absence of the anticipated 3 hours and 44 minutes runtime.
As fans express their discontent, the missing extended cut of “Animal” on Netflix India raises questions about the communication between filmmakers and streaming platforms, leaving audiences questioning the authenticity of promised additional content.
Sources By Agencies