The momentum for Ranbir Kapoor’s latest venture, “Animal,” seems unstoppable as it hurtles toward yet another significant milestone at the box office. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and featuring an ensemble cast including Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Triptii Dimri, and Shakti Kapoor, the film has been making waves since its release on December 1.
As the film enters its 15th day since hitting screens, the makers proudly announced that “Animal” has amassed a staggering ₹797.6 crore worldwide. With just a hair’s breadth away from the coveted ₹800 crore milestone, the film has already carved its place among the highest-grossing films of 2023.
Despite facing criticisms for its portrayal of toxic characters and contentious scenes, “Animal” has continued to dominate the box office charts. It catapulted past the ₹600 crore mark globally within eight days of release and joined the elite ₹700 crore club in a mere 10 days, solidifying its position as one of the top three highest-grossing films of the year alongside Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” and “Pathaan.”
The narrative of “Animal” revolves around a toxic father-son relationship, with Anil Kapoor portraying the emotionally distant father, Balbir Singh, and Ranbir Kapoor as the embittered son, Ranvijay Singh aka Vijay. Bobby Deol’s portrayal of the menacing antagonist, Abrar Haque, adds depth to the storyline, while Rashmika Mandanna takes on the role of Geetanjali Iyengar, Vijay’s wife.
The movie, as described in the Hindustan Times’ review, takes audiences on a visceral journey laden with blood, noise, and gripping violence. It delves into the complexities of the protagonist’s psyche, Ranvijay Singh, who, haunted by unresolved issues with his father, navigates life as an anti-hero. The film’s scale and narrative captivate, leaving viewers in awe despite occasional moments of bewilderment.
With its intense storyline and powerhouse performances, “Animal” continues to captivate audiences, amassing monumental success at the global box office, solidifying its status as a commercial powerhouse and a defining film of the year.
As the film inches closer to the ₹800 crore benchmark, the audience anticipation and the film’s relentless box office performance showcase the impact and resonance of Ranbir Kapoor’s formidable portrayal in this revenge drama.
Sources By Agencies