‘Animal’ is a highly anticipated movie that generated massive excitement through its trailer, songs, and successful pre-release event. Scheduled to hit screens on December 1st, the film has a runtime of 3 hours and 21 minutes, holding an ‘A’ certificate from the censor board. Despite its long duration, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga reassured audiences not to worry about the length.
Initially, the movie’s first draft ran for a lengthy 3 hours and 49 minutes, posing challenges for theaters with its extended runtime requiring multiple intervals. To address this, the filmmakers worked hard to trim it down to 201 minutes, revealed by Ranbir Kapoor in a recent interview. The condensed version aims to facilitate a more feasible screening schedule in cinemas.
The advent of OTT platforms offers directors the liberty to showcase their complete vision without runtime constraints. Many films now release their full versions on these streaming services, sparking hopes that ‘Animal’ might follow suit.
An enticing feature of ‘Animal’ is an uninterrupted 18-minute action sequence expected to captivate audiences, led by Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol as the antagonist, and Rashmika Mandanna as Ranbir’s love interest. Sandeep Reddy Vanga serves as the movie’s writer, editor, and director, contributing to the anticipation surrounding the film’s release.