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Hi Dimers,

I am seeing a lot of mixed reviews on social media about 'Animal' Movie. The trailer looked pretty intense and it has been breaking many records too.

Some are calling it a proper blockbuster while others are saying it's a very bad movie which is totally against women. I am aware that it has been rated 'A' but want to know honest reviews from dimers.

This might help others to decide whether to watch it or not 👀

Personally I will go when hype settles a bit.


What are your thoughts? How would you rate it?
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Hi Dimers,

I am seeing a lot of mixed reviews on social media about 'Animal' Movie. The trailer looked pretty intense and it has been breaking many records too.

Some are calling it a proper blockbuster while others are saying it's a very bad movie which is totally against women. I am aware that it has been rated 'A' but want to know honest reviews from dimers.

This might help others to decide whether to watch it or not 👀

Personally I will go when hype settles a bit.


What are your thoughts? How would you rate it?
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**TLDR*

Animal is certainly a film like no other mainstream Bollywood film, with the amount of gore and violence being present. But everything is ultimately bogged down by an extremely lengthy runtime, and eventually nothing can save the film from it. Not even Ranbir, who is in such a fantastic form after so long. He's the reason the film is watchable. Temper your expectations and you'll have an okay time with this decent one time watch.

(2.5 + 0.5 just for Ranbir) = 3/5

*Long review*

Sandeep Reddy Vanga promised to show what real violence looks like, and he does exactly that for most of the film, but is that ultimately enough? Gore fans are going to absolutely love it, but the thing is while it's exhilarating at first to see a mainstream Bollywood film be this bloody and violent, you get used to it by the second half and it gets old pretty fast. The second half gets riddled with scenes that felt like they were specifically made for shock value, and while it may work for some, it eventually brings out disgust from everyone else. And you can't blame people for feeling this way since the film is so long in the first place.

This is Animal's biggest enemy. The 3 hours and 22 minutes runtime. The first half starts off well as you get introduced to the characters and you get to witness the groundwork for the bloody stuff ahead. The runtime would make more sense if we had all that time being paid to character development, but Vanga provides superficial reasons and expects us to simply accept that the characters are behaving in a certain manner because that's that. Unfortunately this leads to Ranbir's backstory being just as illuminating as watching Papa Meri Jaan on YouTube. His chemistry with Rashmika, along with her performance as well, almost derails the film because everything about it stinks heavily of Kabir Singh/Arjun Reddy (Vanga just can't seem to let that story go I guess).

But it's Ranbir's portrayal of the psychopath son that saves this film from sinking in those moments. He is deliciously insane and his moments of anger and bloodthirst are relishing to see, which makes him the biggest highlight of the film. With no groundwork for how his character turned the way he is, except for neglect by his father, it's amazing how Ranbir still manages to create a memorable character out of someone who's written this thinly

Anil is as great as ever. -He nails every scene of his, and it's when his character gets shot, when the film suddenly switches gears and starts becoming more fun.- The Arjan Vailly Ne sequence doesn't disappoint, and it becomes instantly clear why the audio was the only part of the song that was released. It's the best part of the film. Bobby is the best right after Ranbir when it comes to acting, but his scenes are limited and you simply lament by the end regarding how much more of him you wanted.

Unfortunately, this was the last time someone has fun in this film until the climax, because the film is in a disarray once the second half begins. It's like the makers had planned the story till the interval, and they spontaneously thought of stuff as the second half went by. Tripti is ultimately wasted in a subplot of the film that doesn't do much except bring out more groans from us because the subplot is awful and the film just isn't ready to end yet. The climax pumps life back into the film but only if it had arrived 20-30 minutes early, as I already wanted to go home at this point.

Lastly, I'll say don't have huge expectations and don't get overhyped like the internet is telling you too. Temper your expectations and you'll have a decent time. Just make sure to make good use of that interval 😅

I'm going with a 2.5/5, with an extra 0.5 just for Ranbir, who made the entire experience worth it eventually.

Disclaimer* :- If you enjoyed Animal for what it is - a mass masala entertainer - in no way is my comment meant to offend you nor is it my intention to police what you watch.

Just watched two different, absolutely contrasting movies this week - Chithha & Animal. The former is a gut wrenching Tamil thriller-drama with incredible performances especially from the child actors who played Sundari & Ponni; the latter has an utterly garbage plot with some great performances & wonderful music. It's obvious Vanga caters to the Andrew Tate crowd with his movies & takes pride in his edgelord persona; the difference with Animal being there was absolutely no pretense with the trailer, his unapologetic interviews & the movie's rating conveying exactly what to expect.

Adding provocative scenes just for the shock value without organic flow of the story made it unnecessarily lengthy & made me roll my eyes. It remains to be seen with the final box-office verdict if Vanga editing his own movie will become his hubris. It also doesn't help that there's no other deep-seated context for Ranvijay Singh's daddy issues other than his father being negligent towards him. Show me the actual acts of negligence & how deeply it affected the kid & maybe then I might believe Ranvijay's constant craving for his father's validation & affection. I was expecting an almost reverse Oedipus Complex type bond but got stale characterizations instead and because of this, I had easier time suspending my disbelief with the violence than I had with Arjun Reddy.

Comparing Chithha to Animal is like apples to oranges and absolutely, there's a place & cinematic liberty for both in the movie industry but the sad fact of the matter remains one is a social drama & an absolute must watch for parents that can bring about a discernible awareness in the society while the other is a provocative, misogynistic drama that has the potential to create violent megalomaniacs under the guise of being cool in those **few* impressionable audience who lack the mental capacity to discern fiction from reality. Sadly, only one film will go unnoticed while the other will likely rule the box-office & even attain a cult status.*(3/5)**

PS not my words but my thoughts.


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And movie ka ticket wo 15 lakh waale account mein se lena hai kya XD
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Film ka tckt hi afford ni kar saktey toh Ghar pey hi raho. 

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Since someone tagged me here, I'll give my 2 cents lol. 

I'm not very interested in mafia/hyper masculine type genre. So I'll give a pass.

I'm only waiting for Hirani's release in December now. Will take my family to watch it 😃

P.S. I honestly don't understand why Indian commercial directors are stubborn and keeping so many song dance sequences and dragging the plot unnecessarily to lenghten the run time... Which is the main reason that destroys majority of the story.

It was ok to keep long run time when there was no tv in every household but it's idiotic to do it now.

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Let's wait and watch in ott. 

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Read only if you are OK with Spoilers although there are none.

Went to early morning shows, so went with a clean mind and not after watching reviews. my expectations were minimal.

If you liked Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh you will like 1st half and climax portions. 2nd half could have been trimmed a bit.

I felt this is an example of a film where, Director love the Hero Character more than the film it self. 

Director went straight in the Hero Character building without clearly showing other characters (its a good move but it looked rushed a bit)

Interval Scenes: Could have chopped, Director already said its more than 15-16 mints, seriously could have removed a bit.

I felt like Director wanted to show What Violence looks like (as he said with Anupama Chopra in an interview) rather than the story asking for it.

BGM was Too Good.


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Spoiler kaha hai isme

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I stay away from "big movies" by default. I always find them terrible. Just my 2 cents smile 

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I stay away from Bollywood movies by default. All are terrible. Just my 3 cents. 

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People are nowadays thinking movies as vaccine.. lun ya na lun...Bhai movie hey bus dekh ke aao achi hey toh achi bat, nehi toh interval mey nikallena..

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And movie ka ticket wo 15 lakh waale account mein se lena hai kya XD
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Movie is good overall. The 1st half took us high but 2nd half feels lengthy.

Action is something new and BGM is superb. 

Music is good, l love the Papa Meri Jaan song.

Performances are great.

And, 2nd part is also coming soon..... 

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Yeh bollywood ka faltu sv movie kaun dekhta h bhai, hollywood ki movies dekho kuch sikhne ko v milega, yaha ki movie me naa koi reason hota h kisi scene me,  bas bana dete h, ab to netflix, prime, hotstar h hollywood movie dekhne ke liye.

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Since someone tagged me here, I'll give my 2 cents lol. 

I'm not very interested in mafia/hyper masculine type genre. So I'll give a pass.

I'm only waiting for Hirani's release in December now. Will take my family to watch it 😃

P.S. I honestly don't understand why Indian commercial directors are stubborn and keeping so many song dance sequences and dragging the plot unnecessarily to lenghten the run time... Which is the main reason that destroys majority of the story.

It was ok to keep long run time when there was no tv in every household but it's idiotic to do it now.

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While off topic, i feel you shouldnt be having high hopes from dunki.

It seems to be highly cringe , plagiarized and cliched from songs and teaser.

This is gonna be raju hirani's big test.

I just hope that they have saved the best foe the theater because promotional stuff doesnt look promising

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The movie doesn't have a great story. The story part is weak. The first half had a good build-up. Second half couldn't meet that build up at all. Rashmika's acting was the worst. Some scenes were just pointless - not required at all. Bobby's scene of taking three women at a time has no requirement in the movie. 

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My Review -

Full of Violence, obsession, smocking promotion.
Too lengthy, it should be a series instead of a movie.
Ok ok movie 3/5
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Will watch in 3-4 sessions.

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No

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I thought pathaan was the stupidest blockbuster.

Animal created a new low.

Isse achcha mirzapur dobara dekh lo ek baar. 

Nothing in the movie makes sense at all. New villains coming like ekta kapoor serials. I actually started getting daily soap vibes before interval. 

There is unjustified and inelegant s*x and kissing, even beats most Bhatt movies. 

Race 3 (which has similar stars , setting) , Tiger 3 looks much better now.

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And that Atmanirbhar Bharat Made In India weapon which run beer goes on blasting before interval

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In India now people set new trend in Indian cinema..

We are loving Baseless movies,Arts and Content.

Earlier we loved to watch Border like realistic cinema.. now we love Gadar 2 like Pathetic Cinema.

Earlier we loved to watch Hum aapke hai kon, kuch kuch hota hai, Ddlj type family movies.

Now we are loving Kgf , Kabir Singh, Animal type movies..

We are the world's youngest generation population.

And we are serving this type of content to them.. and they are liking that too..

These characters are now their Icons.

When they grow what kind of personality they adopt.

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In India now people set new trend in Indian cinema..

We are loving Baseless movies,Arts and Content.

Earlier we loved to watch Border like realistic cinema.. now we love Gadar 2 like Pathetic Cinema.

Earlier we loved to watch Hum aapke hai kon, kuch kuch hota hai, Ddlj type family movies.

Now we are loving Kgf , Kabir Singh, Animal type movies..

We are the world's youngest generation population.

And we are serving this type of content to them.. and they are liking that too..

These characters are now their Icons.

When they grow what kind of personality they adopt.

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Please give a review
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Going for a show at 4 pm today. Aake batata hu. 

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Worth to watch on torrent, not in cinema. 

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Indian [all languages] movie of the year 2023 in terms of sheer violence, emotional and cinematic experience.

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ott / torrent pe aayegi tab i will see.

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Available hai 3h 26m

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where is hype?

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You are living under stone.

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1st half if OK to Good. 

2nd half is useless and non sense fight and emotion. 

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tatti movie hai..sir dukh gya..story to hai hi nhi.

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No offense to OP, but this movie is similar to those people who make a new thread without any reason.

And as per movie, There was no story at all. Papa ke liye itna junoon but papa ko koi interest nahi uske junoon mein. If felt like Anil Kapoor mann mein has raha hoga ki kyu itna pagal bana hai mere liye.

Unnecessary intimate scenes and first time Rashmika felt irritating with her Hindi + English accent. Her acting looked like forced.

Movie could have been trimmed for 2.30 min easily but director ko toh aankhen jalani bhi thi and hot scenes dikhake sukoon bhi dena tha.

Director ne jo sapne mein dekha uski story bana di. I thought usne story to shooting ke time banayi hogi.

Ranbir has done full justice to his role.

I could have wrote more but movie ke jaisa mera bhi review boring lagne lagega.

In short – no story-line, boring, not made for theaters(Wait for OTT release).

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Watched 4 pm show today. Mujhe to acchi lagi. Paisa waste nahi laga. It’s true ki story was very weak. But entertaining thi fir bhi. Maybe I am biased coz I like both Ranbir and Rashmika and I desperately needed some entertainment. I am tired of studies. 

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Bhai, if you are going with family a movie in weekend means approx 2k-3k expenses... and if the movie is terrible common man like me feels like.. golmaal-mukesh-tiwari-vasooli

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Ye wali movie waise bhi family layak nahi hai bhai. 

Sam bahadur was boring too. This weekend wasn't meant for movie outing.

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