Ranbir Kapoor's Animal has turned out to be the most controversial film of the year, with many people polarized in their opinions regarding it. Some have liked the film and called it a masterpiece. While many others hated the rampant misogyny, sexism, and portrayal of overtly toxic masculinity, it was traumatic to watch. With a duration of over 3 hours and 21 minutes, some people also called the film overlong.
But it continues to grow big at the global box office, with more people coming out to watch it than before. In just 10 days since its release, the film has managed to earn over 700 crores. Now, Anurag Kashyap has spoken about the film.
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At the Kolkata International Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap shared his thoughts on the film. He said, "You cannot force responsibility on anyone. People take responsibility for themselves, or they don't. How many people went and watched a film that you considered to be feminist? Only a handful of people watch them and underline if it was a real feminist film or a pseudo-feminist film."
Further, he added, "A film like Animal has galvanized more feminists in this country than any other feminist film. It has created more discussion around misogyny than any other film. So it is doing something good."
He also said that many came to know about feminism through Animal. He said, "You need a provocateur in a society for people to understand. More people were taught feminism because of Animal and the discussions around it. Why are you scared of a provocateur? We are educated and learned people. Why are we afraid of someone who provokes us?"
Later, talking of his 2014 film Ugly, he said, "I think being provoked is a good thing. As a filmmaker, I have always tried to make films that make people uncomfortable. When I made Ugly, I wanted people to go back and not sleep that night."
Ugly was a dark and twisted thriller about the disappearance of a girl that spirals into a disturbing wave of upheavals around the city.
Animal is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and also stars Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, and Shakti Kapoor in important roles.
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