Amid ‘Animal’ Backlash, Kangana Ranaut’s Old Video On ‘Consequences Of Dark Cinema’ Surfaces

In the midst of the negative reviews and opinions surrounding Animal, a viral video on the internet features Kangana Ranaut discussing the projection of dark cinema.

Critics are targeting Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s film “Animal,” featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Anil Kapoor, for allegedly promoting toxic masculinity. The filmmaker, previously criticised for problematic male characters in “Arjun Reddy” and “Kabir Singh,” faces renewed scrutiny. Despite achieving blockbuster status, negative reviews persist. An old video of Kangana Ranaut discussing the consequences of showcasing problematic characters in movies has resurfaced amidst the ongoing controversy. The video, originally from an episode of Aamir Khan’s popular TV show Satyamev Jayate, is gaining traction on the internet.

Kangana Ranaut Advocates Consequences in Dark Cinema

Expressing her perspective, Kangana Ranaut emphasises the importance of not avoiding dark cinema or depicting reality in films. She contends that showcasing the consequences of such narratives is crucial – how they impact both the girl and her future, as well as the boy. According to her, a happy ending cannot be justified in such scenarios.

Highlighting the impact, Kangana emphasized that individuals of this mindset start believing that actions of film heroes draw inspiration from them. She pointed out, “As they grow up, these boys engage in ragging and harassment, affecting not only girls but everyone, including their parents. They become antisocial, causing problems for everyone. Believing that movie characters justify their behavior, they even emulate the characters by wearing similar attire, convinced that the heroes are inspired by them.”

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An old video interview of Aamir Khan, where he criticises the portrayal of violence on-screen, has gained widespread attention on the internet. In the video, the actor explains how ‘directors who aren’t that talented’ resort to violence as a tool for the success of their films.

Expressing discomfort over Animal’s treatment of women, lyricist and writer Swanand Kirkire shared his concerns about the film steering the future of Indian cinema towards a more ‘dangerous and scary’ direction.

Despite facing criticism, Animal continues to achieve significant success at the ticket counters. Within five days of its release, the film has surpassed the Rs 250 crore mark in the domestic market. Globally, it is on track to reach the coveted Rs 500 crore mark.