Animal Trailer is out now!

The much-anticipated trailer of “Animal” has taken the internet by storm, promising a rollercoaster ride of emotions, revenge, and intense drama. Headlined by powerhouse performers Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol, the film appears to be a gripping narrative that delves into the shadows of human nature, wrapped in a cloak of vengeance.

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the creative genius behind the critically acclaimed “Kabir Singh,” “Animal” seems poised to push the boundaries of storytelling once again. The trailer opens with an ominous tone, setting the stage for a narrative that promises to be both violent and emotionally charged.

Ranbir Kapoor, known for his versatile performances, appears to be in top form as he portrays a character enmeshed in the complexities of revenge. His intense expressions and commanding screen presence hint at a character driven by a dark past and a burning desire for retribution. Paired alongside him is Bobby Deol, whose recent career resurgence has been nothing short of spectacular, bringing depth and charisma to his roles. Ranbir Kapoor in his bloodiest avatar yet, wields weapons like a knife, axe, and machine gun as he mercilessly takes down his adversaries. If the teaser merely hinted at the brutality, the full trailer now unravels the grim transformation of Ranbir’s character, a direct consequence of a violent upbringing during his formative years. The blame for this dark metamorphosis falls squarely on the shoulders of his on-screen father, portrayed by the seasoned Anil Kapoor. The film delves into the harrowing impact of this tumultuous upbringing, painting a disturbing picture of the character’s evolution into a ruthless force shaped by the shadows of his past.

The trailer unfolds like a tantalizing puzzle, offering glimpses into the lives of the characters and the interconnected webs of betrayal and deceit that bind them together. The narrative seems to revolve around the themes of justice, morality, and the lengths one is willing to go to for vengeance.

One cannot help but be drawn to the film’s atmospheric cinematography, which captures the grittiness of the story. The dimly lit frames and intense close-ups create an immersive experience, adding to the overall dark and brooding atmosphere. The background score complements the visuals, elevating the suspense and anticipation.

Apart from Kapoor and Deol, “Animal” boasts a stellar ensemble cast, including Anil Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, adding further weight to the film’s appeal. The collaboration of these seasoned actors, coupled with Vanga’s directorial prowess, suggests a potent concoction that could leave a lasting impact on Bollywood cinema.

As the trailer progresses, it becomes evident that “Animal” is not just a tale of vengeance but a journey into the depths of the human psyche and the consequences of one’s actions. The film appears to challenge conventional notions of morality, presenting a narrative where the lines between right and wrong blur in the pursuit of justice.

In a recent Variety interview, Ranbir Kapoor discussed his decision to accept the role in “Animal.” When asked about director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s past films criticized for glorifying misogyny, Kapoor confirmed he had watched “Arjun Reddy” and “Kabir Singh.” While acknowledging the controversy, Kapoor didn’t delve into specifics but highlighted a willingness to engage with the critique. This brief exchange hints at the film’s potential to navigate complex themes, adding to the intrigue surrounding “Animal.” He said- “Well, to be honest, I was really drawn to the script of Animal. It’s a unique and intense story that immediately caught my attention. As for watching Arjun Reddy or Kabir Singh, I must admit that I did watch both films and found them to be incredibly powerful and impactful. However, my decision to accept Animal was not solely based on those films. It was more about the script, the character, and the opportunity to work with Sandeep Reddy Vanga” (as noted here).

Originally slated for release on August 11, 2023, “Animal” has undergone a rescheduling. The eagerly anticipated film, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in intense roles, is now set to hit theaters on December 1. The delay was attributed to pending post-production work, emphasizing the filmmakers’ commitment to delivering a polished and impactful cinematic experience. As fans eagerly await the new release date, the extension promises to ensure that every aspect of “Animal” meets the high standards set by the creative team behind the project.

Check out the trailer here.

Published by HOLR Magazine.