Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Jan, 25, 2024 | 05:17 PM
“Animal,” the crime thriller that stormed into theatres in December 2023, is all set to make a grand entrance onto the digital stage. With an ensemble cast featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Triptii Dimri, the movie has already established itself as a colossal success at the box office, earning praise for its gripping narrative and stellar performances.
Nearly two months after its theatrical debut, “Animal” is ready to captivate audiences once again, this time on the popular streaming platform, Netflix. The OTT premiere is scheduled for January 26, 2024, promising an action-packed treat for viewers during the long Republic Day weekend.
The film, available in multiple languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada, is gearing up to reach a broader audience through its digital release. Netflix, in an Instagram post, provided a sneak peek into the intense world of “Animal” with a glimpse of Ranbir Kapoor’s character accompanied by a haunting background score. The caption hinted at the storm that’s about to unfold: “The air is dense and the temperature is rising. Witness his wild rage in Animal, streaming from 26 January on Netflix in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.”
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Expressing his excitement about the digital release, Ranbir Kapoor stated, “We are absolutely overjoyed by the response ‘Animal’ received in theaters, and now I am glad that audiences worldwide will get a chance to watch it in the comfort of their homes. The opportunity to showcase our work globally is truly special!”
“Animal” unfolds as a gripping drama exploring the complexities of contemporary relationships, with a central focus on the intricate dynamics between a father and son. Ranbir Kapoor takes on the role of Ranvijay Singh, a character marked by violence and bloodshed. The narrative revolves around Ranvijay’s obsessive love for his father, Balbir Singh, played by Anil Kapoor, who has long neglected him since childhood.
Bobby Deol delivers a compelling performance as the antagonist, bringing depth to his portrayal of a mute villain. Rashmika Mandanna portrays Geetanjali, Ranbir’s wife caught in the toxic web of the father-son relationship, while Triptii Dimri plays the mysterious character Zoya.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, known for his work on “Kabir Singh,” “Animal” boasts a stellar supporting cast, including Shakti Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Suresh Oberoi, Saurabh Sachdeva, Saloni Batra, Siddhant Karnick, and more, all in pivotal roles.
The film’s soundtrack, featuring romantic tracks like “Hua Main” and “Pehle Bhi Main,” the emotional “Papa Meri Jaan,” the melodious “Satranga,” and the powerful “Arjan Vailly,” among others, has added to its popularity.
With a runtime of 3 hours and 21 minutes, “Animal” stands as one of the longest Indian films ever made. After a successful run in theaters, the film is poised to replicate its triumph on the OTT platform. As fans eagerly await the digital premiere, “Animal” promises to deliver a wild and enthralling experience, bringing the complexities of its characters and narrative to a global audience. As the film roars onto Netflix, it invites viewers to immerse themselves in the intense and tumultuous world it presents, marking a significant chapter in the evolving landscape of Indian cinema.