Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal was criticized in Rajya Sabha recently with the Opposition saying it promotes violence and misogyny. Woman MP wonders how the Censor Board cleared such a film.
Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan speaks against Animal.
The controversy surrounding Animal refuses to die down. The movie – directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga – has numerous sexist, misogynistic and unpardonable scenes that will anger you in ways you cannot even fathom. In the latest update, the controversy has reached the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, with Congress politician Ranjeet Ranjan voicing that her daughter broke down in tears after watching the crime thriller.
Animal controversy reaches Indian Parliament
In the ongoing winter session of the Parliament, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan heavily lashed out at Animal moviemakers and termed the film a "disease to society".
She told the House, “Starting from movies like Kabir Singh, Pushpa and now Animal...I find it difficult to express the quantum of problems associated with these films. My girl and her friends recently went to watch Animal at the theatres and left the movie midway. She left the movie teary-eyed.”
“Such films show negative characters as the hero of the film and thus have a detrimental effect on our society, especially on the youth. Students are influenced by negative movies and the violence shown in them. Many kids, especially those studying in Classes X and XII consider these heroes as idols. Learning from such movies, these instances get replicated in real life by youngsters.”
The woman minister even mentioned that it is not correct to depict the history of Arjan Vaili, the son of the great Sikh warrior Harisingh Nalwa, in a film that promotes gang war.
The Congress leader further wondered on what grounds the Censor Board allows such movies to be screened at the theatres. Concluding her talk in the House, she termed the movie a “disease to society” and asked the concerned officials to take immediate action on the matter.
While the movie continues to receive negative comments on all social media platforms, the moviemakers have not issued an official statement on this matter.