Thalapathy 68 cinematographer Siddhartha Nuni has accused Animal of glorifying the Nazis and also questioned the role of the censor board in protecting young minds from "abusive" films.
Cinematographer Siddhartha Nuni has written a scathing review of director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's latest film Animal. He has lashed out at the filmmakers for what he deems as the glorification of the Nazis and also questioned the role of the censor board in protecting young minds from "abusive" films.
"I had watched the film 'Animal' yesterday and honestly the film had triggered me no end. The films Nazi glorifying(wearing the swastika on the chest), justifying toxic masculinity with random alpha male theories, the no holds barred violence with no rule of law, marital rape, abusive relationships where the woman is relegated to being a mute bystander while the husband behaves like a brute," slammed Siddhartha Nuni, who is now busy shooting for Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay's upcoming movie, tentatively titled Thalapathy 68.
The protagonist's family company is named Swastik in Animal. The protagonist, played by Ranbir Kapoor, can be seen sporting a swastika lapel pin a few times in the film.
"And the last shot of the film where the character of Ranbir Kapoor signals to the audience to come and suck his p***s were beyond redemption and abusive to the audience'minds. The fact that this film has collected so much money reflects the social condition of the country we live in? And for an A rated film, I have seen young children in the audience at a popular multiplex in Hyderabad. Where is the censorship and the responsibility to protect the young minds?," questioned Siddhartha.
Animal has been drawing a lot of criticism for being a deeply problematic film. Many have expressed serious concerns about how the film depicts its women characters as they are dominated by men both emotionally and physically.
Despite the growing wave of criticism, Animal continues to perform well at the global box office, by raking in more than Rs 700 crore from its worldwide ticket sales.