In Sandeep Reddy Vanga's epic three-hour, 21-minute drama Animal, Ranbir Kapoor unleashes violence.
Animal, the much-awaited film, is set to hit the big screen in less than 24 hours. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga stars Ranbir Kapoor in the leading role, and people can't wait for the release to see the actor unleash his violent side. In the meantime, we have to know where Animal will stream on OTT after its theatrical run. Yes, the film will drop on Netflix a few months after its release.
Epic runtime alert
Animal has a running time of 3 hours and 21 minutes, with rumours circulating that the OTT version is much longer. The story requires this time to reach the audience, Ranbir Kapoor said in a statement, addressing the film's extended running time. The first cut lasted three hours and forty-nine minutes and was entertaining. He assured the audience not to be scared off by the running time; instead, see a top-notch movie.
Rumour has it that the producers intended to split the theatrical distribution of the extended cut into two halves. That being said, it was a bold move. Even the distributors, who preferred to play it safe, cut scenes to bring the theatrical version's running duration down to 3 hours and 21 minutes. Reportedly, this longer length will be available in the OTT version.
Animal's clash with Sam Bahadur and previous adjustments
Animal is Sandeep Reddy Vanga's second Bollywood film, following Kabir Singh. Its December 1 cinema release is going to be in direct competition with Sam Bahadur, starring Vicky Kaushal. After clashing with Gadar 2 (starring Sunny Deol), OMG 2 (starring Akshay Kumar), and Jailer (starring Rajinikanth), the director decided to push the film's release date back to September.
Animal features Anil Kapoor as Balbir Singh, Ranbir Kapoor's father, Rashmika Mandanna as Ranbir's onscreen wife, Geetanjali, and Bobby Deol as the villain.