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Paatal Lok creator Sudip Sharma 'didn't like' Ranbir Kapoor's Animal - 'It could not make me feel...'

Sudip Sharma, the creator of Paatal Lok, has shared his thoughts about 2023's blockbuster movie Animal. He admitted that he didn't like the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer.

Paatal Lok creator Sudip Sharma 'didn't like' Ranbir Kapoor's Animal - 'It could not make me feel...'
Sudip Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor. (Courtesy - IMDb)

Last Updated: 04.54 PM, Jan 03, 2024


Animal was one of the highest-grossing films of 2023. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, shattered several box office records. Despite the film's humungous box-office success, it received backlash from people. Animal was called out for toxic masculinity and misogyny. A few people from the industry have also opined that they didn't like Sandeep's film. Paatal Lok creator Sudip Sharma revealed the reason Animal didn't work for him.

Sudip Sharma on Ranbir Kapoor's Animal

In an interview with Cinema Express, Sudip Sharma admitted that he 'didn't like' Ranbir Kapoor's film, Animal. However, the Paatal Lok creator mentioned there's no refuting the fact that the movie is one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema. 


Having said that, Sudip stated that he is expecting more from Sandeep Reddy Vanga's movie. "There’s great craft on display, there are a lot of things that work for it. As a film on the whole, it didn’t work for me. It made me feel things that the film did not intend to, and it could not make me feel things which the film intended to," he told the entertainment portal.

Animal's phenomenal box office run

Meanwhile, Animal has emerged as the second-highest Bollywood grosser of 2023 after Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan. The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer is inching close to the Rs 900-crore mark at the worldwide box office. On the other hand, Animal dethroned Sunny Deol's Gadar 2 at the box office.

About the film

Speaking about Animal, the film marked Sandeep's third film after Arjun Reddy and its Hindi version Kabir Singh. It was Ranbir's first professional collaboration with the filmmaker. The star cast of Animal also includes Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shakti Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Triptii Dimri, and others.

A sequel to Animal will be made soon. Sandeep will begin working on Animal Park after he's done with the shoot of Spirit.

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