The filmmaker even wrote a glowing review of Animal recently, sharing how Sandeep Reddy Vanga broke all storytelling conventions
There are few filmmakers in the industry who are as vocal with their opinions as Ram Gopal Varma. Be it praise or criticism, the Shiva director has never minced words in his interviews or social media posts. Amidst the polarised reactions for Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal since its release, the filmmaker gave it a glowing review, stating that it throws all storytelling conventions in the bin, creating a new norm.
Earlier today, the director, in response to film exhibitor Akkshay Rathie’s tweet, said he was surprised over the industry’s stunning silence while reacting to Animal’s success. Regardless of one’s tastes, he said that the tremendous audience reaction for Animal has signalled a cultural shift. The filmmaker stated that the ‘self-proclaimed moral guardians’ need to acknowledge and accept their mandate mandate.
“If you don’t keep up with the future, you will become history,” he tweeted. RGV even gave a thumbs-up to writer BVS Ravi’s tweet, where he states that the cultural shift among audiences had begun long back. Explaining the industry’s denial to accept Animal’s verdict, the writer mentioned that the industry which works on past numbers has failed to observe the change.
“Movies like Animal, when hits hard making caves into its belief system, industry chooses denial mode,” BVS Ravi shared. In addition, Ram Gopal Varma said that Sandeep Reddy Vanga was the only director in the last 50 years to have done justice to Sonny Corleone’s character in The Godfather novel (with Ranbir Kapoor’s character in Animal).
“I don’t know how many of you read The Godfather novel, because the film doesn’t do justice to Michael Corleone’s brother Sonny Corleone. All directors since the last 50 years including me (in Sarkar) modelled our heroes on Michael and @imvangasandeep is the first one who just threw Michael Corleone into the trash can and made Sonny Corleone the hero. Incidentally K K Menon (Vishnu) in Sarkar is modelled on Sonny,” RGV averred.