The box office collection of Animal, a family crime drama directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has been quite impressive. As per the early estimates reported by Sacnilk, the film has garnered 60 crores on its opening day, with a break-up of 49.50 crores in Hindi and 10 crores in Telugu.
This makes it Ranbir Kapoor’s biggest opening both in India and globally, with the possibility of crossing 100 crores worldwide .
Ranbir Kapoor’s performance
Kapoor, who made his directorial debut with the film, has been praised for his portrayal of a complex character. He has been able to effectively blend vulnerability and villainous traits, making the audience connect with his character.
The film’s promotion, including early reviews, has been positive, which has led to widespread word-of-mouth publicity. This has further contributed to the film’s box office success.
Vanga, who is known for his directorial debut with the 2017 Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, has delivered a tightly-knit film with strong commercial elements. His ability to tell a story with mass appeal while maintaining a certain degree of artistic integrity has been lauded.
However, it’s important to note that the film’s content has been criticized for its misogynistic undertones. The portrayal of a toxic marriage is seen as one of the film’s major drawbacks.