Updated December 20th, 2023 at 19:47 IST

Animal maker Sandeep Reddy Vanga defends Ranbir Kapoor starrer, says, ‘only these 15-20 jokers...'

Animal filmmaker Sandeep Reddy Vanga recently opened up about the movie being labeled as 'misogynistic' and 'sexist'. The director defended his film.

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Animal hit the big screen on December 1 and has been garnering massive success at the box office. The film became the fastest Hindi film to breach the Rs 500 crore mark at the domestic box office. Despite the staggering collection, a  section of the society slammed the Sandeep Vanga directorially for being misogynistic and sexist. In a new interview, the filmmaker defended the movie and called out the people slamming it. 

Animal maker says only ‘15-20 jokers’ are calling the film misogynistic 

In an interview with Galatta Plus, Sandeep Reddy Vanga opened up about the criticism faced by Animal. The filmmaker mentioned that ‘misogynistic’ or ‘sexist’ is the wrong word to use for both his films Animal and Kabir Singh. He reiterated that movies recently people have been dissecting movies too much and calling the culture ‘too toxic’. 

The director said, “Misogyny is disrespect to women. This is the actual definition, right? So no. Even Kabir Singh, even Animal, even me as a person. I always feel my production house name is Bhadrakali Pictures and I don't know why people think…not too many people, only these 15-20 jokers. But it's a wrong word to use on Kabir Singh, Animal.” 

Sandeep Reddy Vanga takes a dig at ‘illiterate uneducated’ critics for rating his movies badly 

In an interview with Connect FM Canada, Sandeep Reddy Vanga claimed that critics are rising to fame by giving negative reviews to his films like Kabir Singh. He said, “You're making money, fame, name, everything by criticising my film, then go ahead. That's what happened with most of the critics during Kabir Singh. Their shot to fame was criticising ‘Kabir Singh’...Nobody speaks about the craft, the editing, or sound design, because they are literally illiterate, and uneducated when it comes to films. They have no sense of how to criticise the film or review the film.” 

Additionally, the director commented that people looking for morality in movies should rather make cartoons. He added, “In a way, I understood their mental status and their IQ...If morality comes into the picture, then you can’t make this film. “If everybody is going to focus just on the morality, we should stop making films. Let’s just make cartoons. They’re saying children are walking out of the theatres in tears, high school girls are feeling unsafe; they should not be watching the film, it’s rated A.” The director concluded that even after the staggering success of his movies, he feels targeted. 

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 19:47 IST