Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s latest film, Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, continues to generate controversy, sparking outrage for its allegedly misogynistic and toxic content. The film’s portrayal of women and relationships has drawn criticism from audiences and critics alike.
The controversy has now escalated to the national level, reaching the halls of Parliament. Chhattisgarh’s INC MP, Ranjeet Ranjan, shared her personal experience, expressing her disapproval of the film’s content. She asserted that her daughter came out of the theatre in tears after watching Animal.
This incident highlights the growing concerns surrounding the film’s impact. Many viewers have expressed discomfort and anger at the film’s portrayal of women, arguing that it normalizes harmful and disrespectful behavior.
The controversy raises questions about the responsibility of filmmakers and the need for responsible representation in cinema. The glorification of toxic masculinity and misogyny can have detrimental impacts on audiences, particularly impressionable viewers.
As the debate surrounding Animal continues, filmmakers and industry professionals must consider the potential consequences of their content and strive to create narratives that promote equality and respect, rather than perpetuating harmful stereotypes.
Ranjeet Ranjan, a Congress MP from Chhattisgarh, has publicly expressed her concern about the misogynistic content and negative influence of the film Animal on young audiences.
Speaking to AajTak, Ranjan said:
“Cinema reflects society, and these films, from Kabir Singh to Pushpa and now Animal, are influencing young people.”
“My daughter and other college girls went to see Animal. She was so disturbed by the violence and portrayal of women that she left halfway through crying.”
“Excessive violence, especially against women, is unacceptable. Films like Kabir Singh glorify negative behavior, which is harmful, especially for young, impressionable viewers.”
“Such violence and negativity in films affect children and teenagers, making them see such behavior as a role model.”
Ranjan’s comments highlight the growing concern surrounding the film’s content and its potential impact on young viewers. Her personal experience further strengthens the argument that the film’s portrayal of women and violence is harmful and irresponsible.