Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ breaks box office records on opening day

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  • ‘Animal’ is a crime thriller film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Parineeti Chopra, and Anil Kapoor, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
  • The film was released on December 1, 2023, and received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, who praised the performances, direction, screenplay, and music of the film.
  • The film has created a huge buzz at the box office, earning Rs 60 crore on its opening day across India, beating the records of other Bollywood biggies like ‘Pathan’, ‘Tiger 3’ and ‘Gadar 2’.
  • The fans of the film are expressing their love and admiration for the film and its actors on social media, calling Ranbir Kapoor a genius performer and Bobby Deol a surprise package. Plot and characters
  • ‘Animal’ is a film that revolves around the life of a ruthless gangster named Ranbir (played by Ranbir Kapoor), who is on a quest for revenge against his former mentor and rival, Bobby (played by Bobby Deol), who betrayed him and left him for dead.
  • The film also features Parineeti Chopra as Ranbir’s love interest, and Anil Kapoor as a cop who is determined to catch Ranbir and Bobby.
  • The film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster ‘Arjun Reddy’, which was also directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles.
  • The film has been praised for its gritty and realistic portrayal of the underworld, its gripping and unpredictable plot, its powerful and emotional dialogues, and its catchy and soulful songs composed by A.R. Rahman.

Box office performance

  • The film has created a storm at the box office, earning Rs 60 crore on its opening day across India, which is the highest opening day collection for any Bollywood film in 2023, and the second-highest of all time, after ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, which earned Rs 121 crore on its opening day in 2017.
  • The film has also beaten the records of other Bollywood biggies that were released in 2023, such as ‘Pathan’, starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, which earned Rs 57 crore on its opening day, ‘Tiger 3’, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, which earned Rs 44 crore on its opening day, and ‘Gadar 2’, starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, which earned Rs 40.10 crore on its opening day.
  • The film is expected to cross the Rs 100 crore mark in its first weekend, and the Rs 200 crore mark in its first week, according to trade analysts. Some fans are even claiming that the film will earn Rs 1000 crore at the box office, making it the first Bollywood film to achieve this feat.

Audience and critic reviews

  • The film has received positive reviews from both the critics and the audiences, who have given it high ratings and scores on various platforms.
  • The film has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on BookMyShow, 9.2 out of 10 on IMDb, and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on the reviews of the users and critics.
  • The film has been lauded for its stellar performances by the lead actors, especially Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol, who have delivered career-best performances, according to the critics and the audiences.
  • Ranbir Kapoor has been called a genius performer, a versatile actor, and a master of his craft, by the fans and the critics, who have appreciated his portrayal of a complex and layered character, who goes through a range of emotions and transformations in the film.
  • Bobby Deol has been called a surprise package, a revelation, and a comeback king, by the fans and the critics, who have praised his performance as a menacing and charismatic villain, who matches Ranbir Kapoor in every scene and gives him tough competition.
  • Parineeti Chopra and Anil Kapoor have also received positive feedback for their roles as the love interest and the cop, respectively, who add value and depth to the film.
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Social media buzz

  • The film has generated a lot of buzz and excitement on social media, where the fans of the film are sharing their views and opinions about the film and its actors, using hashtags like #Animal, #RanbirKapoor, #BobbyDeol, #SandeepReddyVanga, and #ARRahman.
  • The fans are also posting pictures and videos of themselves watching the film in the cinema halls and expressing their joy and satisfaction with the film.
  • Some of the tweets by the fans are:
    • “Just watched #Animal and I’m speechless. What a masterpiece by #SandeepReddyVanga. Ranbir Kapoor is a genius performer. Bobby Deol is a surprise package. Parineeti Chopra and Anil Kapoor are amazing. A.R. Rahman’s music is magical. This film is a must-watch. 10/10.”
    • “Animal craze has just started. Along with Ranbir Kapoor, one person who has managed to win is Bobby Deol, who has given the best performance of his career. He is the perfect villain for Ranbir’s hero. Their chemistry is electrifying. #Animal #RanbirKapoor #BobbyDeol”
    • “I have no words to describe how much I loved #Animal. It is the best film of the year and the best film of Ranbir Kapoor’s career. He has proved once again that he is the best actor of his generation. He has nailed every emotion and every scene. He is a legend. #RanbirKapoor”
    • “Just came out of the theatre after watching #Animal and I’m still in awe of the film. It is a masterpiece of cinema. The direction, the screenplay, the dialogues, the music, the performances, everything is top-notch. Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol are phenomenal. #SandeepReddyVanga #ARRahman”