Sandeep Reddy Vanga Shares His 7-Year-Old Son’s Reaction to Watching Animal

Sandeep Reddy Vanga Shares His 7-Year-Old Son’s Reaction to Watching Animal

Filmmaker Sandeep Reddy Vanga recently revealed that he showed his latest release ‘Animal’ to his 7-year-old son. However, he edited out the adult scenes to make an age-appropriate version.

In an interview, Vanga shared that his son found the underwear fight scene very funny. He watched a special edit during New Year’s which removed all inappropriate content.

Vanga’s wife Manisha highlighted the excessive bloodshed but did not comment on toxic masculinity or misogyny portrayals. She provided feedback as a mother on what scenes may not be suitable for their young son.

‘Animal’ courted controversy over its high violence, gore, and mature themes. Being an A-rated film, Vanga understandably had to chop out several scenes before showing it to his child.

However, the underwear scene seemed to have escaped his editing. The director’s revelation that his son enjoyed what is one of the movie’s most violent moments has raised some eyebrows.

Some feel Vanga should have been more responsible about not exposing the child to any kind of on-screen violence. On the other hand, the scene may have appeared comically exaggerated from a child’s perspective.

The critically panned film released last December starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol. It received flak for alleged misogyny and toxic masculinity.

Vanga has defended ‘Animal’ passionately, calling it a “borderless” film meant to push boundaries. For now, the director is relieved his son was largely shielded from the film’s several adult elements.

The child’s reaction also perhaps reveals how parts of ‘Animal’s unabashed violence tread the line between intensity and absurdity. For a 7-year-old, the film’s unrestrained bloodshed registers more as dark comedy than gritty realism.