WATCH: Animal’s teaser unveiled; Ranbir Kapoor headlines violent drama

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s teaser Animal was released on Thursday, coinciding with Ranbir Kapoor’s 41st birthday. The much-awaited film marks Kapoor’s return to the silver screen after last year’s Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva. Animal also stars Rashmika Mandanna, who rose to fame through the film Pushpa.

Animal Teaser released

At the beginning of the teaser, Ranbir Kapoor’s character and his love interest, Geetanjali (Rashmika Mandanna), are seen taking a walk together. When she asks him, “Have we thought about children?”, Ranbir replies that he wants to be a father. Irritated by Geetanjali’s questions about his criminal father, Balbir (Anil Kapoor), Kapoor replies that his father “is the best father in the world”.

The teaser features flashbacks of Anil Kapoor hitting his son. These scenes portray a difficult relationship between Balbir and his son, who has grown up seeking his father’s approval.

Anil Kapoor’s justification for his strained relationship with his son is: “I’m sure I made some mistakes. I didn’t know how to train a son.” “You trained me well, Dad,” Ranbir’s character responds, with clips showing his metamorphosis into a gangster and taking over his father’s criminal empire. The second half of the teaser shows him taking on the villain, played by Bobby Deol.

Animal is written by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, his elder brother Pranay Reddy Vanga and Suresh Bandaru, with dialogue by Saurabh Gupta. The film will be released theatrically on December 1 in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The release had to be postponed from August 11 this year due to incomplete post-production work.

Animal Form

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal also features Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Triptii Dimri in key roles alongside Ranbir Kapoor.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga Movies

Vanga is known for the 2017 Vijay Deverakonda starrer Arjun Reddy and its Hindi remake, Kabir Singhin which Shahid Kapoor played the lead role.