Sandeep Reddy Vanga remains a one-film director despite his 2017 hit Arjun Reddy, which he later remade in Hindi.
After six years, he returns with a new script, creating significant hype for his upcoming film with Ranbir Kapoor. Expectations are soaring.
U.S. bookings have opened, revealing Animal’s runtime as 3 hours, 2 minutes at Cinemark and other chains. This long run time is a high-risk move unless the director ensures an engaging narrative throughout.
These films not only face pressure due to their content but also bear the heat of huge expectations, often leading to mixed reviews.
Crafting a solid three-hour movie becomes challenging, especially if certain elements like songs tend to become boring. For instance, even Rajamouli’s RRR, had a dull flashback episode that didn’t sit well with some audiences.
The combination of high expectations and an extended runtime is a risky gamble. Sandeep Vanga’s approach to handling this challenge remains to be seen.