Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s upcoming film, Animal, has become a hot topic of discussion within cinema circles and the trade industry, primarily due to its reported runtime of 200 minutes.
Such a lengthy duration raises eyebrows and poses a significant risk for the film. Adding to the potential challenges is the revelation that Animal boasts seven songs.
While the released songs haven’t yet turned out to be any chartbusters, their inclusion in the film is expected to consume approximately 25-30 minutes of screen time. The key concern now is how effectively these songs will be integrated into the movie’s narrative.
If not done engagingly, there’s a risk of audience disengagement, forcing them to go for a loo break or get some popcorn.
Gone are the days when people used to watch a 3-hour film with 8 songs. The audience these days has grown increasingly impatient and intolerant of songs that don’t contribute meaningfully to the plot which adversely affects the box office potential of any film.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga, known for his unconventional and daring storytelling in films like ‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Kabir Singh,’ seems to be taking a big risk with so many songs adding to the already lengthy runtime of the film.