Enthusiastic fans had been eagerly awaiting the OTT release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s family crime drama, “Animal,” not just for a chance to revisit the theatrical experience but also to witness the promised ‘extended cut’ of the film. Unfortunately, the Netflix India version of the movie, released on Friday, left viewers disillusioned as it failed to deliver any additional content.
Despite the anticipation surrounding the extended cut, fans were disappointed when they checked the runtime on the streaming platform, only to find it identical to the theatrical version – 3 hours and 24 minutes. This unexpected outcome left viewers who were hoping for the promised ‘extended cut’ disheartened.
A few days ago, Bobby Deol revealed that his character Abrar was supposed to kiss Ranbir Kapoor’s character Ranvijay Singh in the climax scene of Animal. Now, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has shared more insights into removing this particular scene on the edit table.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga had created a buzz by mentioning that the extended cut would include a deleted kiss scene that was initially shot but later removed.
According to the director, the decision to omit the kiss was made to preserve the impact of a subsequent emotional moment, featuring Bobby Deol. In the deleted scene, Bobby’s expression, marked by a smirk and tears rolling down his cheeks, added a layer of complexity to the character.
The director had assured fans that this deleted kiss scene would be a part of the extended cut, raising expectations among the audience. However, with the OTT release failing to meet these expectations, viewers expressed their disappointment on social media platforms, questioning the absence of the extended cut and the promised additional content.
As “Animal” continues to stream on Netflix, fans are left wondering if the extended cut will eventually make its way to the platform or if the anticipated content will remain elusive.
The absence of the extended cut has sparked discussions among fans about the challenges of delivering on promises made during the pre-release hype and the impact it has on audience satisfaction.