“Glorifying misogyny in today’s world,” senior cricketer slams Animal, feels he wasted 3 hours by watching a PATHETICALLY made movie


“Glorifying misogyny in today’s world,” senior cricketer slams Animal, feels he wasted 3 hours by watching a PATHETICALLY made movie

Ranbir Kapoor, Indian Cricket Team (Images via X, ESPNCricinfo)

Animal movie starring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tripti Dimri became a talking point of the town after its release. The movie received a backlash due to the portrayal of its male and female characters, glamorization of toxic masculinity, the explicit scenes, with violence being an integral theme. Senior India cricketer Jaydev Unadkat joined the bandwagon and criticized the movie by sharing a post on X but deleted it later.

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Unadkat said that despite the good acting, films that glorify misogyny are a disgrace and shouldn’t be made because they are watched by millions. For Unadkat, the Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directed film was an absolute disaster.

Glorifying misogyny in today's world and then tagging it as mere "traditional masculinity" and "alpha" is a disgrace. We ain't living in the jungles and palaces and fighting wars or going hunting anymore. It doesn't matter how good the acting was, one shouldn't glorify and show such acts in a movie that is watched by millions.
Unadkat said on X

He then talked about the social responsibilities of the entertainment industry, before saying that he felt bad after wasting three hours watching the “pathetically made” movie.

Here’s what Unadkat wrote on X and deleted it later:

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Jaydev Unadkat joined the Test team after 12 years this year

In January this year, Jaydev Unadkat ended his 12-year-old wait by returning to the Indian Test side when he featured in the Bangladesh Test series. He missed 118 Test matches between his first and second Test match after debuting for India in 2010 against South Africa in Centurion.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat during a Test match (Image via ESPNcricinfo).

Unadkat has featured in just four Test matches, scalping three wickets. But his First Class numbers have been impressive. The 32-year-old bagged 393 wickets from 107 FC matches and, in List A cricket, it’s 179 wickets from 124 matches.

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