The machine gun used in movie Animal is real or a VFX effect? Here is the truth

The recent release of Ranbir Kapoor’s blockbuster film ‘Animal‘ has garnered significant attention, with audiences expressing immense love for the movie. However, along with the acclaim, controversies have also surfaced. One particular action scene in the film, featuring a distinctive machine gun, has captivated viewers. Despite the initial impression that it might be a VFX sequence, it has been disclosed that the rolling machine gun was specially designed for the movie. Here are some intriguing details that have emerged about this unique cinematic creation.

Ranbir Kapoor wielded a unique machine gun in the movie Animal, and contrary to VFX magic, it was meticulously crafted for the film. Constructed entirely from steel, this imposing weapon tips the scales at 500 kg, with a production timeline spanning four months. The machine gun’s design draws inspiration from the opulent interiors of luxury cars such as Lamborghini and Jaguar.

The machine gun was the brainchild of director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who had it designed by production designer Suresh Selvarajan. It took about 4-5 days to shoot the action scene in which this machine gun was used, in which more than 16 thousand dummy bullets were used.

The movie Animal tells the story of a man who returns from America after his emotionally distant father attempts to murder him. To regain his recognition, the man goes on a rampage to take revenge on those who tried to kill his father. The film was criticized for glorifying toxic masculinity and violence. But it has done good business at the box office.

Viewers expressed various reactions to the blockbuster ‘Animal’ movie and the machine gun used in it, in which many people expressed their views by comparing it with the KGF movie.

A viewer writes, “After KGF, everyone is bringing machine guns, there is no competition for KGF.”

Another viewer writes, “Indians can make anything if they want.”

Another viewer writes, “This gun Scene is going to bring tsunami in a theater.”

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