Monday, July 15, 2024

5 Indian movies that are longer than Sandeep Vanga’s Animal

Animal is one of the most controversial films ever made in India. Some claim it is a masterpiece, while others call it violent, misogynistic and utter trash! One noteworthy thing about the film is its running time, as the movie’s length is quite long, having a runtime of 3 hours and 21 minutes. However, it is far from being the longest film made in India. Here, we take a look at five movies that are way longer than Animal.

Hey Ram

Written, directed and produced by Kamal Hassan, the film starred Kamal Hassan and SRK in the lead roles. The film was made both in Hindi and Tamil languages. The film was based on the Indian partition and the assassination of MK Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. The film had a run time of 3 hours and 30 minutes.




Khatarnaak is one of the early movies of Sanjay Dutt’s career, in which he plays the role of an orphan who is adopted and raised by a gangster. The film had a running time of 3 hours and 43 minutes.




Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, with Aamir Khan in the lead role, Lagaan was one of the most expensive films of the time as well. It was a period sports drama film, which takes us back to the time of the British rule, and the film had earned a lot of popularity and appreciation, winning numerous awards including an Oscar nomination. With a running time of 3 hours and 44 minutes, it is one of the longest Indian films ever made.

LOC Kargil 

Directed by JP Dutta, who had also directed Border, LOC Kargil was based on the Kargil War between India and Pakistan in 1999. The film was about the valiant efforts made by the Indian armed forces and the steps taken by them to recapture strategic points along the Line of Control in the Kargil region in Kashmir, as it was infiltrated by Pakistani soldiers as well as militants. The film is quite lengthy, having a running time of 4 hours and 15 minutes!

Mera Naam Joker

Mera Naam Joker is a romantic drama film which revolved around a man named Raju, a circus clown who does his best to make his audiences laugh, despite having a life filled with sorrows. The film has received huge appreciation over the years, often being labelled as a “misunderstood masterpiece”. The film has a running time of 4 hours and 15 minutes.

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