- Name of the film: Beast
- Director: Nelson Dilipkumar
- Cast: Thalapathy Vijay, Pooja Hegde, Shine Tom Chacko, Yogi Babu, Selvaraghavan
- Duration: 2 hrs 36 mins
A previous RAW official, who is among the hostages in a shopping center taken over by terrorists, has to fail their plans and prevent the government from releasing a dreaded terrorist, who he had helped put in prison at great personal cost.
In his past movies, Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor, director Nelson mined humor out of circumstances that scarcely would have seemed to be entertaining on paper. In Beast, as well, he takes a setting that is important – a prisoner circumstance – and attempts to make it amusing. However, this time, he is nowhere near fruitful. As a matter of fact, the film scarcely conveys the snickers in the spots where it ought to have been amusing and makes us break into a chuckle at whatever point it attempts to be a mass legend film.
The film starts promisingly. We get an introduction including Veera Raghavan (Vijay), a senior RAW official who winds up mentally scarred following a mission to catch a most-wanted culprit. He leaves the association and is trying to dispose of his devils, however at that point, the mall where he is at with his sweetheart Preethi (Pooja Hegde) is taken over by terrorists. The governments’ mediator Althaf Hussain (Selvaraghavan) figures out how to persuade Veera to take up the salvage mission, however, could he at any point succeed?
The issue with Beast is that it has a hero who is too strong given a mission that never seems to be a challenge. The terrorist scarcely appears to be risky (they scarcely kill anybody, in any event, while attempting to place dread in the hearts of the prisoners), and the mission barely seems to be something of an overwhelming task for a thrill-seeker like Veera. None of the thieves have any character, including their head Saif (Ankur Ajit Vikal). “Innum konjam tough kuduthurukalam,” Veera tells Saif towards the finish of the film, and it just features how feeble the main bad guy in the film is.
The characters here scarcely get sufficient screen or inspiration to be noteworthy. Just VTV Ganesh figures out how to create a couple of giggles while actors including Yogi Babu and Redin Kingsley get tedious. Indeed, even the blundering criminal pair from the other film, Mahali, and Kili, disappoint this time.
Anirudh attempts to add a punch to the scenes with his music. The narration of the film gets weaker by the end, even if that doesn’t work. The director appears to have banked totally on his star to convey the film, however, with a content that scarcely offers him anything to work with, even Vijay can indeed do a limited amount with his star power.
2.5 out of 5