The most enjoyable issue about Beast when it was initially introduced was the approaching collectively of filmmaker Nelson and Vijay for the primary time. After leaving a robust mark along with his uniquely entertaining movies reminiscent of Kolamavu Kokila and Doctor, Nelson takes a quantum leap to aim one thing extremely bold with Vijay, who’s inarguably one of many greatest stars within the nation. Beast, a Die Hard impressed invasion thriller, is Nelson’s try at going massive by way of imaginative and prescient and scale which is just let down by torpid writing. Also learn: Vijay opens up on entering politics: ‘If my fans want me to transform into Thalaivan, I can’t stop that change’
The movie opens someplace close to Kashmir the place Veeraraghavan (Vijay), a R&AW officer has been prepping for a mission for 3 months. At the final minute, the Indian authorities decides to name off the mission, however Veera decides to go forward as per the unique plan, towards the orders of his personal bosses. He manages to efficiently execute the mission, however the final result leaves him psychologically scarred, forcing him to stop service and return dwelling for good. A couple of months later, he finds himself within the midst of a hostage scenario. He is trapped in a mall along with his girlfriend as terrorists demand their chief (who was initially captured by Veera) to be launched.
Nelson rose to fame along with his terrific use of darkish comedy in his first two movies. His remedy of humour labored wonders in his films and it even went on to outline his type as a filmmaker. Unfortunately, his model of comedy is barely current in Beast, which works extra as a star automobile aimed solely to raise Vijay’s star picture. This try is justified with the movie’s well-choreographed motion sequences and beautiful visuals, however the absence of Nelson’s model of comedy is a significant dampener. Beast remains to be price your time but it surely isn’t as wholesomely entertaining as Nelson’s earlier movies. It is considerably held collectively by Vijay, whose one-man present is totally entertaining however isn’t sufficient to salvage an underwhelming movie.
In bits and items, Beast lives as much as all of the pre-release hype. The motion sequences, which had been extremely talked about a lot earlier than release, stand out and Vijay kills it along with his charisma in these scenes. This is Vijay’s most fashionable movie but it surely’s additionally one the place the type supersedes substance a lot which you could’t get pleasure from it after some extent. If solely the fashionable remedy was strongly complemented by good writing, particularly a stronger antagonist, the movie wouldn’t have upset at locations. As a lot as Nelson tries to stay to his storytelling template by introducing characters who assist the hero within the rescue mission identical to in his final movie Doctor; these aren’t as humorous and memorable as they had been in that movie.
Cast: Vijay, Pooja Hegde, Selvaraghavan, VTV Ganesh and Ankur Vikal
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