In his two earlier films, Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor, filmmaker Nelson wrung humour out of circumstances that, on the surface, didn’t appear to have much potential for comedy.
In Beast, he does the same thing: he takes a dramatic setting (a hostage situation, in this case) and tries to make it humorous. However, he is not even close to being successful this time.
In point of fact, the movie is not really amusing in the moments where it ought to be funny, and it causes us to burst out laughing whenever it tries to be a movie about a hero who can inspire a large number of people.
The beginning of the movie shows a lot of potential. In the beginning of the film, there is a prologue that focuses on Veera Raghavan (Vijay), a senior RAW officer who suffers severe psychological damage as a result of a mission to apprehend a most-wanted terrorist mastermind (Liliput Faruqui).
He leaves the organisation and is attempting to free himself of his demons when terrorists take over the shopping centre where he is with his lover Preethi (Pooja Hegde, whose primary purpose is to serve as eye candy).
The government’s negotiator, Althaf Hussain (played with dry humour by Selvaraghavan, who is making his acting debut), is able to convince Veera to volunteer for the rescue attempt; however, will he be successful?
The issue with Beast is that it features a protagonist that is too powerful given a goal that never seems to be a challenge. This is the fault with the story. The terrorists don’t appear to be that deadly (they don’t murder very many people, even while they’re trying to strike fear into the minds of the hostages), and the mission doesn’t appear to be too challenging for someone as daring as Veera to complete.
None of the hijackers, including their commander Saif, had any sort of distinct personality (Ankur Ajit Vikal). At the very conclusion of the movie, Veera says Saif, “Innum konjam tough kuduthurukalam,” and this just serves to highlight how helpless the film’s antagonist is throughout the entirety of the movie.
In the same way that Nelson did in Doctor, he provides his protagonist a group of oddballs with whom he needs to band up in order to take down the terrorists. However, in contrast to that movie, the characters in this one don’t have nearly enough screen time or reason to be noteworthy.
Genre Is Humorous
Only VTV Ganesh is successful in making the audience laugh, while Yogi Babu and Redin Kingsley’s antics get repetitive after a while. Even the clumsy mobster combo Mahali and Kili from the last film are unable to impress in this one.
In stark contrast to Doctor, in which we saw such characters working together as a team even during fight scenes (like the memorable one on the Metro), here, it is Vijay who does everything, with the others existing mainly to offer a quip or two. In Doctor, on the other hand, we saw such characters working together as a team even during fight scenes (like the memorable one on the Metro).
The ladies, in particular, are completely ignored in this scenario. Strangely, Nelson gives more screen time to two characters who are deeply irritating: an elderly woman (Subbalakshmi) who is one of the hostages in the mall, and a union minister (Shaji) who has a personal motive to be a part of the rescue operation. Both of these characters are played by the same actress.
Vijay can only do so much with his star power because the script doesn’t give him much to work with. However, it appears that Nelson is counting fully on his star to carry the picture this time.
Beast Movie Trailer
The film focuses mostly on the characters played by Vijay as Veera Raghavan, Pooja Hegde as Preeti, and Yogi Babu as Jill. In addition to these, there are a few other characters to consider.
Beast: Release Date
The first day of filming for the movie took place on March 31, 2021, at Sun Studios. The production then moved to Georgia. On June 21, 2021, a first look poster was released alongside the news that the film’s title has been chosen. The movie Beast was finally shown in theatres on April 13th, 2022.
The film Beast was made available in dubbed versions in the languages of Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi, with the Hindi version receiving the title Raw. Red Giant Movies now possesses the distribution rights for the state of Tamil Nadu.
Nelson Dilipkumar is the man behind the writing and directing of the Tamil action and romance film Beast. In the film Beast, the main characters are played by Thalapathy Vijay and Pooja Hegde, and the supporting cast includes Yogi Babu, Shine Tom Chacko, VTV Ganesh, Selvaragavan, Redin Kingsley, and Aparna Das.
Anirudh Ravichander is responsible for the composition of the score, Manoj Paramahamsa was in charge of the cinematography, R. Nirmal was in charge of the editing, and D. R. K. Kiran oversaw the production design, respectively. The motion picture that was produced by Kalanidhi Maran and was distributed by Sun Pictures.