Tamil star Vijay’s Beast under the direction of Nelson Dilipkumar had a simultaneous release in Telugu with the same title. Let’s analyse it Beast Review & Rating..
Veeraraghavan ( Vijay) a RAW agent resigns his job as the Indian military betrays him during a secret operation at Pak occupied Kashmir. Continuing the sad phase, Veeraraghavan returns to Chennai and joins as a manager of a security guard supply agency with the help of Preethi ( Pooja Hegde).
To seal a deal, Veeraraghavan along with his boss and Preethi goes to the East Coast mall in the city. As showcased in the trailer, the mall will be hijacked by a group of terrorists hijack the mall and they demand to release their head who is in Indian government custody.
With no option left, the intelligence team contacts Veeraraghavan who is also in the same mall to rescue the hostages in the mall. How will Veeraraghavan rescue the public in the mall by facing off the dangerous terrorists? To know that, you have to watch the film in the theatres near you.
Undoubtedly, Vijay mesmerises with his screen presence and settled and calm performance. The film is Vijay’s one-man show as the actor carried the entire film on his shoulders with his electrifying aura and trademark mannerisms. Vijay’s dance movements in Halamithi Habibo song are a treat to watch for his fans.
Heroine Pooja Hegde is adorable on screen and her chemistry with Vijay is showcased decently. Her glamorous avatar in Halamithi Habibo song is a treat to watch for the youth audience.
Director turned actor Selvaraaghavan is good in his role as an intelligence officer and evokes healthy laughs with his dialogues in some portions. Other supporting artists such as Aparna Das, Redin Kingsley are okay in their supporting roles.
Star comedian Yogi Babu is wasted completely as his comedy track with Kingsley struggles to entertain the audience. On the other hand, the introduction episodes between Pooja and Vijay look unconvincing and dilutes the audience’s mood.
The film has a simple storyline that doesn’t match the star status of Vijay. Director Nelson’s failed to utilize the opportunity given by Vijay as the film is more like a single point stretched concept.
Anirudh Ravichander’s music is top-notch as the talented musician impresses big-time with his background score. The sounding is fresh and elevates a couple of heroism scenes nicely.
Editing by R Nirmal is okay but would have chopped off close to fifteen minutes in the second half for a better theatrical experience. Production values for this star-studded film by Sun Pictures banner are lavish.
Manoj Paramahamsa’s photography is good as he presented the entire film on a stylish note with his lens. The military backdrop episodes are showcased neatly with a realistic flavour.
All in all, Beast is a heroic film that has an energetic screen presence from Vijay but the diluted narrative with flat episodes and unengaging screenplay comes as a major default for the movie. If you are a Vijay fan, the film can be watched for his screen presence and performance or else skip it and wait for an OTT release.