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Beast Review: Thalapathy Vijay starrer is an action thriller with several applause-worthy moments

Movie: Beast

Cast: Thalapathy Vijay, Pooja Hegde

Director: Nelson Dilipkumar

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2


In Beast, Veera Raghavan (Vijay) is a senior RAW agent. However, his mental health suffers as a result of the collateral harm he causes on a high-profile assignment. And he takes that defeat extremely seriously, believing that his men have betrayed him. As a result, he decides to leave RAW. Veera ends up at a shopping centre that is hijacked, whether it is the good fortune of innocent people or a stroke of ill luck for a group of Pakistan-based militants.

Former coworkers who get a whiff of him in the mall ask for his assistance. Government tells Veera that he is their best hope. His austere character, though, shields him from flattery.


Nelson keeps the humour-thriller formula, and the blended genres compliment each other’s space. The fascinating tale intrigues you with its clever traps, and makes it more interesting when it switches between a fast-paced actioner, a love story, and a light comedy. It’s just the script’s attempt to establish an emotional connection with the leading couple is hampered by the script’s overly convenient love angle.

Vijay is clearly the centre of fascination in the story. Manoj Paramahamsa’s camera provides a 360-degree view of Vijay, as he leaves no nook unexplored and we’re not complaining.

Thalapathy Vijay delivers yet another outstanding performance with Beast. Apart from action, his dialogue delivery, heroine action and expressions will definitely make you whistle for him.

VTV Ganesh, Redin Kingsley, and Yogi Babu are all amusing. However, Preethi, played by Pooja Hegde, is yet another shallow heroine we could have done without. Pooja is stunning in ‘Arabi Kuthu,’ but fails to deliver a memorable role, thanks to the script.

Selvaraghavan portrays Althaf, a RAW agent who negotiates with terrorists, as the token good Muslim. With his stodgy language delivery and sombre posture, he generates some laughter.

The film‘s well-choreographed action moments and stunning cinematography justify Beast, but the lack of Nelson’s kind of comedy is a significant letdown. Beast is certainly worth your time, although it isn’t as enjoyable as Nelson’s previous flicks. It’s kept together by Vijay’s one-man show, which is highly entertaining.


With Beast, Nelson have made a terrific thriller out of this plot set-up. He delivers a honest crowd-pleaser and a significant contribution to Vijay’s core fan base.



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In a world full of writers, I'll just be another one with an edge to be the best. I am a content writer by trade and part-time poet.
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