In ‘Beast’, Nelson and Vijay join hands to deliver an underwhelming hostage drama

Posted on April 13, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

The opening stretch is solid, but the rest of the film is flat and generic. Much of the cast – Yogi Babu, Redin, Pooja Hegde, poor Shine Tom Chacko – is underutilised.


The first fifteen-odd minutes of Nelson’s Beast show promise. The tone of Vijay’s introduction scene is pleasantly low-key. (He plays a RAW field operative named Veeraraghavan.) There is a pretty decent action stretch. And we get a death that is as unexpected as the death of the little boys in Master. There, those boys died due to the hero’s alcoholism. Here, the death is due to a betrayal, and it changes the Vijay character. He resigns from RAW and begins to see a therapist. A therapist! At this point, I was genuinely surprised. Are we going to get a Vijay movie where the hero is really vulnerable, where his psyche is scarred like in Daniel Craig’s Bond movies?

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