‘Monster’, directed by Nelson Venkatesan with S J Suryah, Priya Bhavani Shankar and a rat in the lead roles is the surprise summer delight this weekend in the box-office.
The film is a laugh riot and it will take you back to the heydays of Crazy Mohan dramas besides reminding you S S Rajamouli’s comedy entertainer ‘Naan Ee’.
Anjanam Azhagiya Pillai (SJ Suryah), an engineer with the Electricity Board, is a follower of Vallalar and hates hurting living beings. He showers love on everyone he comes across.
Along with his family, he goes to visit Meghala (Priya Bhavani Shankar) with an intention to marry her, but she develops cold feet and fails to turn up.
However, Meghala realises her mistake and goes to meet Anjanam Azhagiya Pillai to tender an apology. There, she realises his noble heart and falls for him.
Pillai buys a flat and moves there, where a rat, a smart and determined one, gives him sleepless nights. Its main target is the rusk that Pillai snacks on.
Even as the rat refuses to move from the flat, the apartment’s earlier occupant, a smuggler, too is in search of a rusk inside which he has hidden some valuable diamonds.
Suryah has delivered a cracker of a performance and his body language will make you laugh out loud. Priya Bhavani Shankar adds immense value with her presence and performance. Rat’s atrocities are awesome and the efforts of the director and the technical team are praiseworthy.
Despite some initial starting troubles, ‘Monster’ takes shape as a roller coaster ride giving us laughs almost scene after scene. This film can be watched with whole family, especially with children, since this is their vacation time.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5