Beast is an Indian Tamil-language action comedy film written and directed by Nelson and produced by Sun Pictures. The film stars Vijay and Pooja Hegde, while Selvaraghavan, Yogi Babu and Redin Kingsley play supporting roles. It revolves around a spy’s crusade to rescue people held hostage in a shopping mall by terrorists.
Vijay’s ‘Beast’ is one of the much-awaited Tamil films, and the action drama is just days away from its release. The film is releasing in five languages, and it is going to be the biggest release for Vijay.
The production rights of Vijay’s 65th film as lead actor, which was tentatively titled Thalapathy 65, were acquired by Sun Pictures in early January 2020, and the film was set to be written and directed by AR Murugadoss. However, the producers ousted Murugadoss from the film in October 2020, after he refused to cut his renumeration. Nelson was later hired, and wrote a new script for the film.
With an official announcement during December 2020, the film began principal photography in April 2021, and wrapped that December. It was shot across various locations in Chennai, including a specially designed set resembling that of a shopping mall where most of the film was shot, whilst sporadic schedules took place in Delhi and Georgia. The music was composed by Anirudh, cinematography was handled by Manoj Paramahamsa, editing by R. Nirmal and production design supervised by D. R. K. Kiran, respectively.
Beast is scheduled for theatrical release on 13 April 2022.
|Produced by||Kalanithi Maran|
|Starring||Vijay Pooja Hegde|
|Edited by||R. Nirmal|
|Distributed by||Red Giant Movies|
|Release date||13 April 2022|
|Running time||155 minutes|