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.
Monster, directed by Nelson Venkatesan, a fun-filled roller coaster ride that reminds one of SS Rajamouli’s Naan Ee and Pandiarajan’s Paatti Sollai Thattathe.
S J Suryah is in his full form and his body language evokes much laughter than anything else. Priya Bhavani Shankar, the beautiful woman that she is, shines bright in acting too.
Full credits go to writing, performance and of course, the technical team which has pulled it off with the rat character. In many scenes, the comical sequences bring the roof down.
On the flip side, the initial scenes appear to be dragging and there are some loopholes here and there. But, Monster is a thorough entertainer which is perfect for summer vacation.
Monster: Tom & Jerry
Rating: 3.5 out of 5