Synopsis/Plot : Things are looking great for Anjanam Azhagiya Pillai: his wedding day is nearing and the newly bought apartment is ready to be occupied. However, on moving to the new flat, Anjanam senses that he is not alone in there. There is an intruder lurking in the shadows - and it`s a rat! From here, everything starts going downhill for Anjanam as the rodent becomes the source of all his woes! Can he escape the scourge of this little monster?
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An enjoyable comedy that gets its priorities right
Monster can easily fit into the category of films for kids and this is such a rarity in Tamil cinema where they try to add ingredients for adults even in a film targeted at the kids. But Nelson seems to be in no such confusion as he delivers a neat comedy that should be lapped up by the kids and qui...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
Monster's simple concept is elevated by inventive storytelling, credible performances and proficient technical work.
The chief weak link here is the antagonist's character, played by Anil Kumar, which is somewhat bland and passive. We wish it had been quirkier. We also miss the brisk storytelling of the initial portions, particularly in the second half, and at times, the events start to feel repetitive. Thankfully...(more)
Source: Suganth, Times Of India
'Monster' is a monstrous novel attempt that entertains well.
Monster is a good attempt in novel storytelling that has strong performances and technical standards that make the film stand out from the usual ones. The performances, the music, the camera and the RAT become a treat to watch in this 'bit-lengthy' drama. Kids will have a nice time in theatres enjoy...(more)
Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com
SJ Suryah saves Nelson Venkatesan's film
Nelson Venkatesan's Monster has a wacky premise but the execution lacks the edge but it does have SJ Suryah to save the day. Monster is bearable. (more)
Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, India Today
A harmless comedy entertainer
Now, this is a comedy entertainer. The writing is innovative and sensible. Nelson Venkatesan and Shankar Doss has not relied on crass comedy one-liners, body shaming, Thala-Thalapathy references, and more such stereotypes. The dialogues are very much within the boundary of the storyline and characte...(more)
Source: MovieBuff, Sify.com
SJ Suryah shines in a middling comedy
One of the biggest selling points of Monster was the fact that the crew had shot a live rat. There are several close-up shots of the rat in action, making me wonder how they managed to pull it off. The film cleverly juggles between a first-person view and a third-person view to capture the rat, but ...(more)
Source: Ashamera Ayyappan, CinemaExpress.com
A delightful and neatly-written film
The hero of the film could be SJ Suryah, but the little 'Monster' grabs all your attention. I heard the rodent we see onscreen is a real one, and I am surprised how the makers pulled it off without VFX work. Gokul Benoy's cinematography deserves a mention and credit equally goes to Justin Prabhakara...(more)
Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express
A juvenile plot which is partly funny
The bits involving the rodent are genuinely funny (for instance, it devours rusk biscuits) and makes you wonder as to how good Monster could have been. But the film is uneven for the most part, making it an average watch.(more)
Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu
Monster tries to entertain but fails In most of the parts and it doesn't make any sense that how a rat can't be taken away by a man !!! Finally ,its an experimental attempt which fails but some good performance from the lead pairs (more)
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