Monster is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language comedy film, written and directed by Nelson Venkatesan and produced by Potential Studios. The film features S. J. Surya, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Karunakaran in the lead roles. Featuring music composed by Justin Prabhakaran, Monster finished production in September 2018. The film released on 17 May 2019 to positive reviews from critics, with critics praising the comedy and performance of S. J. Surya.
Anjanam Azhagiya Pillai (S. J. Surya) is an ardent devotee of Vallalar since childhood, and hence, he respects each and every living creature from very young age. Anjanam, aged 36, lives alone in Chennai although he is an engineer in the State electricity board with good pay. He has two major goals in life – to get married soon and to own a good house. After the 150th marriage rejection, he buys a flat in a beautiful apartment. As soon as he moves to his new flat, Anjanam gets the nod from the former bride Mekala’s (Priya Bhavani Shankar) side. Though the new house turns out to be lucky for Anjanam, he cannot sleep peacefully because of a naughty rat which turns his house and life upside down. Despite all of Anjanam’s effort, the rat keeps on returning to his home and troubles him.Meanwhile, a diamond smuggler named Sarath (Anil Kumar), who lived in Anjanam’s house before Anjanam, comes in search for his hidden diamonds which he left in a hurry while vacating. 1 month later, He finds that the rat had ingested the diamond and wants to cut the rat open to get the diamond. The smuggler disguises himself as a pest&rat control guy and comes to the aid of Anjanam. The smuggler hires a rat specialist and tries to kill the rat by many methods:like poisonous smoke and food which is poisonous. That night Anjanam gets a very disgusting smell in his house that makes him believe that the rat is dead. The next day Anjanam finds out that the rat is not dead and tries to kill it with his help of his friend,Ravi (Karunakaran), in that chaos he finds out that the rat did not eat the poisoned food but the neighbours cat did. The cat was found in a decomposed stage with grubs on it. The rat is captured finally and the smuggler drops it inside a bucket of water to drown. But Anjanam saves it as he is against murder of any living thing. The smuggler and Anjanam fight for the rat’s life and Anjanam saves it by letting it free. One hour later, Anjanam recaptures it and takes it out 10km away and frees it. Anjanam gets a call that Mekala who was working in a diamond store has been arrested by police for stealing a diamond. When Anjanam reaches police station, the inspector clarifies saying that the CCTV camera shows that Mekala is innocent and the diamond does not belong to the store after all. Hence Anjanam gets hold of the diamond as a bonus. He plans to leave town for his impending marriage with Priya and friends. While packing his bags, he hear squeals from his kitchen and finds the rat’s babies. He realizes that the rat was returning only to protect its children. He reaches out to the same spot and leaves the rat’s children there. The rat happily collects its babies.
Directed by Nelson Venkatesan
Produced by S. R. Prakashbabu, S. R. Prabhu, Gopinath & Thanga Prabaharan
Written by Nelson Venkatesan & Sankar Dass
Starring S. J. Surya, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Karunakaran
Music by Justin Prabhakaran
Cinematography Gokul Benoy
Edited by V. J. Sabu Joseph
Production Potential Studios
Release date 17 May 2019