Monster : Movie Review : Boring And Bland Thriller
Star Malayalam hero, Mohan Lal has done so many varied roles in his career. But in Monster, he plays a Sikh for the first time in his career. Vysakh has directed this film which also has Honey Rose, L
Xappie DeskUpdated: December 06, 2022 00:43 IST
Rating : 2/5
Monster Review - Story
Lucky Singh(Mohan Lal) is a hotelier from Punjab who lands in Kochi for a business deal. On the other hand, Bhamini(Honey Rose) is a cab driver who ferries him around. In no time, Lucky starts getting candid with Bhamini and even forces himself into her home to celebrate her anniversary. Things happen too fast and Bhamini has no clue that Lucky is actually in Kochi for a purpose. The moment she realizes this, things go out of hand and a series of twists engulf her. Who is Lucky and what's his connection with Bhamini forms the rest of the story.
Monster Review - Analysis
Mohan Lal has done different characters in his career but here in Monster, he plays a turban-clad Sikh who is on a mission. The setting looks interesting but Mohan Lal's character is not established on an endearing note. Though it is a piece of cake for Mohan Lal to pull off such a role, he sleepwalks in his character. He is loud, and talkative, and only makes sense in the last half an hour when his actual motive is revealed.
Monster Review - Verdict
Monster is a film that Mohan Lal would like to erase from his memory. The film's writing, characterization, and execution are bland and boring. A few thrills of investigation impress but the rest of the film is a bore fest. Upon that, the manner in which the director has handled the LGBTQIA+ scenes is regressive and makes you cringe and walk away from the film.