Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, Beast was the most anticipated Vijay film of the year. Pooja Hegde was credited as the lead of the film along with Vijay. Surprisingly, Aparna Das, who played a supporting role in the film, had more depth to her character than Pooja Hegde. Pooja’s entire premise to fall in love with Vijay and then romance him while he saves the day could have been entirely avoided. The movie would have worked perfectly well without the character ‘Preethi’. The fact that the movie also had several other illogical loopholes is yet another debate altogether. Some scenes, like the one where the psychologist objectifies Preethi was also extremely problematic. The movie also perfectly fails the sexy lamp test. It is to be noted that last year, Master, yet another Vijay film, also made it to this list.