Beast, an upcoming Indian Tamil-language black comedy action-thriller film, has been written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. Nelson won the Best Screenplay Award in Norway Tamil Film Festival for his directorial debut Kolamaavu Kokila and was listed among the Promising Directors of 2018 in an article by a leading newspaper. With an official announcement during December 2020, the film was launched during March 2021 and principal photography began the following month. Irrespective of shooting being interrupted due to the second wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown in Tamil Nadu, filming resumed during July 2021 and ended that December. Nelson’s rise in Tamil cinema is a meteoric one. After Kolamaavu Kokila, he made Doctor starring Sivakarthikeyan which is one among the first biggest hits of Kollywood post Covid. After Beast, he will be directed Superstar Rajinikanth for a film till now known as ‘Thalaivar 169’.