Cast: Karthi , Hansika , Premji Ameran , Ramky , Nasser and others
Directed by : Venkat Prabhu
Produced by : K. E. Gnanavel Raja
Banner :Studio Green
Music by : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Release Date : 2013-12-20
Biriyani starts off with a car chase followed by the flash back of two friends Sugan [Karthi] and Parasuram [Premji], who join their friends for a party where Karthi meets his girlfriend played by Hansika and the duo breakup due to a mis-understanding. Meanwhile, all the key roles Nassaer, Riaz and others introduced.
As the story progresses, Nassar decides to alliance his younger daughter with Karthi and throws a bash. While having drinks at the party, Karthi and his friend start seraching for best Biriyani point in the city for their favourite side dish Biriyani, on the way they meet hot Maya [Mandy Takhar] and drops her at the hotel. Here story takes a turn, as Maya goes missing from the hotel room booked on Karthi’s name and Parasuram is arrested on Nassar missing case. After many twists and turns Karthi finds out Maya and unfolds all the wrenches at once.
Go watch Biriyani – ‘A Venkat Prabhu’s Diet’ for the director’s treatment for a wafer thin story with the right mix of ingredients namely comedy and thrill…
Karthi has to be lauded for his performance that is aligned with various manifestations such as Playful, confused and saturation. Karthi is perfect for the play boy character in the film and his colored hair and contact lens lifted up the role.
Premgi Amaren Played the other important role in Biriyani as Karthi’s friend. Premgie has equally complemented the film’s success with his comedy and timing in the first half and throughout Biriyani.
Unfortunately, Hansika has very little to perform and she has lived up to the role. Hansika is more a glamour quotient and has lightened the screen in a couple of songs.
Nasser, Mandy Takhar has sone their job. Though Jai has done a cameo, he will be remembered.
Director Venkat Prabhu has got consecutive fifth hit with Biriyani and the director stood untouched for his additive screenplay and narration style.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s trade mark 100th musical is observed more in Biriyani audio album than the background scores, though they are at regular Yuvan’s best. Theme music and Bay of Bengal tracks are good and nicely shot.
Sakthi Saravanan has well captured the color tones with expertise, especially the party song and dark night sequences.
Praveen KL and Srikanth NB could have trimmed Biriyani first half and flying fight stunt sequence in the second half is well pictured.
Venkat Prabhu has to be appreciated for choosing apt ingredients for his diet, which needed to be simpler in parts. Tribute song to Ajith by collating Labour day to Thala birthday is worth mentioning. First half of Biriyani is good with racy screenplay and scenes like ‘Neenga rendu per car pathidhana pesitrikinge’ by premji are hilarious. Chickmeter scene with Bombastic theme and Karthi’s playboy scene, Theme music and Bay of Bengal tracks are few highlights of Biriyani.
There is common point between Saroja, Mankatha and Biriyani that is Venkat Prabhu style of narration. Twists start few minutes before interval bang with hunt for Biriyani and gets unfold in the climax.
Final Verdict: Karthi’s Biriyani could have been tastier…