Starring: Karthi, Hansika Motwani, Premji Amaran, Ramki, Jayaprakash, Nasser
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Sakthi Saravanan
Editing : Praveen KL, NB Srikanth
Written and Directed by : Venkat Prabhu
Produced by: K.E. Gnanavelraja
Banner: Studio Green
Biriyani Movie Review and Rating:
Biriyani is the story of two friends – Sudheer (Karthi) and Parasuram (Premji).The story begins with Sudheer and Priyanka (Hansika)’s break up and as it progresses, things pan out to one night when Sudheer and Parasuram go to a Biriyani point after a raunchy item song there with Mandy Thakkur, Sudheer and Parasuram finds themselves in a mess regarding kidnap of Varadarajan (Nasser), a rich but corrupt businessman. What happens next and how they come out clean of that allegation forms the rest of the story.
How they performed?
Karthi lost oodles of weight and he looked chic and fit. He displayed tremendous easy in comedy and the performance in other scenes showed maturity. He tried hand in singing too for the first time and it came out well. Hansika did well in the little role she is offered. However, the dubbing for her in the movie looked very odd. Premji’s comedy is effective in some place and went overboard in some. Ramki makes a good comeback. Nasser, Jayaprakash, Sampath and the others are adequate in their roles.
Venkat Prabhu has done a decent job with this outing. He quietly noted down the points missed in Karthi’s movies in recent times and corrected them. The story of the movie is wafer thin but Venkat Prabhu covered it up with a racy screenplay. And coming to the drawbacks, the director faltered in execution of the movie. He took too much of time in establishing the characters and story in the first half and you almost find it eventless till the interval. However, the second half is the saver with the director maintaining the suspense till the twist is revealed.
Biriyani is the 100th movie of Yuvan Shankar Raja but you do not find any specialty in the music department. The placement of the songs come as speed breaks irritating the audience. Sakthi Sarvanan’s camera work is excellent. Praveen KL and Srikanth NB’s editing should have been lot crispier especially in the first half. Production values of Studio Green are good as always.
Biriyani is that kind of movie which do not excite you or will not let you down fully. While we wouldn’t go out of our way to recommend this film, or we wouldn’t stand in anyone’s way of watching this, either.