Biriyani Movie Review
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Cast: Karthi, Premji, Hansika, Mandy
Director Venkat Prabhu, who is known for his story telling, is back with a dark comedy called Biriyani. After the success of Mankatha, Venkat Prabhu joinhis hands with Karthi and served his Biriyani yesterday and it will be a real Christmas treat for film lovers. Produced by Gnanavelraja's Studio Green, the film has all the ingredients of a Venkat Prabhu film.
The sheer number of characters in an offbeat story with its unpredictable twists, liberally laced with humour and flavoured with great music makes Biriyani a well-packaged treat for the viewers. Karthi, who seems to have had a style makeover with his trendy clothes, new hairstyle and coloured eye lens, plays the role of a casanova, Sugan.
Despite having a gorgeous girlfriend, a media reporter, Priyanka (Hansika), Sugan flirts with all the pretty women he meets and they too, are besotted by him. Premgi Amaren is his usual quirky self as Parasu, Sugan’s childhood friend and sidekick.
The first half of the film is all about boozing, bikinis, double meaning dialogues and how to ‘correct’ a woman! And the second half peters out to be a murder mystery where our hero Sugan (Karthi) is framed. Karthi and Premgi travel to Ambur, for the inaugural of their Company’s new showroom. The chief guest at the inaugural ceremony is a business tycoon, Varatharajan (Nassar), who is also suspected of several shady dealings and is currently being investigated by the CBI.
On the return journey, Sugan insists that they stop at a roadside eatery for biryani, his weakness. It is here that they meet the sensuous Maya (Mandy Takhar), who insists that they join her in her hotel room. Unable to resist the temptation, Sugan and Parasu accompany her and after several glasses of alcohol, they are totally disoriented and before they know it, it is morning and they are being hunted by the police for the murder of Varatharajan.
What actually happened in the hotel room and how Sugan and Parasu get out of this mystery, forms the rest of the story. And the climax of this film is truely reflects the typical Venkat Prabhu formula. Talented actors like Nassar, Sampath, Ramki, Jayaprakash did their roles well.
Venkat as a director makes Ajith and Vijay fans happy showing Mankatha song as a flash mob in a crucial scene and a Vijay song on TV. Yuvan background sctore adds strength to the film but hardly none of the song will stay in your mind.