Karthi has been due for a hit after his hattrick flops. The actor is now returning with Biriyani, which is directed by successful director Venkat Prabhu and the film is produced by Gnanavel Raja. It is a romantic-comedy film, which has generated a lot of positive talks in the industry.
The Tamil movie has Yuvan Shankar Raja's music and Sakthi Saravanan's cinematography. Biriyani is clashing with Jeeva and Trisha Krishnan's Endrendrum Punnagai and Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3. Will Biriyani give a much-needed break for Karthi? Can Venkat Prabhu change the fortunes of the actor? Will other releases hamper the prospects of this flick? Find it in the review...
Sugan (Karthi) is like a playboy. He has the habit of eating biryani after he consumes liquor every time. On the fateful day, he and his friend Parasuram (Premji) go to a party hosted by a big industrialist Varadarajulu (Nazar). While returning, they come across a beautiful girl, who has a beauty of seducing anyone on the earth. They realise that she is Maya (Maddy Tucker), who shook her leg in the party too.
That beautiful girl asks them to give her a lift. Noticing her alone, Sugan invites her into his car. Later, all of them go to a restaurant and have a biryani and as they are dousing, they decide to go to a hotel. Our hero has some other plans to enjoy with Maya too, of course.
After going to the hotel room, they fell into deep sleep. Surprisingly, by the time, Sugan wakes up, he could not find Maya. Moreover, he gets trapped in the murder of the industrialist Varadarajulu. The later part of the film is how he takes the help of his friend and lover Priyanka (Hansika Motwani) to wriggle out of the case. What kind of problems he faces? Who is the murderer of Varadarajulu? Did Maya intentionally trap Sugan? Who is Maya? Who is Ramakrishna (Ramki). Answers to all these questions have to be seen only on the screen.
The comedy parts in the second half work as speed breakers, as the seriousness of the scenes are lost.
Karthi, who will be seen in the role of a playboy, has got different shades like comedy, romance, sentiment, action and others in his character. In order to look stylish, he has lost some four to five kgs of weight too.
Comedy Timing Good
Karthi and his friend Premji's comic timing is good in the movie. Hansika Motwani, who could be seen as a junior Namitha till recently, too has lost oodles of kilos. She looks very slim and beautiful.
Another great attraction of the movie is Maddy Tucker. The special song done by her is very attractive. Nazar has a very small screen presence, but has played a key role in the movie.
Ramki's role too is very important as Nazar's brother in law. Madhumati and Sampath too did justice to their roles.
Cinematography by Shakti Saravanan is very good. Editors Praveen and Srikanth had a lot of work to use their scissors and cut the fat part in the movie. But it is not up to the mark as there are many boring scenes left in the film.
However, the background score of Yuvan Shankar Raja has elevated the scenes in many places. Two of his songs are good.
Venkat Prabhu's story is good and the screenplay is okay. He tried to explain the story in detail and it is the duty of the editors to chop the unwanted scenes for which we can't point out fingers at the director.
Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani could be tasted once. If the director removes the unwanted ingredients, people would crave for it in the coming days.