Whatever Sekhar Kammula does will have a meaning, has been proved again with Avakai Biryani. This time for a change he has chosen to remain behind the scene to promote one of his close associates Anish Kuruvilla as director. The film has no big story but a delicate, sensitive yet sensible love subject dealt with precision by the debutant director.
Akbar (Kamal Kamaraju) does many jobs to make a living; driving an auto hired by Masterji (Rao Ramesh) and distributing milk and paper. He pursues B Com (Hons) as well but has never been able to clear the exams. He is an orphan who considers everyone in Devarakonda village as his family. At this juncture, Lakshmi (Bindu Madhavi) and her father Kameswara Rao (Kameswara Rao) reach Devarakonda to start a new life as they have suffered severe loss earlier. Lakshmi's ambition is to popularize the Avakai (mango pickle) of Andhra region and her father wants to run a hotel near the highway. Due to the Hyderabad bomb blasts, Kameswara Rao is afraid to befriend Muslims. However, Lakshmi makes friends with Akbar and when he learns that she is a B Com graduate, he requests her to guide him.