Venkat Prabhu became one of the most-sought after directors after his run away hit Mankatha with Ajith Kumar. After the massive success of the flick, he did not hurry to sign any movie rather he took his own time to come up with a good script. Then, he signed Karthi and Hansika Motwani for the romantic-comedy movie Biriyani, which is releasing this Friday (December 20).
Prior to signing Biriyani to Studio Green, Venkat Prabhu reportedly planned a movie with Surya for the same production house. But due to some reasons, the project was delayed and the director choose the Ghajini actor's brother Karthi for Biriyani. He retained the same technical team (Musician Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan, editors Praveen KL and NB Srikanth) that worked with him in Mankatha.
Samantha, Parineeti Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz were considered for the movie but Richa Gangopadhyay was the lucky one to bag the flick. The actress had excitedly spoken about Biriyani but she was shown the door for some reasons and was replaced by Hansika Motwani. Premji Amaren, who was seen in small roles in Venkat Prabhu's earlier movies, was roped in again. This time, he was given a bigger role.
The shooting was officially started in October 2012. Biriyani has been shot in Chennai, Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Spain, Portugal and other places. Continue reading the preview on the slideshow...
One Of The Attractions Of Biriyani
One of the attractions of Biriyani is the action sequence, which is shot using motion capture technology featuring Karthi, Nitin Sathya, Murugadas and Pachu Subbu. The team has also filmed an action scene on a moving train.
Venkat Prabhu has made his actor friends to appear in guest roles in Biriyani. Aravind Akash, Ashwin Kakumanu, Mahat Raghavendra, Vaibhav Reddy and Vijay Vasanth have appeared in cameos.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has lived up to Venkat Prabhu's expectations once again. He has given three good songs for Biriyani. The movie marks the 100th movie of the music director.
Apart from the title track, 'Nahna na nah' and 'Run for your life' have won the hearts of music lovers.
Vasuki Bhaskar has designed costumes for Biriyani. Her beautiful work is evident with the costumes of the lead stars of the film impressing youths.
Editing work of Praveen KL and NB Srikanth appears to be good. If you look at the trailers and promotional videos of the movie, their work is visible. Cameraman Sakthi Saravanan's work is also impressive.
The run time of Biriyani is 149 minutes. The movie, which is also made in Telugu, will be clashing with Jeeva's Endrendrum Punnagai and Aamir Khan's Bollywood movie Dhoom 3.
What To Expect From Biriyani?
Biriyani will be served hot in just four days. The sizzling chemistry of Karthi-Hansika Motwani, comedy tracks and the romantic tale penned by Venkat Prabhu are expected to be the highlights of the flick.