Biriyani - Movie Review

Sumptuous and tasty thriller

Reviews 20-Dec-2013 6:07 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

The final shot of the climax Karthi and baddie falling down the building. That's a director cut, which gives a perfect seasoning to Biriyani.

Finally, Karthi finds a solace and so are his fans with Biriyani. The long-awaited film that was supposed to hit screens before three months makes its way into theatres today. Directed by Venkat Prabhu (Chennai 600028, Saroja, Goa & Mankatha), the film is produced by KE Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green Films (Paruthiveeran, Naan Mahaan Alla, Singam, Siruthai). Touted to be a comedy thriller, the film has everything to attract the entertainment film buffs.

When the playboy Karthi and not-so-lucky pal Premgi Amaran want to have pleasure with a beautiful stranger (Maaya) on a night, they find themselves in trouble the very next day morning when their boss Nasser is found dead in their car. What happened that night? Did they commit this murder? Are they cornered for some reason? Watch the rest on screens for a roller-coaster ride that will keep you on edge-of-seats.

The film runs to a length of 2hrs 27mins approximately and has some light moments in the first half that is completely based on the establishment of characters. But soon as the twist comes during intermission, the momentum gains with an extreme speed. In fact, the second half proceeds in such a pace that you do not feel the length. Karthi has a devil-may-care guy with playboy attitude is a good welcome, though it looks little odd in places. But the actor has gone through a complete makeover and change in body language and dialogue deliveries - thanks to Venkat Prabhu. Ditto to Hansika Motwani, the actress has some shown matured performance, especially in the penultimate scenes. Premgi Amaran is yet another plus as he tries something new on his humour quotients. Ramki makes a comeback and his role is surprising. Nasser is extraordinary in climax making 'Premgi' act. Sampath is perfect and so are Jayaprakash. Uma Riaz as hitwoman makes a good act. Nithin Satya, Sam Andreson and Badava Gopi are okay.
The background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja is the icing of the cake and editing by Praveen and Srikanth makes the screenplay more engrossing.

On the whole, 'Biriyani' is a delicious treat for univeral audience and is a good time pass movie. Don't look out for logics and prove  your intelligence, instead, sit back and burst your stress and rejuvenate your brains with Venkat Prabhu recipe.

Verdict: Sumptuous and tasty thriller.

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