I should have given a second thought about watching “Biriyani” oops Venkat Prabhu’s “diet.”
Seriously, how is it possible to sustain energy after watching a piece of drivel that is a combo of shit load of movies you’ve seen before?
To take off with, Biriyani starts off in a “True Lies” fashion with a Skoda jumping off a broken bridge or whatever it is.
There is a long, extreme close-up of Premji’s wide open mouth that goes on for at least ten minutes which reminded me of Marky Mark in “Pain & Gain.”
I suppose Venkat Prabhu got fed up with Hollywood movies for a bit and started circling around old Kollywood flicks like “Tic Tic Tic”, “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom”, “Apoorva Sagotharargal” and many more until he gets back to “Mission Impossible”.
Boring as Hell
This shit flick doesn’t deserve character names but for the sake of reviewing I’ve noted down a few names so that I don’t forget.
Sugan (Karthi) and Parasu (Premji) are friends.
Sugan is notorious for wooing those chicks that Parasu has a love interest on. And this is exactly what goes on until the interval, pretty much.
All these scenes were boring as hell!
In between, Nasser plays a granite tycoon who gets involved in a scam. He is under investigation by a cop, Sampath.
There is Ramki (Nasser’s brother) who supposedly has ulterior motives and another Cop who supports him.
Finally “Ven Puluthi” Venkat Prabhu decides “enough is enough, let’s throw in a hot chick in the form of Maya and create a twist” and Nasser disappears.
Oh yeah, by the way, there’s Sugan’s father, mother, sister, and friends.
And hey, there is Hansika Motwani too.
The use of bungee cords during fight scenes were obvious. The bungee fights in Charlie’s Angels (2000) were trillion times better.
Did Venkat Prabhu successfully untie the knot he created in the form of a filthy twist?
Or does he confuse the shit out of the audience in the form of throwing another twist after another twist after another twist?
That is for you all to watch on the silver screen.
When Maya enters, she strokes the gear shift to seduce Sugan suggesting a hand-job.
Reminded me of “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Lip synchronization was bad.
When Sugan decides to leave, Maya suggests “3-some”!? That draws an instant awkward CGI – twinkle in the duo’s teeth.
There is a totally trivial insertion of actor Jai with Premji’s formal voice-over. He merely appears for three seconds.
There is another trivial insertion of Arvind Akash, I think (not sure of his name). Guess what he is coming for? “Vilayaadu Mankaatha” song & dance.
I agree that Venkat Prabhu sure has balls of Thor!!!
There are far too many trivial scenes like this.
Karthi is starting to deteriorate in his acting skills.
Premji is hideous in this movie.
Hansika Motwani shows up for very few scenes.
None of the other actors were impressive except to a little extent, Uma Riyazkhan.
Music, Songs & Background Score
No relief here either.
None of the songs stood in my mind.
BG score was unbelievably bad.
Yuvan Shankar Raja fails badly.
I think there is nothing to blame him for when the story is least impressive.
If there was anything I figured out about Venkat Prabhu it is that he combines a cluster of good and bad set pieces from various other movies to dish out a monsterpiece in the name of a feature film.
His trademark sucks!
Just when I thought the movie was going to end there was another Night Shyamalan kinda twist that completely threw me off.
It is better not reveal bad dreams.
Say what you want to, laugh as much as you want, hurl insults or verbal abuse.
I bet nothing will match the vicious assault this jackass Venkat Prabhu unleashed on my brain and my eye.
During the interval there were problems with the projector. And guess what!? They re-started the movie for a few minutes. I should’ve taken it as an ill-omen and stomped out of the theater. Too late. 🙁