Ulavacharu Biryani Movie Review and Film Summary (2014).
Movie: Ulavacharu Biryani
Banner: Prakash Raj Productions, Creative Commercials
Cast: Prakash Raj, Sneha, Tejas, Samyuktha, Bramhaji, M S Narayana and Others
Producer, Direction: Prakash Raj
Release Date: June 6th, 2014
Prakash Raj one of the most talented actors who has won awards for his acting skills has decided to move a little higher into the directing stage even though he has directed about two movies that didn’t go well in the box office, he has now decided to remake Malayalam into Ulavacharu Biryani.
Let’s see how the story goes.
Kalidasa, an archeologist in his mid 40’s who loves food and Gowri, a dubbing artiste in her 30’s got in touch through a misdialed phone call while she was trying to order a Dosa from a restaurant.
At first, they didn’t connect, but afterward, they got connected through their common interest, food, and cooking.
They decided to meet face to face but didn’t have the courage to meet each other due to the fact that that they became conscious of their physical appearance instead they sent a younger and more presentable version to represent themselves.
What was the outcome of this??
- Prakash Raj’s acting
- Light, romantic scenes during the first half
- The screenplay goes off the track in the second half
Prakash portrays a love story between two middle-aged adults in this romantic drama. Ulavacharu Biryani tells a story of how two middle-aged adults connected and fell in love even while not feeling confident about their appearances. Though it is not the usual teenage love, yet it doesn’t seem different from it.
The younger characters did good but their connection was not strong and engaging as the connection between the older characters. It may seem as though the relationship between the youngsters wasn’t understood before putting them out there to perform.
Prakash has always been a great actor and he didn’t disappoint us in this movie at all as he displays whatever role given to him excellently. The other characters did good too. MS Narayana also put out a show by raising comedies along the way.
The music by maestro Illayaraja was lacking but the cinematography was quite good and alluring especially in capturing good and mouth-watering food frames. There were quite a few drawbacks in the editing majorly in the second half.
Being a remake, the original plot was not followed as there seems to be a deviation along the line making it a bore in some scenes and the original message lost.
Director- actor Prakash did well in this movie though there were setbacks here and there especially being lost in the second half after giving us good flavors in the first half. Prakash being an excellent actor is known by many but such cannot be said about his directing skills.
Finally, Ulavacharu Biryani is an interesting drama that hold some romantic and good scenes which lasted in the first half and wasn’t able to take us through to the end.
Bottom-line: It’s like uncooked biryani