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Producer Gnanavel Raja on Biriyani


K E Gnanavel Raja, who earlier delivered super hits like ‘Yuganiki Okkadu’, ‘Aawara’, ‘Naa Peru Siva’, ‘Yamudu’ and ‘Singham’ on his banner Studio Green earlier, now came out with the film ‘Biriyani’ starring Karthi and Hansika under Venkat Prabhu’s direction. The film opened to theaters on December 20 on 2500 screens. On this occasion producer K E Gnanavel Raja reacted over the people’s response on the film.

Gnanavel Raja said, “It’s known to all that Karthi has hit a hattrick with ‘Yuganiki Okkadu’, ‘Aawara’ and ‘Naa Peru Siva’. However the results of his next two films failed to reach our expectations. Nevertheless ‘Biriyani’ became successful and stood as the biggest hit film in Karthi’s career. I’m very happy to note the positive talk along with the wide range of openings. The main reason for the success was Karthi’s performance, Venkat Prabhu’s taking, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music and Selva’s fights. Another interesting aspect of this film is it’s the 100th film for music director Yuvan Shankar Raja and fight master Selva. In a way, ‘Biriyani’ is a come back film for hero Karthi. ‘Biriyani’ is yet another biggest blockbuster film for Venkat Prabhu who earlier delivered a big hit like ‘Mankatha’. Similarly, it’s a tremendous hit for Karthi in Tamil. On behalf of Studio Green, I whole-heartedly thank audience and Karthi’s fans for making ‘Biriyani’ the biggest hit in Telugu. We are planning for a triple platinum disc function shortly marking the audio success.”

Hero Karthi said, “Several people are calling and appreciating ‘Biriyani’ as excellent, especially the second half and also the songs. Thanks to Telugu audience for giving me yet another super hit film.”

Yuvan Shankar Raja said, “The Telugu audience made ‘7G Brindavanam Colony’, ‘Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule’ and ‘Aawara’ a bit hit, and now ‘Biriyani’ audio. I’m very happy to note my 100th film becoming such a huge hit. I’m very happy for having worked with Karthi and Gnanavel Raja. Studio Green always gives good freedom to the technicians. That’s the reason good films come out through this banner. I wish to work under this banner again and again.”

Director Venkat Prabhu said, “Story is the main reason for ‘Biriyani’ to become such a huge hit. Karthi rendered full support to me for directing the film exactly the way I visualized. Karthi’s thinks like a common viewer while working the film. He is hungry to get the best output for every shot. That’s the reason why ‘Biriyani’ is so tasty. Special thanks to all Telugu audience for making ‘Biriyani’ a huge hit. The film was a big hit in Tamil as well. After ‘Mankatha’ with Ajith, the Tamil audience gave me yet another huge hit in the form of ‘Biriyani’.”

Sashank Vennelakanti, co-producers SR Prakash Babu, SR Prabhu and other unit members also expressed happiness over the film’s success.