Reviews Counted: 20
Total Reviews: 22

85 of critics have given a rating less than 3

public liked it

Average Rating: 2.00/5
Reviews Counted: 2

My Review and Rating

ULAVACHARU BIRYANI starrs Prakash Raj and Sneha in the lead roles and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Urvashi, Samyuktha Hornad and Sihi Kahi Chandru in supporting roles. The film features the original score and soundtrack by Ilaiyaraja.It is a remake of Aashiq Abu's Malayalam film Salt N' Pepper.ULAVACHARU BIRYANI movie is directed by prakash raj.

Release Date :06/06/2014

Critic Reviews (22)
Rating: 3.0/5
I have not seen the original film Salt n’ Pepper. What worked for me in the film are Prakash Raj’s outstanding performance and Ilayaraja’s mellifluous music. This film is a romantic comedy with the backdrop of food. And you might feel hungry while watching this film as so much of variety of food is shown in the film. First half of the film is nice, but second half should have been well handled. Ulavacharu Biryani is a speciality film. If you like concept/niche films like these, it is worth giving a try for Prakash Raj and Ilayaraja.
The Times Of India
Rating: 3.0/5
Funnily enough, the support cast of Tejas and Samyukta manage to work up a more endearing chemistry. Samyukta has a sparkling screen presence and Tejas compliments her. Music by Ilayaraja though pleasant evokes more nostalgia of all his hit tunes of the eighties and nineties rather than accentuate the happenings onscreen.
Rating: 3.0/5
Ulavacharu Biryani Looks so Delicious and mouth watering but not Tastey Missing some Ingredients If you like Slow narration and Feel good movies You will Like it But dont expect Masala and spicy things
Rating: 2.5/5
For a slow and soothing movie lover, Ulavacharu Biryani is the right choice but if you are expecting for masala and speed, then Sorry It's Not Your Cup of Tea !!!
Rating: 2.5/5
Ulavacharu Biryani is a very badly made recipe which tastes awful. You are promised a Biryani by Prakash Raj but you will be disappointed only to end up with a bad Kichidi.
Rating: 2.5/5
Draggy narration, non-relevant Adivasi episode are working against the film. Screenplay could have been better and little-more brooding over the script would have overturned the fortunes of the film.Brahmaji's sequence could have been conceived well. As the movie progresses towards the end, it turn out predictable. Save few laughs in the first half and romance of young couple in the second half, the film is a good one-time watch.
Rating: 2.5/5
Prakash Raj chose a routine story but created stunning impact with his performance as a actor. He however failed to achieve perfection with his direction and screenplay. He left manythings unanswered like tribals issue and corporate experiments on tribals and political connection. Had he connected his love story and his archaelogical issues etc, the film would have created powerful impact. However he chose to concentrate only on highlighting human emotions. Lack of commercial elements,weak screenplay and direction undid his excellent performance as a actor.
Rating: 2.5/5
Ulavacharu Biryani starts off with a song sequence where various food items are shown. This sequence is mouth watering and shows the director's love for food. The story takes some time to unfold and after the first confrontation of Sneha and Prakash Raj on phone, it gets interesting. There are some very good moments that will impress the lovers of romance genre.
Rating: 2.5/5
This is a sort of screenplay based film written originally by Viji, T. Gnanavel has a different flavor of its own. In fact, it is hard to connect with mid life crisis of a bachelor who is into 45+ and a spinster into 35+. Yet when these characters begin to speak and behave, a decent contact is established with audience and thus is the network of other artists on screen. However, problem lied there on with pulling of crucial threads in an entertaining format without getting into a lagged mood. Here our writer Vallabha did not go much into the business.
Rating: 2.5/5
While director-actor Prakash Raj manages to capture the nuances of a middle-aged couple, he fails to ignite the passion between the younger couple. It is obvious that Prakash Raj did not bother to understand the younger generation before coming up with the characters of Tejas and Samyuktha. On the other hand, he etches out the interactions between himself and Sneha beautifully.
Rating: 2.5/5
Ulavacharu Biryani hasn’t had much story which is on the similar lines of Lovely movie. It’s a screenplay based movie which need taut script but the second half has lots of unnecessary scenes and predictable proceedings. Prakash Raj though succeeded as actor fails to engage the audiences as director. All in all, Ulavacharu Biryani has some beautiful moments but the slow paced second half turns out to be a spoiler to this matured love story
Rating: 2.5/5
There are many unnecessary and forcible scenes in the second half, which have to be avoided completely. In addition, the pace of the film is also slow which made the proceedings too boring.
Rating: 2.5/5
Matured subject and fine performances but only for select audience
Rating: 2.5/5
On the whole, Ulavacharu Biryani has its moments of class and uniqueness. But the entire second half, and some flavorless pace spoils the fun. Released in three languages, this film might find a few takers in Tamil and Kannada, but for Telugu audience who are used to the regular masala entertainment will not savoir this slow and mature love story.
Rating: 2.25/5
It all begins on a promising note. Kalidas is an archaeologist who has apparently not felt the need to marry, too busy as he has been with his research and intellectual pursuit. Gowri (Sneha) is a dubbing artiste who doesn't care much about her single status except when some friend in her life pokes her nose into her life. If Kalidas is portrayed as someone who gives two hoots for marriage (he laughs it away when a friend asks him to go to a potential match's house) while Gowri may be living in denial about her latent loneliness.
Rating: 2.0/5
Prakash Raj though the film chose to highlight the feelings of unmarried people as their age grows up. The story is nothing new and everything is predictable right from the beginning. He came with routine script and many are left to wonder as 'Ulavacharu Biryani' is not referred anywhere in the film
Rating: 2.0/5
If you are a food lover, just go and watch the movie ..just for some new recipes and some good musical by Ilayaraja and lovely visuals by Preetha. Otherwise, do not try this half baked Biryani. It might spoil your health.
Rating: 2.0/5
The movie is meant to be a light-hearted entertainer. It’s nothing serious – no big plots, no big twists, but plain old common sense and dollops of good old fun.The film centres around food and for a society that is so fond of food, this genre of cinema doesn’t taste well. Even though the Director made all arrangements to weave together taste, flavor and love to make an exquisite recipe for good cinema, he failed to cook it well as he served a taste-less Biryani.
Rating: 2.0/5
Ulavacharu Biryani lacks the special ingredients to taste it [to watch]. However for fresh story can be watched once with little bit of patience.
Rating: 1.5/5
On the whole, Ulavacharu Biryani offers more or less the same ingredients as the original but the recipe isnt the same. If you have time to spare, and to access to internet, go with the original.
Rating: --
All the actors in Ulavacharu Biryani have tried to live up the performances of the characters in the original Salt N' Pepper. As main leads, Prakash Raj and Sneha have delivered brilliant performances and their chemistry is one of the main highlights in the film. Young actors Tejas and Samyuktha Hornad tried their best to do justice to their respective roles and their romance is also a treat to watch on screens. Other supporting artistes have also done justice to their roles.
Rating: --
In any case One-time eatable Biryani with Family,Children
Public Reviews View All
  • manadhe idhi
    manadhe idhi
    Gauri (dubbing artist) and Kalidas (works at archaeology department) are unmarried, adoring on food and lead calm lives. Until a diverted call connects Gauri and Kalidas and they start chatting to each other regarding their lives and their zeal for food. Kalidas and Gauri soon
    READ MORE More news @ manadhe.com
    June 10, 2014
  • Film Gola
    Film Gola
    Weak Screenplay and direction spoiled the taste of this dish!
    June 06, 2014
Friend Reviews
Login with Facebook to see your friend's rating and their verdict on this movie!!!