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Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa  ( U ) (2017)  (Malayalam)
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Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa Review

A derailed imitation of rustic tales of yore, this movie is not totally delectable.
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts) Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa NOWRUNNING REVIEW | K. R. Rejeesh
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Set in a remote village in Kozhikode, "Oru Visheshapetta Biriyanikissa" unravels the story of biriyani laced with fantasy and comedy at some places. There is not a lot to admire about this flick, which is written and directed by Kiran Narayanan. In the village, primarily, it's the biriyani that unites people, and secondly, the villagers are eager about the life of Thaara (Lena), who is deserted by her husband.

The biriyani offering in the mosque on all Sundays draws people near the mosque irrespective of their religion. Moieen Hajyar, played by Sreeraman, had started the offering to get a child for him. But now it has become a usual offering on Sundays. Kiran has oodles of interesting facts about this biriyani ritual and its yummy taste in the story but they fail to spice up the events in the film.

Nedumudi Venu's Krishnan Nair is a retired teacher and is well respected by all. When the main cook, who prepares the biriyani, dies, the villagers wait for the decision of Krishnan Nair, Hajyar and Mathaichan (Sunil Sukhada). Can they find a biriyani cook? Even though the story generates curiosity about the new cook, it does not last long.

The next issue is related to Thaara. Here too, the suspense element has short span. So the film discusses Thaara and biriyani most of the time. In fact, the director's focus merely on these two things is frivolous because they gum up the plot, providing a tedious watch.

Vinay Forrt and Aju Varghese appear in the fantasy episode. The anecdote surrounding them and the biriyanikissa is nothing more than children's comic. The director's failure to create a link between the myth and the reality negatively affects the movie.

The film turns out to be plotless, formless and shapeless in the end and you realize the artificial taste of the biriyani. A derailed imitation of rustic tales of yore, this movie is not totally delectable.
Critic: K. R. Rejeesh
 1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts) 1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)  

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