Venkat Prabhu's transition from an actor to a sought after director, has been rather smooth.
He announced his entry as a filmmaker with a bang, as his Chennai 28 released during the cricket World Cup in the year 2007 was received a tremendous response.
As the cliché goes, there has been no looking back since that heady success for Venkat Prabhu, the director. Then came Saroja, followed by Goa and more recently Mankatha with Ajith donning the lead. The last mentioned was among the biggest grossers.
Given his track record, it is but natural that the expectations with regard to Venkat Prabhu's future projects are going to be rather high. Now, he has roped in the increasingly popular Karthi to don the lead role in his next project, titled Biriyani.
The title has created a lot of buzz and now it is emerging that Venkat Prabhu is all set to commence work on the movie. Sources have it that in the past few months, he has managed to finish the entire script of the film and organised a reading session for the technical crew of the film.
It should be said the Venkat Prabhu-Karthi combo does arouse one's curiosity given the former's penchant for comedy-based and light entertainers and the actor's image.
Meanwhile, Venkat Prabhu has been quoted as saying that the movie will have the same technical team that was behind Chennai 28, Saroja, Goa and Mankatha and so expect a lot of quality work. Regulars in his films like music director Yuvan Shankar Raja, editors Praveen and Srikanth and cameraman Sakthi Saravanan and costume designer Vasuki Bhaskar, will be lending a helping hand to Venkat Prabhu again.
Vasuki Bhaskar wrote on Twitter: 'The entire team met up for the narration of Venkat Prabhu's 'Biriyani', which was very good ! It was followed by home-made biriyani for lunch. Happy and excited about 'Biriyani', you are just gonna love it!'
The director himself wrote on his microblogging site, “This Biriyani will be loved by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians!!”
So, delicious fare is in store from Venkat Prabhu's kitchen (read film factory).