Sreenshot from "Biriyani" official teaser (YouTube)
Sreenshot from "Biriyani" official teaser (YouTube)Sreenshot/"Biriyani"

The audio of composer Yuvan Shankar Raja's 100th album "Biriyani" was officially launched at an FM station in a low-key affair on Wednesday (21 August).

The music of "Biriyani", starring Karthi-Hansika, was scheduled to be launched on the eve of Yuvan's birthday on 31 August. But the songs of the film were illegally leaked online on 16 August, two weeks ahead of its official launch.

Following this, the "Biriyani" team including film's director Venkat Prabhu, Karthi and Yuvan met the CB-CID officer (ADGP Karan Singha) and filed a complaint seeking action against the perpetrators who illegally released the songs on the internet.

The "Biriyani" team also planned to release the audio at an advanced date. Accordingly, the music launch happened on 21 August at an FM station. The audio will hit stores directly. There are six original compositions and two remixes in the film sung by renowned singers including Rahul Nambiar, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Bhavatharini, Tanvi Shah and Devan Ekambaram.

Actor Karthi has sung for the first time in a film. Premgi Amaren (comedian-cum-singer) and Priya Himesh join him for the song "Mississippi", which has lyrics written by late Vaali.

"Biriyani" is the 100th music album of Yuvan Shankar, son of veteran music composer Ilayaraja. Yuvan started his musical career at the early age of 16, but struggled in the initial years as his albums were not well received. He rose to fame with "Poovellam Kettuppar", starring Suriya and Jyothika.

Since then, Yuvan has composed hit songs for several films including "Thulluvadho Ilamai", "Kaadhal Kondein", "Arinthum Ariyamalum", "Paruthiveeran" and "Mankatha".

The audio of "Biriyani" was slated to be launched in a grand event to celebrate Yuvan's birthday as well as his launch of his 100th musical. But the illegal leak of songs forced the film's team to release the songs on Wednesday. As soon as the music was launched, social media was abuzz with messages from fans wishing the composer.

The keyword #Biriyan was trending on social networking site Twitter since morning. The music of the film is already out on iTunes. The songs are expected to be released on YouTube by today. 

"Biriyani" is a black-comedy film starring Karthi, Hansika Motwani and Premgi Amaren. The film is likely to get released in September.