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The first look teaser of Kollywood actor Karthi's new film, "Biriyani" was launched on 25 May at 12.01 a.m. to coincide with the actor's birthday.

Directed by Venkat Prabhu of "Mankatha" fame, "Biriyani" is a romantic-comedy entertainer starring Hansika Motwani and Premgi Amaren alongside Karthi.

The 1 minute and 15 second teaser has grabbed the eyeballs of film lovers, getting more than 30,000 viewers on YouTube within hours of uploading it.

Produced by Gnanavel Raja under the banner Studio Green, "Biriyani" is Yuvan Shankar Raja's 100th musical. The film boasts of an ensemble cast including Sneha-Prasanna, UK beauty Mandy Tahkar, Sam Anderson, Neetu Chandra and Vaibhav Reddy.

"Biriyani" is one of the highly-anticipated films, as Venkat Prbahu returns to direction after a span of more than one year when his last film, "Mankatha", starring Ajith and Arjun, was released. It is the fifth film under Venkat Prabhu's direction. 

This is the first time that the director has teamed up with Karthi. The actor's last release "Alex Pandian" didn't do well at the box office. Venkat-Karthi combo has raised a lot of expectations among their fans. The shooting of the comedy flick is progressing at a rapid pace across various places in India and it is expected to be wrapped up soon. The third schedule of the film began last month in OMR, Chennai.

"Biriyani" is likely to get released by this year, though there is no official word on the exact release date. Besides this film, Karthi is also busy with another film project titled "All in All Azhaguraja" directed by Rajesh. The film features Kajal Aggarwal, Santhanam, Prabhu and Saranya Ponvannan in supporting roles.