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French Biriyani movie review: A terrific Danish Sait headlines this passable comedy of errors

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French Biriyani
Director: Pannaga Bharana
Cast: Danish Sait, Sal Yusuf, Disha Madan and Rangayana Raghu

French Biriyani, which is the second Kannada film after Law to have its world premiere on Amazon Prime, is a straightforward action comedy that works mostly because it never takes itself seriously. Centred on a bunch of characters, including a French emigrant, who are after a missing bag, the film manages to stay afloat right till the end because it makes use of improv comedy to deliver some fun stretches. The film, which follows three days in the life of an autorickshaw driver and a French emigrant in Bengaluru, has a lot in common with Delhi Belly but isn’t as wholesomely funny as its Bollywood counterpart.

It’s interesting how the film brings together a bunch of characters from different walks of life, cultures and religions and pits them against each other in a story about mistaken identity and a lost bag. The result is not something that’ll instantly strike a chord with everyone, but it definitely doesn’t disappoint, courtesy some genuinely funny stretches. There’s so much happening in French Biriyani, there’s so much chaos, yet it manages to entertain in its own way. There are some dull stretches but thankfully there’s enough comedy to lighten up the overall mood.

 

Danish Sait as Asgar, the Urdu speaking auto rickshaw driver, is a riot. Scenes between him and Sal Yusuf, who plays the French emigrant, are easily the film’s best moments. Sait breathes so much life into the film with his flawless portrayal of a local Muslim who speaks Urdu mixed with Kannada. Scenes featuring him pave way to some mindless comedy but you won’t mind given there’s not much happening in the film even though it’s filled with a lot of other characters.

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It’d be too much to expect French Biriyani to be funnier. Agreed, it could’ve taken the help of a better writer to make the screenplay more interesting, but the way it manages to talk about Bengaluru’s cultural diversity without taking potshots at anyone deserves to be applauded. When you take out the IT parks of Bengaluru, pretty much everything that’s left is what French Biriyani attempts to narrate through its story, and it does a pretty decent job getting a lot of things on point in its depiction.

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Neighbours updates opening titles after Pierce Greyson recast

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Neighbours is updating its opening titles to reflect the Pierce Greyson recast.

Digital Spy can give an exclusive first look at the new sequence in our video at the top of the page.

This week’s episodes in Australia will see Don Hany make his first appearance as Pierce, after signing up to take over from Tim Robards in the role.

Tim’s last episode as Pierce aired on Australian screens on Monday (October 19).

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The tweaked titles see Don’s version of Pierce spending time outside the local café with his wife Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

This takes the place of a similar shot from the old titles, which saw Tim’s version of Pierce in the same scenario.

Neighbours fans in Australia will see the new titles later this week, while they air on UK screens in November.

The show announced Pierce’s recast in August after Tim had to bow out earlier than planned.

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Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions in Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim finished filming four weeks early and chose to fly back to Sydney to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Don will be playing Pierce for a few weeks, finishing off the character’s exit storyline.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).


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Anupama Upcoming Story 20th October 2020 : Kavya attempts to ruin Anupama and Vanraj’s wedding

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Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

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Here, Paritosh, Nandini and Sanjay alert Kavya to stay away from Anupama and Vanraj. Kavya says wedding is incomplete without bride crying and her vidai. Leela and others agree. Vanraj thinks why Kavya is behaving weird. Kavya performs a dance on ‘ye galiayn ye chaubara’ song. Anupmaa and others join her.

Later, Anupama’s mother cries. Anupama goes to console her. There, Vanraj apologize to Kavya. Kavya asks Vanraj not to say sorry. Other side, Anupama’s mother says to Anupama she has bear a lot at Shah’s house. Anupma says no and explains Vanraj gave her much happiness. Ahead, Hasmukh and Leela plan for Vanraj and Anupama’s ‘griah pravesh’. Kavya stands at Anupama’s side. Hamukh asks why she us standing at brides side. Kavya says half function she has performed from groom’s side now half she will perform from bride side.

Kavya stands behind Anupama and Vanraj. She loses the tie of Anupama and Vanraj and smirks. Anupama prays to God and says she again stepping inside the house so bless her. She enters the house. Kavya stops Vanraj. Everyone stands shocked seeing Anupama and Vanraj gathbandhan has been loosen. Anupama gets shocked. Kavya says to Vanraj he can only tie the gathbandhan with her. Vanraj stands shocked too. (Episode ends)

Precap: Anupama spots Vanraj with Kavya.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 21st October 2020 Written Update: Kaira pacifies Kairav

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