Avakai Biryani (a mixed rice dish of mango pickle, mango pickle rice) is a critically acclaimed 2008 Telugu film written and directed by Anish Kuruvilla. Filmed in Telugu, the film revolves around Akbar Kalam, a Muslim auto rickshaw-driver and Lakshmi Jandhyala, a traditional Hindu woman with a romantic backdrop. The film stars debutant actors, Kamal Kamaraju and Bindu Madhavi in the leading roles.
Sugan, depressed after his break up with Priyanka Sharma, goes in search for biriyani with his buddy Parasuram after few drinks. But the search takes a big twist and the real journey of Biriyani begins.
Kalidasan (Prakash Raj), a bachelor in his forties, is an archaelogist and a foodie. Kali's well wishers want him to get married but he is in no hurry to get hitched. One day, he receives a call from Gowri, a dubbing artiste in her mid-thirties, who mistakes Kalidasan's number to be that of a hotel's. Both Gowri and Kali end up fighting initially but eventually learn that they share the same interests. After several conversations over the phone, they feel that the other might be the soul mate that they've been waiting for all their lives. Just when the two decide to meet each other in person, doubts cloud their mind and they seek the help of their younger relatives, who completely misread the situation and cause confusion.