Movie Details

Billa II

The prequel to the 2007 film "Billa", focusing on how David, an ordinary man from the coastal regions of South Tamil Nadu, becomes Billa, a dreaded underworld don, with Ajith Kumar reprising the role of the titular character. It also features Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal, and Sudhanshu Pandey in supporting roles, all of whom make their debut in Tamil cinema.

Language: Tamil
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 13 Jul 2012
Genre: Action / Thriller
Running Time: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
Distributor: NA
Cast: Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal
Director: Chakri Toleti
Format: 35MM, 2D

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Writer: Ramesh

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Watch this if you liked: “Aasal” & “Ratha Charitram”

"Billa 2" is a prequel to the blockbuster hit film "Billa" which creates a lot of hype especially for Ajith fans. It's a film where bullets speak more than words.

The film narrates the story of David Billa (Ajith Kumar), a refugee who comes to India after civil war in his homeland. He ends up getting involved in a small crime like smuggling diamonds, and gradually becomes a drug dealer who eventually meets up with an international weapon smuggler, Dimitri (Vidyut Jamal). The rest of the story dictates how he eliminates his opponents one by one and comes up as international don.

Ajith looks young and energetic in the role of a gangster and he is the only reason for watching this film. Both villains played by Sudanshu and Vidyut respectively look impressive in their limited role scope. Leading ladies played by Parvathy Omanakuttan and Bruna Abdullah's performance are wasted here and exhibit nothing except being glamourous. The first half was interesting with a neat introduction and colorful eye catching item songs, but the second half was just wasting time with mindless violence which fails to establish any emotional connection between the lead pairs. Though there's hardly any story, still it is fairly engaging with its trendy characteristics and non-stop stunt sequences. Credit also goes to R.D. Rajshekar's cinematography which is a visual treat, laced with stylish editing and not forgetting the opening credits which narrate a short story impressively with its visual effects. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music score is another plus for the film with his seductive yet rustic item numbers like 'Madurai Ponnu' and 'Yedho Mayakam' which leads the top of the music charts.

In terms of drawbacks, we have loads of violence and bloodshed which doesn't go well with family audiences. If you're expecting something commercial, like "Billa" and "Mankatha", then "Billa 2" is a major letdown. Watch it only for Ajith and nothing else.

Cinema Online, 17 July 2012
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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