Box office craze: Ajith’s ‘Billa 2’ opened to packed houses
Ajith returns as the dreaded don in ‘Billa 2’. The movie opens big at the BO
By Shashi Reddy
Date: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 06:41:04 GMT
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'Billa 2' mania
Billa 2 fever grips the town. The movie has released across 2500 theaters worldwide, making it one of the largest Tamil releases ever. In Tamil Nadu, it opened across 600 theatres, and is dubbed as David Billa for the Telugu audience. It’s reported that the first show on the first day began as early as 4 am. The ardent fans of Thala Ajith are already queuing up to book tickets for the weekend.
The makers of the film are on cloud nine. Talking of the film's USP, producer Sunir Kheterpal, of In Entertainment, says that the film is a 127-minute unapologetic, quick and fast film, which does not waste any time with un-necessary songs in foreign locations and comedy tracks. “Less James Bond, more Jason Bourne; that's Billa II”, concludes Kheterpal.
The city is naturally on an Ajith high, and the entire credit for this kind of frenzy surrounding the film goes to the star, claim the makers. Billa is a franchise and has a high brand value, and the producers are sure this film will live up to the expectations of everyone.
There are going to be three surprise factors in the film. First, Ajith’s rival in the flick is the Bollywood hunk Vidyut Jamwal, who made an impressive debut last year with Hindi film Force. Other than Vidyut Jamwal, Kingfisher hottie Bruna Abdullah is also in the film. Former Miss India Paravathy Omanakuttan, too, is making her Tamil debut in Billa 2, and will be seen romancing Ajith.
Billa 2 is a prequel of Billa and will narrate the story of how David, an ordinary man from the coastal regions of south Tamil Nadu, becomes David Billa, a dreaded underworld don, with superstar Ajith Kumar reprising the role of the titular character. The movie is directed by actor Chakri Toleti.
Catch the stills of the movie with some trivia on Billa 2. Also check out stills from the sets: