The most anticipated Ajith starrer, Billa-2 has generated about 41 crores revenue from selling rights excluding Kerala theatrical and Hindi dubbing and TV rights. According to sources, this takes Billa-2 to the top spot among the pre-release revenue grossers of all time in the Kollywood.
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO of IN Entertainment, the producer of the film has stated that there was a huge interest amongst potential buyers for the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights for the film. However, INE has chosen Aascar considering their commitment on marketing spends and ability to give the film a hassle-free, wide distribution release in TN, he added. Tamil Nadu theatrical distribution rights of Billa 2 was sold to Aascar Ravichandran for Rs 26 crore. The movie will be released simultaneously in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka, apart from other centers.
While the film will be released David Billa – The Beginning in Andhra Pradesh, the original Tamil version will be released in Kerala and the dubbed version of Tamil will be released in Karnataka.
Billa-2 audio online!
Billa-2, the much awaited sequence to Ajith‘s 2007 super hit Billa, is all set to hit the screens in June.
With fans eagerly waiting for a sneak peek into the songs, Sony Music will present a glimpse of the 4 songs beginning April 25th for the music fans across social / viral platforms and radio. This innovation will culminate into the audio launch on May 1st, a day which incidentally coincides with Ajith’s Birthday!
Ashok Parwani, Head, Sony Music South, says, “Billa was extremely successful and people are now eagerly waiting for Billa-2. By showcasing a new song each day, we’re giving the fans something to look forward to every single day. We’re tapping on Ajith‘s popularity and we’re confident that everyone will truly appreciate the idea of this visual treat.”
The music to Ajith‘s 51 st film will release from April 25 online.
Billa-2 is an upcoming Indian Tamil gangster-thriller film directed by Chakri Toleti. It is a prequel to the 2007 film Billa and would focus on how David, an ordinary man from the coastal regions of South Tamil Nadu, becomes Billa, a dreaded underworld don, with Ajith 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.
The film, which is being produced by Wide Angle Creations in association with the Hinduja Group company IN Entertainment, was officially announced in November 2010, with Vishnuvardhan as the director. Due to conflicting dates, he was replaced by Chakri Toleti, while a new script was penned by a team involving Toleti and Eric Felberg. Filming, which commenced in July 2011 and was completed by December 2011, took place primarily at Goa, Hyderabad and Georgia. Billa-2 is expected to release by early June 2012.