Ajith fans call him Thala. However, the man prefers to be simple, yet full of mass and class appeal. We are speaking about Ajith, who has had a dramatic run so far in the Tamil cinema industry.
His journey includes high peaks and deep pits, which has collected him a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu. It seems like the producers and distributors of his upcoming flick, Billa 2, have understood the strength of his fan base well. Or else, they could not have sold the theatrical rights of Billa 2 for a whooping forty crores, which is a record number, as far as we consider Ajith‘s career.
Billa 2 is a prequel to the blockbuster hit Ajith starrer Billa, which had its release way back in 2007. Billa was a remake of the Rajnikanth starrer that goes by the same name, which was one of most popular movies in the illustrious career of Rajnikanth.
However, now, Billa 2, the prequel to the Ajith starrer Billa, says how David Billa earns his mark as an international gangster. In addition to Ajith, the movie also stars Parvathi Omanakuttan and Bruna Abdullah as the female lead roles. The first edition of the movie had Vishnuvardhan as the director. However, Chakri Toleti of Unnaipol Oruvan fame is canning the second edition.
While the storyline of Billa 2 appears interesting, since it is a prequel, the distribution of the movie is turning out to be a more interesting tale. Earlier, there were reports that the production house for Billa 2 has sold the theatrical right of the movie for 26 crore rupees.
However, rubbishing all the rumors, the production house, IN Entertainment, a part of Hindhuja Business group itself has released an official report with the exact figures of money for getting the distribution rights.
The official report from INE states that the company has sold the theatrical rights for an awesome 40 crore rupees, which by any means, is a record – breaking figure for any Ajith movie. However, the report also claims that this figure is just for the theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu region. The company stills hold the distribution rights in Kerala and the Hindi dubbing rights.
The report also says that this whooping figure of money marks an eighty percent rise when compared to Ajith‘s previous movie Mankatha! This clearly shows that Ajith is getting bigger in the picture of Tamil cinema!
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Published in Dinathanthi daily newspaper dated April 28, 2012