Director: Chakri Toleti
Producer: Sunir Kheterpal, Suresh Balaje, George Pius
Writer: Era Murukan, Jaffer Mohammed
Screenplay: Chakri Toleti, Sarath Mandava, Jaffer Mohammed
Story: Chakri Toleti, Eric Felberg
Star Cast: Ajith, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal, Sudhanshu Pandey
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: R. D. Rajasekhar
Editor: Suresh Urs
Studio: Wide Angle Creations, IN Entertainment
Distributor: Aascar Films (India), GK Media (USA)
Release date: 13 July 2012
Budget: 33 crore
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 Kumar reprising the role of the titular character. Supporting roles are essayed by Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal and Sudhanshu Pandey, all of whom make their debut in Tamil cinema. The film’s soundtrack and background score were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while R. D. Rajasekhar handled the cinematography and Suresh Urs worked as the editor. Billa II was filmed with an RED EPIC Camera, becoming the first Indian production to be shot with it.
The film, 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 II is scheduled to release worldwide on 13 July 2012; a dubbed Telugu version titled David Billa would be released simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh.