Cast: Ajith, Parvathy Omanakuttan
Direction: Chakri Toleti
Production: L. Suresh
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Billa II – Sleek & Suave
Ajith‘s forthcoming offering, ‘Billa 2‘, is a prequel to his 2007 blockbuster hit, ‘Billa‘. This film by Chakri Toleti showcases how a commoner who is an Eelam refugee, David (read Ajith), from the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu goes on to become Billa, one of the most feared underworld dons.
Ajith plays the titular role in the film with Parvathy Omanakuttan and Bruna Abdullah playing his lead ladies and Sudhanshu Pandey in a pivotal role. Earlier, Huma Qureshi was supposed to play the main female lead; however she was replaced by Parvathy Omanakuttan after the first schedule of the film, as the script underwent changes, which was after the makers watched Ajith‘s 50th offering, ‘Mankatha‘.
It may be mentioned that Ajith‘s ‘Billa‘ that released in 2007 and was directed by Vishnuvardhan, fetched him more fans than ever and the movie was one sleek package with Nayantara and Namitha on board and racy scenes.
An interesting aspect is that the director of this film, Chakri Toleti, will use an EPIC camera for filming. ‘Billa 2‘ is now the first ever Indian film to be shot using an EPIC camera. It was the same breed of EPIC Camera that was used by James Cameron to film ‘Avatar‘.
Audiences will also get to see a younger Ajith in this film as the script demands for it. The tunes for the film have been composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja who composed the songs of ‘Mankatha‘ as well. Cinematography is by RD Rajashekar.
The film’s logo that was recently unveiled has become quite a rage among thala fans, especially in social networking sites.
With thala Ajith playing the lead along with two hotties for the female leads, Yuvan Shankar Raja‘s music and Chakri Toleti‘s direction, ‘Billa 2‘ that will release in April 2012 is definitely going to be one of the most expected films next year.